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Nicki Minaj paid tribute to Aretha Franklin on Queen radio episode 3

Alicia Keys also stopped by to perform a cover of Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

August 16, 2018

Nicki Minaj aired episode three of her live show Queen radio, on Beats 1 via Apple Music on Thursday. Episode 3 featured a tribute to soul icon Aretha Franklin, who passed away early this morning. Alicia Keys stopped by to deliver a heartfelt live performance of Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" — which you can watch here via Keys' Instagram.

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Elsewhere in the episode, Nicki spoke on her upcoming NICKIHNDRXX tour with Future, sharing that she will begin rehearsals for the tour immediately after the VMAs. Minaj also spoke on her "Barbie Dreams" track off of Queen, which drew much attention due to its playfully foul lyrics about some of music's biggest names. She said Dave East and YG got the joke and added that she hadn't heard from Drake about it yet.

Watch the episode on demand via Apple Music here.