Thursday, November 17, 2016

Alicia Keys on the December 2016 Cover of ELLE UK Magazine

Alicia Keys has been on a make-up free journey and bought it for her ELLE UK December 2016 magazine cover. On the cover which was photographed by Kerry Hallihan, Alicia is rocking a leather jacket. In the issue she talks her family, being a feminist, going make-up free and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Alicia's feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstand on November 15th.

On feminism:
'Let's look the definition up because I have in my mind what I feel it means." Reading on her phone, she continues: " 'The advocacy of women's rights on the ground of political, social and economic equality' – so yes. Yes, I am a feminist, and whoever isn't is crazy...It's about owning your power, embracing your womanhood.'

On her love for her husband – musician and producer Swizz Beatz: 
'He is an electric current. There is not a soul who has met him who hasn't fallen in love with him.'

 Discussing her family: 
'I have a very blended and interesting perspective of what family life looks like. There is no one way, no perfect way. Each way is different with beautiful scope to be something good. That is life. Our eldest son is 16 and it's really cool to be in his life as an adult figure who is not his mum, and he gives me a prelude to what is coming with my children.'

On going make-up free: 
'It took me forever to get this skin. I mean, I know how it feels to have a face full of bumps and pimples. I lived through that in the public eye. But when I first got pregnant [six years ago with her son, Egypt] I started to eliminate dairy from my diet and drank a lot more water, which made a huge difference to my skin. Some have called this a crusade. Well, I died laughing at that. I use to feel the pressure to appear as the music industry expected, but I don't now.'

Credit: ELLE UK magazine

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