Nicki Minaj Was Tasked With Reciting Maya Angelou's Poem 'Still I Rise' And Beautifully Nailed It

"Still like air, I'll rise"

On Wednesday night, A&E held a special event called "Shine A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America".

As the NYDailyNews reported, the two-hour special was taped in Los Angeles and will air on Friday on A&E Networks, iHeartRadio and other TV stations.

One of the highlights was Nicki's reading of Maya Angelou's 1978 poem "Still I Rise," addressing a number of issues dealing with race and femininity.

You can watch Nicki's stirring reading of the poem below.