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Roger Hawkins, Drummer for 'The Swampers,' Dies at 75
"The original drummer for legendary studio band has died Roger Hawkins played for the swappers the muscle shoals band that was immortalized by being name checked in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song sweet home Alabama however he and his bandmates played on many more than just a song or two the man can be heard on hundreds of hit songs recorded by some of the biggest names in the business Aretha Franklin Wilson Pickett Bob Seger Paul Simon James Brown Linda Ronstadt and Alicia keys among them Hawkins has died after an extended illness he was seventy five years old I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Vanessa Bryant mourns Kobe and Gianna one year after they died
"One year since the sudden death of an NBA legend or literally standing here, heartbroken In the house. Kobe Bryant built Alicia Keys opened last year's Grammys at the Staples Center. Just hours after L. A Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gina, were among nine people killed when a helicopter crashed into a California mountainside Today marks one year since the world was left in shock by the passing of an 18 time NBA All Star, two time Olympic gold medalist Oscar winner and perhaps most importantly to him a girl, dad. Moments of silence are expected to honor Kobe before the three NBA game scheduled for today. While his team in purple and gold will continue to honor him in little ways is the Lakers have done all season long sporting Black Mamba sneakers and the number 24 on their sleeves? As LeBron James noted of his late friend is a lot of things that die on in this world, but legends never die.
Fat Mascaras Annual Naughty & Nice List
"All right. We're going to kick it off with a little naughty. Okay who's been naughty this year jess so my on the top of mind audie list are all the agents. The hollywood agents were telling their celebrity clients. Right now you know what i see for you. Doll and twenty twenty to your face on a cosmetics line. You need a skin care line. Almost saying the world needs it. But i think we're good for now. It really has been a year of celebrity line. Launches hasn't it yes. I've got a list of someone's that i don't know if they've all launched this year but here are some names you've talked about in the podcast this year ready ready lady gaga letting gaga. I mean we just talked about her last week as you know her. She trademark for skincare. Line that she has. I know house of gaga makeup line. Jennifer lopez is launching her line at the beginning of twenty twenty one riana fendi fifty skin Just launched for rail launches getting caroline alicia keys launched a last so clare which is like a whole skin-care but it's even bigger than skin care. It's a whole beauty nettle health. Line carmen electra. Into that one. We didn't even talk about her yet. To raji p. Henson has a haircare line. Selena gomez has a makeup line and yet. Does you doing skin to. It's not yet operative word serena williams is into hair care right or no no cisco son care. Spf member eleven. Yeah eleven right lauren. Conrad we had on the show. She is doing makeup end. Skin-care kristen bell she come out with a line or best friend. Kristen who we will fight to the death if you say anything bad about her so i don't have any problem with any of these individuals by any means. Were really well done. I liked a lot of products from a lot of those lines. Yes so we're not you know. I don't wanna hear like wait a second. You guys had these people on the show you promote them. What are you saying. You're talking to both sides your mouth. That's not it it's just. There's a saturation of celebrity. Like beauty. lions right now. I'm not sure how many more we need at like. I'm not sure how. But we definitely don't me. I don't know how many more the world needs. And i'm not really sure what. Us ps unique selling points. There are if we have too many more celebrity cardi right now through zeta-jones with her mar inducing video. Yes with her eyeliner. Like i just. I'm just not really sure how much more we can add to the conversation right now before it becomes like a parody. Do you remember all the fragrance lines came out like the end of the two thousands. It was like every celebrity became drink. Eventually yeah yeah i just. i'm nervous. Were getting to that point. Yeah i i. I agree with you and i think in general i found my job as somebody. Who's a beauty journalist. Who wants to try things and bring you the best. I found it really hard this year. There was just too damn much. Yeah so naughty naughty to the faceless agency i like it or blaming agents. It's true because those people get money out of it to all right Minority was my naughty mask. Ni twenty twenty two biggest off twenty twenty mask asked matthey okay so you guys know what that is that we didn't it didn't even this existed. We have the name. we had hormonal acne. Which often shows up on the lower half of the face. This is different. I got pimples this year in my mustache area. that's not hormone acne. That's mask me. Get this the american academy of dermatology published research papers. An eighty three percent of healthcare workers in china suffered skin problems on their face this year. Because everybody's walking around in a pp's which great a warm moist environments will logged pours. Acne and i'm just going to add onto acne naughty enough. it's not just acne. I was doing some more research on this and basically what the mass does. It just creates an inclusive environment the same way like your pimple patch does when you're healing pit bull that's good in some cases but not when you're using active ingredients so hey guys out there if you don't have mask knee. Heavy notions really read or the sides. Of your mouth cracking. Maybe he's a retinoid. It's more effective under that hot moist -clusive environment so like you gotta you gotta like pare back on all the active stuff.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Questlove Supreme
"AUDIBLE DOT COM Slash Malcolm X.. Can I don't mean to but always always said, if I got chance to talk to you I, wanted to ask you as a species. Now did a lot of time has passed. I was always curious that first album those grammy's that Amir mentioned I remember that time also being kind of make I assume with a little emotional for you because I remember a kind of pit against India Irene right and I remember that whole thing right? It's interesting because by twelve fifteen act like it's ten twelve years later. Years. Late now. Young Young. I just wonder if you ever think about this, do you think differently about how that happened and how y'all were pitted against each other like that? Like what you do you ever think about that you know what? You know what? That's super deep that you ask me this and Now that I am on a weakened, you know adult woman that's why I'm asking you know I think that's I think thank you actually for asking me that because. I really didn't understand. What was happening at the time? I was so excited for both of us. First of all, you know. India res. Music. Is So dope and I was. Continue to be a huge fan of her energy and her style. She always had such a presence and we cross paths all the time all the time and even on Oprah show right? She was on. Oprah. Show I forgot about that as right the Oprah. Was You Jill because I remember Jill was on that show India Mary Mary. The branch is the branch now no. Big Episode in Lisa Jill Scott like she just had. The the black women of the moment and that like that was a very crucial moment..
