We often forget rapper extraordinaire Nicki Minaj comes from a theater background.

She reminded us of her unique drama skills when she delivered a unique rendition of Maya Angelou’s iconic “Still I Rise” poem on A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The program is dedicated to having an honest conversation on race in America.

Set to premiere on November 20th at 8pm EST on A&E, catch the clip of Ms. Minaj paying tribute to Ms. Angelou above.