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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is known for fun and sassy songs like "Super Bass," but the artist bared her softer side in a tune called "Marilyn Monroe" that leaked onto the Internet in February. In it, Minaj confesses that she sympathizes with the late entertainer. "Is this how Marilyn Monroe felt?" she asks at one point. "Must be how Marilyn Monroe felt." The most iconic song written about Monroe, however, remains Elton John's 1973 track "Candle in the Wind," featuring lyrics like "Goodbye Norma Jean," a nod to Monroe's real name, and "Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did." Fifty years after Monroe's death, her legacy is stronger than ever! She ranked third in Forbes' most recent list of top-earning dead celebrities, with $27 million, behind only Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

Celebrity Tributes to Marilyn Monroe

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Screen siren Marilyn Monroe died 52 years ago on Aug. 5. In remembrance of her shocking death at age 36, check out the ways that stars such as Rihanna, Kate Upton, and Mariah Carey have paid tribute to the blond bombshell.