Alicia Keys is not only an R&B goddess, but she is also a woman with a big heart. Aside from being a philanthropist, the multi-award-winning singer shares no bad blood with her peers.
This is good news for Lil Mama as the “Lip Gloss” rapper previously rained on Keys’ parade during her epic performance of “Empire State of Mind” with Jay-Z at MTV’s Video Music Awards in 2009.
No Bad Blood
As reported by Revolt, the 15-time Grammy award winner has forgiven Lil Mama for crashing her duet with Jay-Z. This confession came during the “Girl On Fire” singer’s interview on “The Morning Hustle Show.”
The mother-of-two revealed that she couldn’t stay mad at the “UHOH” rapper because she never noticed the New Yorker was on stage.
“That’s the craziest part of the whole thing for me,” Keys explained, “I was on that stage, JAY was in the middle, she was on the other side of JAY, and I never saw her. Never.”
The Best Selling Artist added that she didn’t blame Lil Mama for interrupting her performance as the rapper was undoubtedly moved by her powerful music and couldn’t help herself. In her words,
“Look, this is what my music does to people, What can we say?”
Although the 40-year-old was ready to bury the hatchet, the internet was not as forgiving, and the “All In” actress became the subject of various memes and jokes after the incident went viral.
However, the 32-year-old felt remorseful about her actions and tried apologizing to the “Empire State of Mind” singers, but neither responded to her plea.
Making New Hits
Keys is far from done with the music industry as The Blast revealed in September that the Songwriters Hall of Famer had a new hit song featuring Swae Lee from the hip hop duo “Rae Sremmurd.”
The mother-of-two announced on Instagram via a stunning cover art for the song titled “La La.” The image captured the R&B songstress’s profile adorned in large gold jewelry while her hair was slicked back into a bun.
This song was the first single the 40-year-old has released since her 2020 album “ALICIA.” The “No One” crooner also dropped four bonus tracks to celebrate her debut album “Songs In A Minor.”
Performing With Her Son
Keys is a proud mother of two adorable boys, Egypt and Genesis, whom she shares with her loving husband and record producer Swizz Beatz.
PEOPLE recently shared the singer’s emotional reaction while rewatching the clip of her eldest son’s performance at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards in which he accompanied his mother on the piano as she sang, “Raise a Man.”
Despite not being the “crying type,” the mother-of-two admitted to the news outlet that this touching moment made her sensitive to Egypt’s growth and tremendous confidence.
The proud mother stated that her son had natural music skills; however, she wasn’t sure if he would be an entertainer like his parents. Whatever his decision, Keys and her husband are ready to support him wholeheartedly.