"alicia keys" Discussed on Questlove Supreme
"When do you decide that? You would like to do this as a profession because I've met you. what I assume is the first stage of your career when I believe that you were still in artist on Columbia I believe. So I meant. When you? Do you remember that? Do what we do is the funny. So the story of me first meeting you. Is the roots are working on our four thousand things fall apart. Steve Actually you're connected to the story I'm connected to the story yes. Yes. All right. So the prefaces de Remember when Foxy Brown threw a Tantrum at electric lady. Yeah, and she sent that poor intern. Were you intern. Yeah I was the wait a minute. She sent you to the Bronx to go get those those crispy creams no no that was a different US I was the assistant she was screaming because she couldn't find her headphones shoot. Me The steal them live. Okay well. Yeah. All right. So just doing the doing the whole allegedly. Period of Voodoo and. Like chocolate all this stuff that we recorded. Brown came in for like a month to work on her second record she threw. A temper tantrum. Because, they didn't get back. Then everyone's catching crispy cream fever and New York City. where? Like the red light comes on you know the hot at everybody knows the deal. So, Fox's sent this poor intern. Who is clearly not from New York. City like all the way up to the Bronx. To the twenty. To, twenty four. Hour. crispy creams but I don't know did you get mugged or anything like that or now he got donuts. donuts but like within his life. 'cause you have to take the subway up there whatever and so I was kind of angry that she put him in that position so to be an asshole. I went and. Fox He like. Was it like a order like seventy, five dozen. Seventy five boxes of Chris Griffin donuts. Does meat. So basically when she went in the room, there was nothing but. Amount of donuts. And she was actually flattered Oh my God you kidding me and I was like, thank. The whole point. Back cry. Now. We're BFF's but. At the same time I still have to work on the roots record at Battery Studios. And so I was there to record most death..
Selena Gomez is proud to show her transplant scar
"Selena Gomez. She's such a little cutie. Oh, she's so sweet but Selena Gomez is showing off her kidney transplant scar with pride. So she's proud of what she's gone through and singer personal recently with one hundred, ninety, three, million instagram followers and she shared with them a glimpse of her scar from the the transplant that took place in two thousand seventeen. So she's No. She's not a kid anymore she's twenty eight years old. She wanted to her confident womanhood now and she posted a blue swimsuit to promote her friends new swimwear line and she made the scarf visible on her inner thigh and seems might seem like a minimal thing. But for someone like her who's been so focused on image embody consciousness then perfect little packages a pop star. It's a really big move for. For her maturity to actually show off this
Kentucky Native George Clooney Says He's "Ashamed" of Breonna Taylor
"Of course running so high across the country today after no officers were charged directly related to the killing of Brianna Taylor took testers hit the streets after the news broke the grand jury indicted a former police officer on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into neighboring apartments and the other officers were charged and Louisville, Kentucky where Brianna was shot the protests took a violent turn to police officers were shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A lot to unpack here. How do you feel about all of this? Both of you? The saddest part about all of it is that I am not shocked that this happened. I'm in shock that I'm not shocked and whenever you look at the footage from the night before or two days or four and they're boarding up downtown and they're putting road blockades before the verdict even came in something that was honestly supposed to be stay hush-hush between jurors and a judge. You just know what to expect. You know, my people understand what to expect and that's the saddest part. Yeah, and what's really sad to me is that, you know people on the internet and Instagram often go to this thing where they say. Oh, well, you know, this person was a bad person. We shouldn't be making this person a hero this twenty-six-year-old woman was a front line worker who was doing the most legal thing that an American Canyon. She was sleeping and getting ready for work and people barged into her home and shot her and there's Justice for the wall of her neighbor before there's Justice for her. So you're telling black Americans and black children that your life is less valuable than a plywood wall. Yeah, that's what the issue is. And I know we have to go to break and we're going to be back cuz I know we have a lot more to talk about so you guys join us. We're going to keep this conversation going. Welcome back to daily pop as we mentioned before the break. No officers were charged directly related to the killing of Brianna Taylor protesters hit the streets across the country celebrities like George Clooney Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys are all speaking out Kentucky's attorney general warned people not to be influenced by celebrities and social media influencers off. So he says don't understand the case and their Community but George Clooney who's a Kentucky native wrote an open letter saying he is quote ashamed of this decision off, you know, you and I all three of us have had such open conversations about this. What are you guys think when you see something like this after six months of trying to get jobs or somebody? Yeah. It's obviously not served. The whole thing is outrageous. It's outrageous. It's insane and the contrary to how you felt. I'm still shocked and maybe that's my whiteness wage. That I'm still shocked that this didn't Justice wasn't served here. I really thought it was going to be and I saw that it was not gonna happen and you know, and I've been following the case. It's just shocking to me that It ever happened. Honestly, I have to say that there's no justice served. I I kind of have to second what what Justin said, I'm not shocked at all and to put it pretty blatantly and off early. If this was me there would have been Justice served if I was if I was shot sleeping in my bed. All three officers would be their licenses would have been revoked. They would have never been able to be police officers. Again. They have City wage had to pay my family a tremendous amount of money. Like we are not treated equally and yesterday, I mean, I just didn't I we spoke a lot about this before we started the show this morning and we kind of got into a little bit of sort of the racial Justice is yesterday with stassi and everything and I said this to you before the fact that stassi Schroeder has had more of a negative impact to her life off. Okay and has lost every stream of income because she made some ignorant horrific comments and I'm sure she's ashamed of and the police officers who killed and shot somebody while she wage Sleep in her own residence that she pays rent for okay walk free with not a single problem in site can still continue to make money can still connect to pursue the job but they've trained for it is effing bananas. But this is way this world works. This is why people are calling for police reform and I'm going to let you guys found something the person who brushes my hair in the morning for two seconds every day had to go through 1600 out 1600 hours of training before he could touch a follicle on my head, right and police officers go through less. Yeah the end of the day I want to urge everybody. I know November 3rd is coming up and yeah, you guys should get to the polls. But also when your local channels, and your District elections come up and your state elections come up, I want you to Google the people who are running for those offices and I want you to look at what they said or didn't say wage. About what happened to Brianna Taylor McClain are George Lloyd Wright? Those people stay quiet throughout those whole things your answer is deafening. Yeah and did not want those people presiding over and making decisions about your life. That's a question that you have to ask yourself because that woman was twenty-six years old that could have been your daughter and that could have been your thoughts
Everything You Need To Know About Justin Biebers New Song
"To superstars have announced new music on the way Alicia keys who self tied it on a leash had seen several delays due to co with thankfully, the weights almost over she took a social to announce that the record will finally arrive on Friday, which is the same day just beavers unveiling new music justin have been posting mysterious Hinson's last Friday counting down September eighteenth before finally confirming on Monday and it's called Holy. There's speculation chance to rapper maybe on him after Justin retweeted one chances tweets that read I know he made you a snack like Oskar. Proud which something is a lyric we'll know on Friday.
Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday
"Social media is uniting that's a force in support of the black lives matter movement everywhere you look on social media Facebook Instagram Twitter you're finding black squares as a movement started by the music industry has spread to other celebrities even to everyday people it's part of black L. Tuesday an online event that started with record labels and is being embraced by artists like Rihanna Alicia keys Coldplay Radiohead and the Beastie Boys most of their sites went blank no text no images though the hash tag the show must be polished or black heart emoji is also being seen Britney spears says she joined the blackout Tuesday movement and urged fans to do the same saying people should stay off their devices to focus on ways to make the world a better place for all of us I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Jay-Z's Team Roc calls for fast action in Ahmaud Arbery case
"Some top hip hop stars a calling for justice in the case of a black man who authorities say was shot to death by two white men in Georgia Jeezy's roc nation entertainment company has paid to have an open letter published in the Atlanta journal constitution newspaper it calls for officials in Georgia to take quick action in the case of Ahmad operate the open letter is signed by Jay Z. along with Alicia keys yo Gotti meek mill and a pair of attorneys in a statement to the Associated Press keys because the video heartbreaking and inhumane in his own statement yo Gotti says everyday activities should not end in death sentences I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Taylor Swift to join star-studded 'One World: Together at Home' global broadcast
"And this Saturday's star studded global broadcast one world together at home just got a whole lot more star studded Taylor swift is join the line up along with Leon and Shawn Mendes Camilla avail Sam Smith usher Jennifer Lopez Alicia keys and parole Williams and a list of non musician celeb's is also growing Oprah Ellen DeGeneres Matthew McConaughey and more one world together at home layer across all major TV networks cable channels and streaming platforms Saturday night
"alicia keys" Discussed on Broken Record
"Ever. Ah For that phone call like I didn't just go. That was not a normal occurrence. If you can imagine even today you know a missing so much in even today. If he was still alive I was calling him. I was still so nervous about. Call him so understand like that. That part probably would just stay put but if you can imagine that it's the very first time I'm ever calling somebody who I admire on a level that site explainable and calling to see if maybe cool with me performing his after I heard time and time again that he turns everything so that was what I was up against as about eighteen. I think at the time maybe nineteen and I'm in some hotel room because we do at some little tore through these different hotels and For the presence of Anima Hotel calling on the phone and the person says hello a prince and like is this prince like no hold on a transfer me okay. So then. The next person picks hello. Hello not him either. Hey look at Princeton alike yes okay. Hold on a chance to me. How many times they get a chance to be at least four times and so every time the call is transferred. My nerves that more and more terrified and scary. He finally got on the phone. I hear his voice like it's him. It's his voice. I don't even know what to barely say anymore. Had some script written down but you know I start talking to him and he was super friendly and really encouraging and saying he heard what I've been working on and he knows that I'm writing and producing my stuff and he really loves that. Keep that up. And and that's when he invited me to Paisley Bar so I I I asked him if I could put it on the album and he said once you basin card in play it for me. I say okay. An addition. It's been tastic. That was that was nuts. I mean one of the craziest phone calls from my life and you go. How long after was along to take you to go to the park to play for. Wasn't that long after we were still trying to get it cleared and he kind of made. It seem like if I came in played. Maybe be more inclined so I'm pretty sure we went quickly. And he has a whole audience of like hardcore prince lovers in auditory analysts. Yes those freezing I mean. Wow it's so Kota there as winter Have my this little tiny leather jagged wearing everywhere. I don't know what was the matter me. Why did I might have another Jackie and And it was Super Friesen over there but it was incredible as the world all its own it was all his memorabilia and incredible moments that he's been a part of in contributed to culture two musical culture. Which is embodied all right there the doves and the purple and the piano and writing on it and outfits from Purple Rain and I mean. It was literally stunning. It was the most beautiful days I ever saw. And then you know him to have this kind of performance space for the die. Hards could come in just like the apartment. Hit Earl is nuts. He becomes a friend afterwards definitely he definitely became a mentor and a friends who checked in on me and would often comes in my shows. It often talk to me about the hard things you know as a performer As a as an artist whose whose music is starting to reach places in New People and what that was and on the on the business side ownership and being in control of what we create and also just you know even like sonically how it sounded at the show and he was very very specific. He didn't just come to light show in other candidates chilly he always came with an intention and purpose something to teach me and so even though every time. I spoke to him. I was terrified and trying not to cry because he told me. My sound didn't translate well in that show and I'd be like oh no. Does that mean it sounded you as a China? Tell me some bad. He wanted me to be aware that that are needed to improve. You know and and so that that way you like a big brother who would really tell you you know what was happening in a true way. A one one last thing I wanted to talk about was just performed. A Kobe's memorial service and Grammy's and bombers inauguration last year in this really interesting position very few art historian where you're you're like you're the kind of person we turn to Thinking who else has been that claimed that role in American music I would say maybe twenty years ago would also Simon and we're after nine eleven if played the boxer or any plane. That was the person whose music return to when we needed some kind of and Jordan civil rights it would have been Harry Belafonte. Probably Wow. That's that's the kind of urine net tradition. Now you're like the. I just wonder what that feels like you kind of responsibility that comes with that and you are you aware of that. And what is it opposite making you? I definitely Definitely know that as I've grown as I've become more comfortable in my skin and more truly who I am that I know that there is a deep connection that we share in that we have an. We've always had it but I don't think I was ready before to truly be comfortable with it to be Be completely just more so much more open and so much more able to share my truth. And what I'm learning what I'm experiencing and even my vulnerabilities and my pains in my fears my sinuses The humanness that lives in all of us at I for so long felt like I had to put into a box so that I could get on with each day and just get through all the demands and things like that and so now that I'm so much more clear about the fact that part of the beauty of us is all those sides that we spoke about. It's beginning