HOT! Alicia Keys ft Nicki Minaj's ‘Girl on Fire (Inferno)

Hot. Sizzling. A must hear song. That is how The Beat feels about the new smokin' hot song from Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj‘s collaboration on ‘Girl on Fire Inferno’ - and it doesn’t disappoint. The track opens with a thumping mid-tempo beat as Minaj spits a verse about not succumbing to the dangers of Marilyn Monroe-inspired excess and self-destruction. Alicia herself knows from experience that you need to rise above it, going back to her days in Hell’s Kitchen as a child and going on to initially struggle to snag a record deal. Keys soars in the chorus, which is simultaneously simple and glorious. In her second verse, Minaj prays for strength and resilience to deal with critics and adversity, closing with “X in the box / Ain’t nobody checkin’ me.” You tell ‘em! Both artists share the spotlight on this song, and they both earn it. Minaj’s lyrics are some of the most moving and meaningful of her career, while Keys returns to the piano and feel-good vibes that made ‘No One’ such a huge hit. Expect to hear this song nonstop on radio — and not to mind. These girls are both on fire. Watch the video HERE!