Nicki Minaj channeled her inner Maya Angelou during A&E’s Shining a Light concert.

PHOTOS: Inside the Star-Studded ‘Shine a Light’ Event

The show, which aimed to raise racial awareness, featured performances from celebs like John Legend, Alicia Keys and Jill Scott. And, of course, a very special reciting of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” from the one and only Nicki Minaj.

Check out Nicki’s reading, and be sure to catch the show when it airs tonight on A&E networks at 8 p.m. ET.