this conversation. The scary the vulnerable the fear the anger all the parts that we kinda boxed up and put away is there too out of control or they're too personal or they feel too raw. I've become so much more comfortable with expressing incense since I have and since I had started to know myself more and be comfortable with all those parts of myself I find. That connection has deepened in a way that I never expected and I definitely wasn't ready for before because I wasn't even ready to do. That was my own self so now that that is happening. I do see how the connection is the point of what you're saying. There's something there that's creating. It's creating a a level of deeper understanding level of solid level. Love connection that creates something which just has been circumstantial because we're in a really tumultuous time and we need each other just more than ever and so I always wanted to be purposeful. Hours wanted to do things that have meaning to them and not just empty reasons and I have been getting these beautiful opportunities that even I have not known or meant to become what they did. I just was okay showing up and comfortable enough to show up in even through to all the scary things that I personally feel. You know all the time when I'm going to perform or when I'm going to put something on my back and walk out with it and hope that it all goes well. You know So I think the openness that I am experiencing is creating that kind of connection between us and I'm I don't know when it exactly started but I'm really loving it and I'm looking for more. There's something beautiful about the fact that like Biracial go from Manhattan. Plaza speaks all like. That's kind of. That's kind of amazing. I love morning. Thank you so much. This has been so much fun and best of luck with a good one and be safe and be careful and be good and hopefully down and have a meal and talk when big normal keys book more myself. A Journey is out now and a new album. Alicia COMES OUT IN. May fifteen artists and songs she mentioned in a conversation with Malcolm at broken record. 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"alicia keys" Discussed on Broken Record
"You wrote that what you were not a lifted and so a lot of Anita Baker. I remember back to. My mother was lifting so tons of a neat Anita Baker and so back to that Ella Fitzgerald Nina Fate Anita Baker There was this kind of jazzy under own that I really related to a lot from those artists that she trade but I was growing up a new say not right now dot take you back to fourteen as kind of member myself on a little beyond that. I told L. About frontline air doors sitting in knee. Just kind of I remember. Also listening to a lot of Brian McKnight at the time because he was a he was a beautiful peon players on writer as fascinated with listening. And how that was and he would do these. Really Pretty Ano- songs And so I think I was Taken some of that energy and just sitting at the piano and finding these courts and filling low and I was just alone and I wrote that and your your mom comes home from work and you turn you saying. I've written a song in your plan for No what is it must have blue. This remind bullet was your mom's reaction to this prodigy inside this tiny apartment in Manhattan. I own no I. You definitely need to ask her. I and now what does she think her? And Talk to me later but the you know. I don't remember her. I'm sure that she was excited. And you know when I hear Egypt Egypt. Jump on a piano. He plays piano and and he'll come up with these songs. And I and I can hear incited song. What's go- what's going on in his mind what he's stumbling on and it's good and I can say man he doesn't know it yet and he doesn't think about it all extra hard like that but I saved you know that has an ear. He has some a stand stuff. And I'm always like wow I'm interested. I'm not pushing it or extra. China live bill uncomfortable. I'm always interested. I don't know if she had the time to even get into it like bad or did I play it for her right away or was I working on it for some days. Does she just over here me? And just let me have my space and over. Call her being like. Oh my gosh wow does I. Don't remember her being all like that. Only been in two zero six and everything so I'm not saying she didn't but I I don't recall it being kind of a thing. So not sure what. She was thinking or feeling at that time. Because I was like fourteen when a little later maybe at sixteen when I started doing showcases and I started. Maybe it seemed more like a something that maybe he'd be nervous from me about or whatever but I'm interested in myself. Let's both caller shoot. We should have just added heard this happen. Question is one of the fascinating things about book is when you talk about at a very young age you meet these very very powerful people who hear you an. Easterly see if there's something special there I'm thinking about five days. She held up. And then we'll talk about those three. I mean for small. It's by my disco blown at the age of how you nineteen when the music came out or when we were I still working on because I was finding next knows that. Oh Yeah how do know the agent which three of the most important cultural figures neural Music and beyond music recognize something in you right does let steel i. You know I would say that I started with my first manager. Geoff Robinson who was the first that even before me you know saw that there was something in me that was special and unique and that was about that no fourteen fifteen eight hours still with that first group and he was the one that said you really support you really should be a solo artist which is like no way on everyone because his solo artist sounds so boring and lonely but You know he was right. You know he was. He was right I he saw that. I've played already so I wrote. He saw that I could do them both together and and it just created something that was that was special that he saw and so he was the one that you know took me around to the different labels and created the opportunity for me to meet these different people that I met Peter Edge who also became a really big part of my life and to this day. Is You know the president And so he so he definitely introduced me to Peter and then Peter Than Than Jeff also from me to Columbia and. That was the first time that I had my first situation. Which didn't work out that. Well and then and then between himself and Peter got me. My first meeting with Clive Davis and that was about not almost say that was about sixteen or seventeen just spent a couple of years but Columbia creating most of what became songs in a minor but they They just didn't understand the vision. They didn't get it. And there's a lot of internal changes and stuff like that happen all the time and business and so so So that I met climate seventeen esh and then I worked another couple of years. Create you know finish in upper newsy. Do Remember what you played for him so you go just to those. Who Don't know. I Davis is like the most legendary figure the greatest talents SPA. I mean he's the God in girl walk into his office at Arista at and you're seventeen were you. Were you intimidated? I was late and I was so annoyed that I was late in. Jeff was so mad at needed. I was late his this. This is like the biggest meeting of your entire life in your late and I felt bad wannabe late like no one wants to be laid so that was city and unfortunately no it was all my side that I think he had his meaning ran over so something happened that I did seem late even though of course. I'm nervous because I'm like you know this this I at the time I was trying to get out of my previous label