LISTEN: Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj “Girl on Fire (Inferno)”
“Girl on Fire (Inferno),” part of the new Alicia Keys single, has leaked online. Keys has record three parts/versions of the title track — she is calling them “suites” — for her upcoming fifth LP, and was set to reveal the song live at Thursday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The “Inferno” suite, which leaked today, features Nicki Minaj.
Minaj doesn’t stray from her “Roman Holiday” aesthetic, starting her verse of by saying she is possessed by the late Marilyn Monroe. “Spirit of Marilyn calling me … Telling me to come with her,” the “Starships” singer raps as she opens the track. But it’s Keys who stands out on the track. Swizz Beatz’s wife lays down powerful and flawless vocals over her trademark piano punches and a trash-can-lid beat. Take a listen to “Girl on Fire (Inferno)” below.