Nicki Minaj Reads “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou | Shining A Light Concert | A&E

Nicki Minaj Reads “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou | Shining A Light Concert | A&E

Nicki Minaj reads Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise” at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles during Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, presented by A+E Networks and iHeartMedia. For more from the concert, tune in to A&E on Friday, November 20 at 8/7c.


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20 Responses

  1. BeingTiffany says:


  2. Romina Alvarado says:

    First time I hear this girl speaking without cussing, good for her.

  3. Devin Harris says:

    This whole concert is a big race bait…

  4. American Mangaka says:

    Beauty shop! ????

  5. mrsuns10 says:

    Nicki reading poetry?

    I’ve seen everything now

  6. ReginaldDj Thomas says:

    I LOVE This Nicki Minaj One For The Haters YES!!!!!

  7. carrastealth says:

    When I was told that this was going to happen I was naturally hoping that
    Janelle Monae would get to read it as the message in most of her music
    touches on things like that. But Nicki got it instead, I guess because
    she’s more recognizable in the media eye more..

    She did fine.

  8. Nate Lemuel says:

    The ladies in Beauty Shop did it better. I rise!

  9. Ashleigh Minaj says:

    The love I have for Maya Angelou and Nicki Minaj ??

  10. nerdywilliams says:

    i was left under the impression that Nicky studied acting before she became
    a pop star? Why is she reading this like a wall ? !!!

  11. Brit Stormy says:

    How is it possible I can still see her butt from the front? :-O

  12. Anthony Navarro says:

    Nicki identifies with this poem so well. They couldn’t have chose someone
    better to read this. You go Nicki! Don’t let anyone tear you down! And
    thank you to Maya Angelou for writing this beautiful piece. May you rest in

  13. Briton Mutsingo says:


  14. Daya Subramanian says:

    Amazing! That has always been one of my favorite poems.

  15. ElliahxLiisha says:

    Nicki is so beautiful ♡



  17. Internal Screaming says:

    i have been cleansed of my sins this was too pure

  18. saturngrad says:

    I Rise

  19. Steven Krazier says:

    She should have read some of her tasteful lyrics after this.

  20. shenjeev k says:

    is that real nicki?
    i never knew she can dress decent!