deal which wasn't going well and was interested and he heard already a group of song because I created so much of what became songs in a minor and I was playing stuff like I had a song called. Why do I feel so sad? I know that I've seen that I had a song called loving you which was greatly inspired by Aretha. Franklin like that style of his home I had my butterfly song that was playing the shore and then I was also playing some. Brian McKnight covers and some Marvin Gaye covers and stuff like that. I think that's probably that was my rep it starts. I'm how long have you played for? I mean you know like a little cubby like a twenty minute. Fifteen hundred songs talk in a little. You know that you looking at him while you're playing I don't I mean I was definitely nervous. I have you know I hadn't I had done a lot of showcases because in order to get that I deal. We did a lot of showcases in and I had been performing alive since that first group and I had a sense of like how to put my thing on but I was always quite was I looking at him. Probably a little but not a lot not extra ova competent. Just like enough to do my thing. And he didn't. He didn't have any doubt in his mind when he when he said. I want to work with you. You sedation. I don't know if that happened exactly on that spot or if it was a call that maybe transpired later or a second meeting. Even but I'm but as I recall it he definitely. I mean he'd said he complimented me in ways that I had never been complimented and to your point about the people that he's worked with. You know you know like the you know like the Santana's in the earth wind and fires and ends and just some of the absolute Joni Mitchell's and like some of the absolute all time rate is artists ever cheese. Been a part of their creative trajectory and so he would tell me that he thought I was a lot like Joni Mitchell and you know he never stepped foot in the studio with her that she create all her things and write all her songs and she just came back to him and said okay. My music is and she was like I see that. Scu like that. And I couldn't believe it. You know my seventeen wrote cells being told that he saw me like someone like a Joni Mitchell. I was like what so Was very excited. He knew what he saw he knew what he has had his eyes on and he also knew that there was a one in a billion chance at Columbia would ever let me go. It was very clear about that. He did do their everlasting. I'm sure the my elder lanston great fortune come back. Louisa talks about the beginning of a friendship with Prince. We're back with Alicia keys. Who had run another interview by Malcolm? Requested she tell her Prince Story. I gotTa tell your story which was another of my verifies about that story is so you? WanNa do you want to cover a prince song on on a minor and it's up to you to call prince to ask that's the I mean other people could call but it would likely not go well and I think that they understood that if I called maybe it made it a little harder for him to say no may I mean I don't know I was. She was definitely observing what I was doing and he And he was he was so veraciously a music lover and really excited about new music all the time. I never met anybody like that. Who just knew the pulse of new music so so well And so that. That was him so he was definitely observing. What I was doing and this is really interesting. So this point you put on any any records ever outfall in by the outright arrived okay. So he would have heard fallen and banned. It was up to me to say. Oh as part of the whole album I also recorded How come you don't call me and would it be? Okay a feed a clear that to go my album because he sees the songwriter. And you do have to clear covers With so that was that was asked him that question and it was so crazy because like first of all. I hadn't spoken to people that I adored like him.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Broken Record
"Stuff that was just so many different sides Shove a ranks and you know different different MAG- Cobra. I remember all type of different Ray Lucia Bon ton and It was just a bunch of different styles of music that was happening and we were listening all of it. And you would you start. Your Girl Band did not know. That was an ambition. Alan were you in the band a while. I mean we really believe in that. We really wanted to take it all away. We had our rehearsals on time at the Peo- pal on one hundred twenty. Four street We would I mean it was a couple of years. I think that we were just meeting up in China. Make a word practicing and at school and working on what kind of music I was when I when I was that bad when that age. Are you making something similar to the kind of music you made? Today was yeah. It was mostly like we would sing our favorite songs. We were working on arrangements to the song that we love so that if we ever had the opportunity to sing for anybody we will be ready to perform. But didn't you write you a note of it? Didn't you write a song called on all done? Was that you mentioned that in your book. I'm all alone is the first alone and that actually was triggered by the death of my grandfather and that happened that about Twelve I think I was about twelve at that time and that was I wasn't really in the group at that time I mean it was a little groups that I was at that time but but when I wrote that song the significance that was just it was the first time a inexperience was painful. Enough to really you know. Provoke me to take all this information that I had with piano and with music and you know sit down and create a thing and it was the very first time did that. Did you continue to write all the way from that point forward? Will you continue to write music all the time or is this something that you left foreign came back to like is the second one CY started? I really I. I recognize that it was something I could do. And also recognize. It felt really good to just sit down and say what you feel. I remember one of the one of the one of my dearest sisters Was A who was also in the group with me. She and I she started playing Bass and piano and she and I would get together a lot and just kind of jam right. And if my mother wasn't home she was at work late most of the time and so she would. My friend comes to my house and have her bass and piano. We were listening to a ton of a. Marvin was going on out. Men and the song that we listened so much to his flying high in the sky which to me is one of the most unbelievable compositions ever because you hear this base and it constantly walks up and this relentless jazz Z. you know stupor that he's describing how he's feeling being high and it's so it's so painful and beautiful at the same time and And that was something that we were really fascinated with him because she was starting to learn the bass we would play like these type of energies informs and and I think that's really good for both of us to just be holed up inside in. Oh playing music which is why you know music. Save so many lives. What's the first song you wrote? You think we should. I truly great mature Stom- like a song. You're you would happily play a concert. The very first on the song I consider my first good song is is a song called butterflies and that when I wrote when I was fourteen and I would play it today. I'd say right now It's really sweet but beautiful and surprised at the surprisingly mature for fourteen in a way that it. It kind of seems time is. It doesn't feel like Oh. Yeah you could tell young when I wrote that you can as you can see how. Masan developed over time and became more intricate. But but you don't pay attention to that. It just feels like a sweet song. You know what I'm going to ask you right now. Don't you guys? Because I don't have piano. You could just like singlet to see lines acapella. Can you know might be described your version with us all right Let's see so versus lately when I look I really Y'All the only one I need mnay. They don't know how to describe how low they may be. El In how you give me love.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Broken Record
