During this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Alicia Keys is expected to deliver a performance that will blow our minds. However, the beautiful singer decided to release her new single “Girl on Fire”, before she even got the chance to really shine at the Staples Center. The single features Nicki Minaj.
The track was released on Monday, September 3, and is the title track of Alicia’s new studio album. There will be two versions of this track: “Girl on Fire (Blue Light)”, and “Girl on Fire (Inferno)”.
Alicia’s song begins with lines from Nicki: “Spirit of Marilyn callin’ me, audibly/ Ballin’ she/ Said that she would never leave/ Continue to torture me,” in which Nicki refers to Hollywood’s bombshell Marilyn Monroe.
The song continues with Alicia’s powerful voice in a ballad-like style. Nicki Minaj comes back for the second verse, but Alicia is the one who closes the song. What can we expect from Alicia’s performance at the 2012 VMAs? All we know now is that the artist promised to debut her new song, which she also did five years ago with her hit “No One”.
Alicia announced: “Debuting a new song at the VMAs is definitely special. I debuted ‘No One’ at the VMAs — it was the first time anyone in the world heard ‘No One’. It’s the perfect setting. It’s the right energy. It’s the right vibe. People are so excited about the night of music and hearing different styles that it just goes over really well. I can’t wait!”
If the singer can’t wait, then what are we supposed to say? The audience loves surprises, and this one sounds like a good one.
Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have rekindled their feud on twitter. The two have had a tumultuous past filled with online arguments, inflammatory public words, and even a small brawl. Anyone remember Cardi B’s iconic shoe moment, circa 2018, when she launched a heel at Nicki’s head?
That however was a different time, when the media and the public couldn’t believe hip hop had space for two incredibly talented female rappers. Times have changed. Their mutual feelings of dislike, however, seem to have remained.