Alicia Keys Talks Rihanna And Living Free

Melinda Tommy | June 22, 2013

Alicia Keys graces the cover of the June 2013 issue of Evening Standard Magazine where she talked about Rihanna.

Mrs Keys confessed that she loves the Barbadian star and admires the way that she handles herself in this tough music world:

The Girl On Fire singer explained:

[I] love her ‘style’ and her boldness, and the fact that she is, no pun intended, so unapologetic. But also, it’s such a tricky, crazy business, and when people are a little bit younger than me, I’m always hoping that their soul is good ’cause it can be such a soulless space. Who’s really loving you and making sure that you’re OK? Because everybody wants to make sure you’re OK when they can get something from you, and they’re getting a percentage from you. But they don’t technically care if you’re OK. They just wanna make sure you can stand so you can go to work.
So naturally I am always thinking about people and hoping that in this very soulless place they can find completion.

Alicia had the following to say when she was asked if she believes that Rihanna is in good company:

“Um. I don’t know, because I don’t know her personally like that. But I do know there’s a lot of good people at Roc Nation [her management company]. And I do think that as we all get older, you start to be able to say, “No, I’m not gonna take that from you any more.” So,’ she smiles, ‘I’m proud of Rihanna. Because it’s not easy to stand up in this crazy world and make it and keep going and try new things. And find your way through it.”

The singer who is currently performing in Europe for her Set The World On Fire tour (she performed at the Sporting Club Salle des Etoiles in Monaco last night) gave this little info about her personal life.

Life is many things, and I didn’t know how to balance it before. And I didn’t know how to enjoy it very much, either. One of the things my husband has taught me is how to be more free. To be more fluid and flow.

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