"I also had a lot of older friends so I felt a lot older than I was acted a lot older than was probably pretty fast in regards to my experiences and things like that so. I just had a sense that most people my age never did and I just I couldn't go back. I didn't know how to go back. I was already already so road responsible. And kinda crazy and loud mouth and you know God was extra tough and all the stuff that you think as a kid exactly. It's irrelevant because you had your whole timeline. As an artist is sped up. So what happened you at nineteen is what usually happens to singers at twenty five or in people. I think. Forget if you grew up in New York trick you grew up in New York. You're just you're two three years ahead of everybody else. You just have to grow so much faster sounding do way earlier. Edits shoe. I mean so. Sinus sixteen graduated high school at Sixteen went to college at Sixteen and also started not the experience. The journey China become an artist as six. And so all of it. This is like hey we saw no your sixteen year old cells. It's Friday night because I asked this question because I was in New York us the years right when I came to New York. Well me and my friends were either. China sneak into the tunnel Holland. Tunnel are always played at sneaking a tunnel China. We like dress up enough people in not sixteen in China. Sneak in say we lost by the time I did that. We went allotted. Escape key is a skating rink in the Bronx. Achey and me and my friends never skated because we were always like he needed to run data here. I don't want to be on hair skates so nervous. Gay just in case you need to get out of there and never took off my jacket and I never took off my jacket and places for years for years. People would ask you. Can I take Django Jacker Whitney when you need to get out? You need to have your jacket so that was like always just instinctual Our own and we go to each other's house we would hang out like You know hang in Harlem a lot which basically just a lot of walking around basically where you went nowhere you just walk and will indifference guys a chance to talk to you and you just do to gain and keep walking in a lot of laughs brand walking. That's occurred what we did. What are you? What are you at that age? You're listening to what says because the Music Scene Dick. The Hip Hop Scene York is exploding writer. I was the best. It was so good. I mean it was Mary J. Blige. You're listening to fame clan. We Listen Nah. Is who listening listening to be smalls or listening to pack. We were listening to Black Moon Black Moon was another time. Mazing we listen Smith Wesson ever crazy. They were part of that. Whole Beverley. We were listening to you. Know like as of Udine was was in the consciousness of the time like jade blackstone or consciousness like big girl groups of being voices loud Imbo We listened into a man. There was so much great music you know.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Broken Record
"I know I I didn't know before anything started to take off or how and I was able to get another Gino of trying to think of when I'm actually trying to think of when the cross happens I think I got the There's a piano. That was part of the first deal I had and it was a far superior Canada. My Little Brown one and I would at the time. I didn't know what success was as and I didn't know about it. Make it an idea. I was just like wow. This is beautiful piano and and I in my spirit and my mother we said. Well who should WE GIVE THE PIANO? Is that someone else can learn. Someone else can have a beautiful experience as though that we've been thinking that we weren't thinking. Oh we better hold this litter of BP like most museum where piano we never? We never thought about out there. Someone's got that piano as they can. They know is yours. Is You know with a million dollars when we come back more from Alicia keys. Hey all these are crazy. 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I had no idea for small ideas if that's where he grew up. But I know any kind of world unto itself of all of these creative types from Broadway and so just described as Manhattan Plaza for those who don't own New York so Manhattan. Plaza is like a once in a lifetime creation Basically it was built to support artists and creatives in that area. Because it's on forty second street between nine hundred ten and two twin towers and One is on Tenth Avenue. One is on night avenue and it was an experiment that the city did at a certain point to try to create a affordable living space for people who were creatives. Obviously this New York City is all about creative people and at industry in the entertainment industry and so what they did was they created a system that you would pay only a portion of what you made that much. So you know as we know. Artists have fluctuating. Incomes is not always a check every week. You know you don't have a retirement plan It's very very unstable and sometimes you work in a lot. Essentially were not at all and so depending on whatever was happening that month you pay a portion of what you need and I remember. My mother told me that her per her rent was about seventy five dollars. So at was you know at that beginning time and and and so what they created was a really special place that also had like a playground for kids so in between the buildings there were these special things and so in a lot of ways you could live in that building and kind of how it was its own world unto itself and everybody who was in that building knew each other and all the kids kind of play together and you know. Sometimes you know you even even me discovering who lived in that building. I'm like wow turns. Howard Larry David Jackson. You didn't see him back into San Sam Jackson. But I wouldn't remembered if you had. I couldn't been so young that you know it just doesn't on you like that. You know but I would have known if I if I saw him but you know he was also in that building for a time. Now it's it's it's an only in New York kind of thing. I don't exist anywhere else. They're seriously but it's punk a middle of Times Square in the eighties. Nineties and Times Square needs and nineties is dot the world's most pleasant place. Were you aware of that? Fact that it was sort of the world outside Manhattan Plaza was a little scary or did you just not did that. Not registered you when you were a kid and I knew very clearly if you go to school in order to come back to school in order to you know if there was any activity that I was doing. My mother was big on that. My mother's a single mother in a real means city with daughter and so she was definitely focused on making sure that I have places to go and places to be is she knew if I didn't then I would. I would find places to go places be so Every time I walked out on the street even one of my earliest recollections early in the book That I love a lot is the first time that I asked her. I asked her. Who were the women on the streets? Who in the winter barely had any clothes on and she you know probably struggle with trying to answer that question for whatever? I was six year old or whatever that was. So you know a lot of that. A lot of that energy of Hell's kitchen which literally was as it sounds. That name was perfect. For