Watch Nicki Minaj Recite Maya Angelou's 'Still I Rise' And Try Not To Get Emotional

20 November 2015, 09:48

Nicki Minaj A+E Networks 'Shining A Light' Concert

You need to see Nicki's heartfelt tribute to Maya Angelou at the 'Shining A Light' concert this week.

This week some of music's biggest names including Pharrell, John Legend, Nicki Minaj and more gathered in Los Angeles for 'Shining A Light: A concert for progress on race in America.'

To support the cause, 'Anaconda' rapper Nicki Minaj took to the stage to recite Maya Angelou's beautiful 'Still I Rise' poem, leaving the audience a little teary. 

Watch the full thing:

"Just like moons and like suns with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still i'll rise," Nicki said.

The night also saw Pharrell, John Legend, Miguel, Tori Kelly and more put on heartfelt performances. Watch highlights below. 

Pharrell - 'Freedom'

Miguel and Tori Kelly - 'Free Your Mind'

John Legend and Pink - 'Someday We'll All Be Free'

Ed Sheeran - 'People Get Ready'