Sunday, April 13, 2008

Alicia Keys got more than Love Songs


[AK=OG.]

So Alicia Keys is finally felling comfortable with her position in the game to let her real thoughts and ideas out. I always knew this but it's dope to see she's ready to let folks know she's bout more than love songs. ASSOCIATED PRESS:

There's another side to Alicia Keys: conspiracy theorist. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter tells Blender magazine: "`Gangsta rap' was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. `Gangsta rap' didn't exist."

Keys, 27, said she's read several Black Panther autobiographies and wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck "to symbolize strength, power and killing 'em dead," according to an interview in the magazine's May issue, on newsstands Tuesday.

Another of her theories: That the bicoastal feud between slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was fueled "by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing."

Keys' AK-47 jewelry came as a surprise to her mother, who is quoted as telling Blender: "She wears what? That doesn't sound like Alicia." Keys' publicist, Theola Borden, said Keys was on vacation and unavailable for comment.

Though she's known for her romantic tunes, she told Blender that she wants to write more political songs. If black leaders such as the late Black Panther Huey Newton "had the outlets our musicians have today, it'd be global. I have to figure out a way to do it myself," she said.

The multiplatinum songstress behind the hits "Fallin'" and "No One" most recently had success with her latest CD, "As I Am," which sold millions.

So AK rocks the AK-47?! Nice. You know there's a Diva/Keys collab waiting to happen. Two rebels with a voice! THEY DON'T WANT IT!!

11 comments:

The Deen said...

I've been waiting on that collab for a minute now, ever since I saw that photo with you two Harlem queens.

Frank said...

I can def see Keys goin political..Lauryn left a vacuum that needs filling

meluv79 said...

A.Keys is evolving, an art form of music needs rebels, spreading the knowledge

Frank said...

btw, that u with the Cassava Piece radio thing on Mavados joint?lol

Anonymous said...

That collabo would be a good look! We need that!!!

Gabriel said...
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J.LOUIE DA DUKE said...

What A Turn On!!! Strong BLACK WOMEN!!!
That's Why Im Digging You!!! From a Rebel With a Cause to A "Rebel With a Voice" Stand Up For your Rights BAby!!!

Frank said...

Jay Smooth basically sums up what I think about her comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtsmvbSHvXw

ahk sauce said...

i feel in love with AK 47 after reading this article. i just really hate how the media tried to make her look/sound crazy.

tra said...

Yea, evolving that's right.

freddy said...

don't believe the hype

http://www.mediatakeout.com/22942/alicia_keys_responds_to_blender_article__claims_its_full_of_lies_and_misrepresentations.html

maybe ILLUMANTI got to her and made her change her story :)...

lol @ u conspiracy lovers


Skulls and Bones,
Freddy