how it looked and sounded and how it was and and so. I was very familiar with the life outside of that which was full of a lot of a lot of IMF prostitutes a lot of X. rated stores and theaters A lot of heroin addicts drug addicts It was definitely full of the New York scene. So sounds very aware of what that was and I think it actually informed my A lot of my character annual and I noticed as I reflect back that I've always been very you know My exterior has always had to be well in place and that is a lot because of you know those she said I grew up for you. Sound like you had a pretty while at my right. I was reading like how while was Alesia when she was in when she was a teenager. I what I wanted was your I wanted. You want your mom to weigh in and say the real story what was going on your fifteen years old. I definitely I was definitely. I just knew I knew it. All by all fifteen year olds. Do I just a new. I was grown too because I I had to be very Independent from a very young age. You know my mother needed me to be able to get around the city. Schnider be able to get to where I was going gets to school. If I had a piano class or a dance class I need to get there. I need to give back home. You know and and so I was definitely always on the streets and I was always able to kind meet up with my friends or go our wanting to go in essence. She was definitely on me for sure. She was wild so you did not want to upset that women to this day. You don't want to upset. That woman is really just so much more. What in this necessary that you just like. Let's just get it right cleese. So she and she you know. Hey I'm not even mad at her she has. She had to be an and I know when I have to go in on my kids like that too because they have to understand how serious it is that they would never know when. You're young. Mind what I know. I understand why she had you know I do. She had to make a point and I had listened and she didn't have a dad. Sit Down and Sally. She's put the bass voice on it wasn't like that you know what I mean so I understand but but she so I was definitely i. I think I was. I was very smart. I really knew.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Broken Record
"Alicia keys started her career as a soulful piano plane. Singer-songwriter a lot like a young Carole King but in the twenty percents we've seen him grow into one of the world's biggest pop stars and like the Kobe Memorial. Recently someone the country turns to when we need a unified voice. Yeah frayed weeding unleashes. Newly released memoir more myself. You understand right away how someone so young cares so much. Wisdom raised by a loving single mother in the middle of New York City in the eighties and nineties. She was bound to groped smart and grow up fast. Or maybe not make it at all. The leashes spoke with Malcolm Gladwin by zoom recently about her childhood navigating the dangerous city but writing her book and had informed her new music and share some astonishing stories about some of the amazing people. She's crossed paths with over her career. This is broken record. Land notes for the Digital Age. I'm judgment here's Malcolm glad. Well with Alicia keys. You wrote this book at the same time that you were doing your latest album. You know I mean. I started to write the book before the latest album for shore but they definitely have synergies and a and a bill that they're companion pieces they belong together. Was it strange to work on a book at the same time as music or the same process view? Well no it's not the same process at all is totally foreign completely brand new Much much more indepth than depth. You know obviously the book writing process and the length of time that it takes much longer and much more patients required to really follow through with everything and find the through lines and really be clear about the intention and the meaning that you know at it makes sense the whole way through it at a really brings you there but emotionally. I think it was similar in the sense of you know just having with music you also do have to find the truth in what you're trying to convey and you just doing it in a much more concise way which can also be harder because you don't have the length to deeply explained what you're truly trying to say so and in those ways they both have their challenges but obviously music is more like a second skin for me than book. Writing so in that way was totally different. I think what was good about both? According to music and writing this book at similar times is that I was asking myself to similar questions and and the question that I was asking myself and I was understanding more than ever before. Was this question about identity and who actually am I who who of WHO I am? Coup is web been told me and who is who I'm actually and that became a theme. That was both. I was deeply able to search through the book writing process from looking from very beginning stages to now and then I was also able to search from this music. Sonic lyrical process. I think it was. It was really cool for that because although the same question it was two different expressions of the question so that made it cool. You tell a story about house was killed you and says how community talk about the Italian which I love because we always have to pick a side right I. I have to say that I've always been fortunate because I grew up in New York City heart of the city right. They're melting pot for real. It was never a moment that I wasn't seeing people of all kinds of descents in all kinds of beliefs and religions places and styles and energies. And that really made a difference for me I didn't feel like I had to pick a side because I I think I think if I grew up in a smaller town or I don't know I think it was just circumstance and you know just how much particular childhood was I never felt like that. I definitely felt understood. They were different sides but it had to pick one you know but I also didn't realize what his question when he asked when he said that it was. I was very defensive. A week talking about everybody knows that and the more people that I started some counter. That actually didn't know that Him Right and And and I guess so in regards to picking sides maybe we I pick the side in in a way. I didn't think I was picking aside. I didn't feel like I needed to pick aside. I didn't realize Oh speaking aside but I think in some ways perhaps I did so. That was what we really interesting about it. It it just Kinda put myself. He threw me in front of the mirror and I was like L. Maybe so so good about people who who love you and who you love like how they can provoke you to think about things that she would never. There wouldn't have been a reason to think about when he has to that we used to that. Was that the beginning of the process of the new who you already immersed in it. When he said that too I was already writing it. I think that it really gave it a perspective that I did not have prior and I started to really think about it turned it. It Ain't me the questioning of myself to not only think about race sort of think about religion or to think about color but the let's go even deeper and think about emotions because for me. That's my biggest trouble. I find my biggest challenge on my biggest lesson on my biggest opportunity. Or whatever you WANNA call it. Is I find that I. It's been very difficult for me to access my emotions and so I've finally Come to a place where I can acknowledge the myriad of emotions that make us all up who we are and you know because the world is sold drugs and you know we kind of have been taught to be in control of our everything. You know that We don't Granada encouraged