Rihanna is on the cover of Elle Magazine’s July Issue. Also in the issue is Alicia Keys who is featured in Elle’sRock of Angels: Women in Music 2010 . Keys had the following to say:
My look isn’t plotted out, like, I’m going to have red hair because it’s a new record. It has to be genuine, not a branding concept.
Some sources have suggested that Keys was talking about Rihanna. I doubt it. But I do think Keys is teetering the line since a lot of singers are big on branding themselves these days. Careful, don’t want to get all high and mighty. Check out the rest of the interview and what Keys had to say about her music and collaboration with Jay Z. [Source]
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Being pregnant won’t stop Alicia Keys from being active. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Shakira all performed at the opening concert in Soweto, South Africa last night for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
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I guess Swizz Beatz should be a really happy man these days. Beatz and Alica Keys are engaged and expecting their first child and he apparently made peace with his ex-wife, Mashonda. He told the New York Daily News while on vacation in St. Tropez, “I’m super-excited. People are calling me from Dubai and Japan. We haven’t set a wedding date, but we will. We’re just letting everything flow.”
As far as the “peace” that’s been reported, Mashonda’s lawyer, Bernard Clair, confirmed that she received Beatz’ child support check for $334,000. I suppose that would bring most people some peace. The picture below is of Keys at the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball at St. John’s in London several days ago.
I guess Alicia Keys was catching on that no one was being fooled by her attempt to cover her baby bump. According to E! Online and other soucres, Alicia Keys’ rep confirms that Keys and her fiancee, Swizz Beatz, are expecting their first child together and plan to be married later on this year. These two have been in the media spotlight for months now (and it’s not just because of their music). A lot of controversy has surrounded Keys and Swizz Beatz because of their alleged one and half year affair while Beatz was still married to R & B singer, Mashonda. The picture below is Keys hiding her baby bump last night at a charity gala in London.
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Alicia Keys is trying to not appear pregnant, but after the concert pictures from the Radio 1 Big Weekend, is there a doubt in anyone’s mind, unless she was trying to appear round. These media games just remind me of the days when Alicia and Swizz tried to hide their affair relationship from the public, even though everyone knew about it. I appreciate celebrities like Monica, who are just honest and open about their life. No lies, no hassle!