Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire ft. Nicki Minaj is a fantastic collaboration of two immensely talented woman. Together Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj have created a compelling song which brilliantly showcases both of their talents. Alicia Keys original version was a smash hit. The remix, featuring Nicki Minaj adds an extra verse and supplies extended depth to the already great song.
Primarily written by herself, Alicia Key’s “Girl on Fire” is the title album from her most recent album. She was assisted in writing the song by Jeff Bhasker and Salaam Remi. The three also produced the ballad. Keys wrote the song after her marriage to Swizz Beatz and the birth of their son Egypt. Keys is joined in her performance by Nicki Minaj, a hip-hop artist from Trinidad. The music video, which paints Keys as a “sexy” homemaker, was released in October, 2012 and was produced by Sophie Muller.
It seems that motherhood has deeply impacted Alicia Keys, as she told ABC News she definitely wanted to have more children, but needed to wait until she had finished this tour. “Girl on Fire” is Key’s favorite today as she feels it more deeply reflects whom she is becoming. Her two-year old son, Egypt, about whom Alicia Keys wrote “Girl on Fire” is touring with her and bringing joy to Alicia and her son. Keys has said the song’s words “When they lay me down and put my soul to rest, when they ask me how I spent my life, at least I got to love you.” remind her of her son and her husband.
Nicki Minaj is a great artist in her own right. After coming to America at a very young age, she initially studied to be an actress. However, after releasing several mixtapes, it became clear that she was destined for musical greatness. Nicki Minaj’s fashion sense and musical ability have helped to define the increasingly popular diva. She made the perfect partner for Alicia Keys in “Girl on Fire”.