Alicia Keys  delivers three versions of her second single, "Girl On Fire," just in time for her performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
"She got both feet on the ground and she's burning it down. She got her head in the clouds and she's not backing down. This girl is on fire," Alicia sings on the original version of the female empowerment anthem.
"Surprise! #GirlOnFire was so hot I made 3 versions! part of a #girlonfire suite I'll give U 2 of 3 now ;-) Do U have a fav? http://bit.ly/OV7IW9," she tweeted.
Nicki Minaj  opens the second version, "Girl on Fire (Inferno)" with rhymes of being haunted by the ghost of Marilyn [Monroe]. "Took me on the balcony, telling me to jump with her/ Yeah I'm in the ghost but I ain't doing stunts with her/ I ain't trying to be that, haters want to see that/ But I got 'em aggy, cause I win the gold like Gabby," Minaj raps, referencing 16-year-old gymnast Gabby Douglas.
Minaj comes back closer to the end of "Inferno," shouting out her loyal Barbz. "Take away my fear when they interfere, God/ Do you fear God? Cause I fear God," she raps. "And to my core fans, keep reppin' me/ Do it till the death of me/ 'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checkin' me."
Different from the other two, "Girl on Fire (Bluelight)" is laced with smoother, slower soundscapes.
Which version do you think Alicia Keys will perform on Thursday (Sept. 6) at the VMAs?
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