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Nicki Minaj
Beam Me Up Scotty
Released April 18, 2009
Genre Rap
Length 3:08
Label Trapaholics Records
Writer Onika Maraj
Producer Danja
Beam Me Up Scotty track listing
"Still I Rise" is track number 20.
Previous track
"Can Anybody Hear Me?"
Next track
"I Feel Free"

"Still I Rise" is the 20th track on Nicki Minaj's mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty. The song was originally leaked in 2008 and was ultimately added to Beam Me Up Scotty. The song is about Nicki standing up to the haters, and addressing certain situations/rumors people spread about her, including being Chinese, having a sexual relationship with Lil Wayne, being a lesbian, and copying Lil' Kim's style.

The recording is an original rap over the beat of "No Matter What" by T.I.

Background

Minaj revealed via Twitter that she wrote the song in her BMW, parked in front of her mother's house.[1]

Cross references

Teaser video

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Nicki Minaj Hood Affairs DVD Teaser


Lyrics

[Verse 1]

She said "fuck Fendi" but I think she was playin'

I heard she move them thangs, I think she fuckin' Wayne

She call herself Lewinsky, that means she give him brain

She tryna' be like Lil Kim; her picture looks the same

Why she ain't signed with G-Unit, she from Queens, right?

And what's her nationality? She Chinese, right?

I mean she okay, but she ain't all that,

She ain't the next bitch, tell that bitch fall back

See I'm a hater, I go hard listen, let's begin

You know her last name Minaj? She a lesbian,

And she ain't never comin' out, look at Currensy

But every time she do an interview, you know I run and see

She get me so sick, it make me vomit

That's why I spend my time online, leaving comments

And you know, that I got some more haters with me, might hit up This Is 50

MTV, hit up BET, tell 'em pretty, pretty please don't play Nicki


[Chorus]

Still I rise, still I fight

Still I might crack a smile

Keep my eyes on the prize

See my haters, tell 'em hi

One day you'll remember this

One day when we reminisce

Nothing I do ever is good enough for the music biz

Still I rise, still I fight

Still I might crack a smile

Keep my eyes on the prize

See my haters, tell 'em hi

One day you'll remember this

One day when we reminisce

Nothing I do ever is good enough for the music biz

(Nothing I do is good enough for you)


[Verse 2]

Bitches is like crabs in a bucket

You see a bad bitch gettin' shine, you should love it

Cause every time a door opens, for me that means you

Just got a better opportunity, to do you

They don't understand, these labels look at numbers, it's statistics

I lose, you lose, ma, it's just logistics

Anyway, real bitches listen when I'm speakin'

Cause if Nicki win, then all of y'all gettin' meetings

Ask L.A. Reid, ask Jay

Then hit up Universal, see what Sylvia Rhone say

Ask Craig Kallman, you can ask Chris-

Lighty, when you're done, just salute a bad bitch

Only underground bitch around that's ducking the paparazzi

In and outta town, be swervin' the Maserati

Stay around the white like a Nazi

Pussy p-p-popping on my poppers so the cops see, bitches


[Chorus]

Still I rise, still I fight

Still I might crack a smile (Still I might)

Keep my eyes on the prize

See my haters, tell 'em hi (I'mma keep my eyes on the price, oh, oh)

One day you'll remember this,

One day when we reminisce

Nothing I do ever is good enough for the music biz

Still I rise, still I fight

Still I might crack a smile

Keep my eyes on the prize

See my haters, tell 'em hi (tell 'em hi from me)

One day you'll remember this

One day when we reminisce (when we reminisce, reminisce, baby)

Nothing I do ever is good enough for the music biz

References

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