By Miranda Johnson
Marilyn Monroe died nearly 50 years ago, but her legacy is more alive than ever. In honor of what would be her 86th birthday, the infamous 5th graders from Staten Island's Public School 22 Chorus decided to remind the world of just how much of an impact she had. In celebration, the kids decided to deliver their rendition of Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded track “Marilyn Monroe."
“This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest American icons of all time, the stunningly beautiful and remarkably talented Marilyn Monroe. In her honor, the chorus decided to cover her tribute song by another brilliant talent, Nicki Minaj — the appropriately titled 'Marilyn Monroe,'" they explained before delivering the song. "To make this dedication extra special, we invited last year’s unforgettable star soloist Denise (who happened to be paying us a visit that afternoon) to help us out on the hook."
The chorus gives a haunting performance and Denise shows us that she’s only improved with time. We hope this rendition has Marilyn looking down and smiling…. Happy birthday Marilyn Monroe.” – PS22 Chorus
The PS22 Chorus is a youth musical movement directed by Gregg Breinberg. The bunch of youngsters have already gained national attention with their covers of stars like Adele and Lady Gaga. The group has also appeared on Oprah, Nightline, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Sesame Street,The 2011 Academy Awards, and also here at MTV.
On Thursday Nicki Minaj addressed the tragic murder of one of her fans in Tokyo, Japan and denied rumors that her backup dancer was involved in the case.