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Gabby Douglas Is Your New ‘Girl on Fire’

“No, it has nothing to do with The Hunger Games,” Alicia Keys told EW of her new album Girl on Fire, crushing the cross-promotional dreams of a hundred music executives (and, we suppose, the Hunger Games fans who would be interested in a 50-minute Swizz-produced tribute to Panem). So instead, let us draw Katniss-like inspiration from 2012 Olympic gymnastics all-around champion Gabby Douglas, who gets her first Nicki Minaj shout-out in the otherwise kind of mellow title track, released last night. Some facts to consider: (1) Keys is scheduled to perform "Girl on Fire" at this Thursday’s VMAs (2) Gabby Douglas — along with the rest of the Fierce Five — is scheduled to present at this Thursday’s VMAs. If Gabby does not get brought onstage to jazz this one up with some handsprings, we will consider this a missed opportunity, MTV.

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