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Janelle Monae Reads Poem At 'Dear Class Of 2020'

Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Shonda Rhimes, Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monae and more recited Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem during YouTube’s virtual “Dear Class of 2020″ commencement celebration on Sunday (June 7).

Each woman took turns reading lines from the poem such as, “Does my sexiness upset you?/ Does it come as a surprise/ That I dance like I’ve got diamonds/ At the meeting of my thighs?”

The montage also featured clips of Angelou herself, as well as Misty Copeland dancing alone in a ballet studio.

Watch the clip below.

GIVEON DEBUTS INAUGURAL ARE & BE SPOTIFY SINGLES “LIKE I WANT YOU” & “UNTITLED (HOW DOES IT FEEL)” (D’ANGELO COVER)!