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Riff: Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj – “Girl on Fire”

Nov 20, 2012

And to my core fans, keep reppin’ me/X in the box, cuz ain’t nobody checkin’ me

from Girl on Fire (Inferno Version) lyrics by Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj

It’s a sad state of affairs when the version of this song featuring the original “Stupid Hoe” is charting better than the original. Her “Inferno Version” appearance does not fit at all, and serves as a gimmick to add an appeal to fans of lyrics like “you a stupid hoe” repeated 16 times for a chorus.

  • chynagantt

    my best song

    • Karl

      The Minaj-free original is definitely solid.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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