to kind of see these darker or deeper or bluer or scarier or more vulnerable parts. That are inside of us. That are really a healthy part of why you are who you are. But if you don't know that side how can you really know yourself? And so that's that bats is starting to send me now that Roco and away. I went back to what it meant to grow up in the eighties and nineties in New York Before I get there I want to touch on this question of racial identity again. You make that comment about your mom. That she's a black woman. You'd never know so. It's almost as if like so you have a white mother and black father. You have kind of black white. Mother and father is that fair. That's what you're saying. Yeah I mean she totally is I mean if you when you meet my mother or when you have spent time with my mother you can definitely no she. She has a certain spirit and she has a certain energy that at definitely you know anybody who says she is. One of the black is white people that you have you ever met. And she's definitely you know we've always had such a really diverse interesting group of on tees and friends and and you know Her colleagues friends and my friends and insisted friends. And all the people that I've been able to attract and just have been a part of my life that have really created a against a really robust dynamic experience in regards to what people look like where people believe feel dance like you know live the whole thing and so it definitely Colorful picture for me and I'm really take back. What was your mom saying if your mom was on this call and I said to. Her daughter describes you as the bucks woman. What was she like you right? I think with that. So what's your panel picture of growing up with your mom in Manhattan Plaza on what your mother is very is really into music. World you up with his intensity musical what she play. You're you're seven years old johm playing I mean if I can remember correctly. She's plan Bobby Caldwell she's playing John Coltrane. He's playing Ella Fitzgerald. She's playing Marvin Gaye. She's playing. Roberta flack's is playing aretha Franklin. She's planning Simone. She's playing. You know all these really epic stevie wonder she's playing all the greatest are coming through those speakers. And all those Those record players because that's what it was record player and get all the albums on all the shell and it was just a sound chap was so beautiful men and you saying that you from the age of four. You knew you were going to be a singer. I mean by at the age of four is when I fell in love. I was bitten in Smithson. I think that that's when I really fell in love with The possibility because My my my little sweet teacher at the time as Hazel who was Kinda been than the music teacher at at my kindergarten. She always so passionate and and so lively and she always wants to expose us to different sounds in places in performances A little south. We're always going somewhere and saying some little song somewhere But she she also did these plays and those plays were the first opportunity that I had. Which kind of trying out to sing in front of people and it was so scary and I was so so terrified which you know it's so terrifying thing in front of you but you know much less for two we don't know as much easier but benefit the you know is super terrifying and but I tried and I saying who's in the wizard of Oz and I sang somewhere over the rainbow and I'd learn it and learn all whereas learn the melodies.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Actually they got sued by Bobby Brown. Oh and the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown because they used footage of the reality series being Bobby Brown and they were saying that they didn't have permission to do that. Okay documentaries have weird laws. You don't have to get the rights for music if like. You're filming someone in real life on the street and like the Bodega behind. It is playing Michael Jackson. You're fine really yes. There's all these weird loopholes so I wonder like when it comes to showing trademarked footage and stuff. They have some kind of leeway. I don't know okay you said what do they call it? The sophomore curse off or slump goes off more slums okay. She talked about mother daughter relationships being a hard yeah and I was looking up why that is and there are like a lot of articles and a lot of delving into that question which I thought was interesting because it is real. Oh Yeah so real. But I think it's the same for fathers and sons. Both same sex parent child relationships are are wrought with potential because for guys there's like this weird Alpha tension but who's going to be the leader of this family. When is the sun old enough to not be told what to do? It sounds different when his dad's toll not to do something it sounds like a challenge his manhood Schiller. There's all this weird Tana me stuff that you need to get from dad more than day. One thing that people were saying which I thought was interesting was that women's rights are changing so rapidly that from generation to generation. They're really different. Oh Yeah uh-huh so girls aren't just GonNa follow in line with what their Mother did or what their grandmother did. Because things are changing so I might reject the lifestyle. The MOM has exact moment feel judged by that I think that my and her mom. Yeah some articles I saw. Were crediting that as being an issue which I think really makes a lot of sense. Yeah it's weird and I'll be able to relate to this but I do think in some ways like some dads have built some steady great business that they work their ass off for right. Let's say they've got like a family roofing company and got some employees and some trucks in the tools. And then you got this son and you want to hand over this thing you work so hard to your son and then you find out. Your son wants to play guitar in bars. Yeah seems so high risk in your scared for the sun you did all this really for the Sun. Yes to hand over something turn key and they don't want it feels like A. Don't appreciate this thing I built for you and then be you're scaring me by this other. Choi's E at's all complicated. I could imagine the. Let's I know nothing about Elisa's mother. I don't know if they have any issues whatsoever but let's just say I can imagine if you're a leashes mother who was raised in Toledo Ohio. Her Dad did not want her to go pursue acting. She moved to New York. She did it on our own and now she has daughter and now she gives her daughter the childhood she wanted. Which is the yes. Let's put a piano in the middle of this one bedroom apartment. Let's dedicate your life to this and I'm going to support this crazy and then your daughter gets this thing that you may be wanted and you're going oh of I had this. I would be her so I think that's complicated. And then you I WANNA have some ownership over that so you feel a part of it like this is a result of all this nurturing. I did and then as the child. You're like no no. I wrote these songs. I practiced I at least I have no idea what the relationship is. But that's certainly a dynamic. That's ripe for some challenges for sure. I think the Times that I got grumpiest set. My Dad is when like he would casually kind of mentioned in a way that I at least I interpreted as Im- saying I got my sense of humor from him or like taking some kind of credit. Yeah that was always really triggering to me or he'd say like I'm the one who quit a steady job and started businesses over and over again. I'm the risk taker. And you got that for me And as an adult you are. You didn't like that. They I do take you left at three and you don't get to claim any of this morning around. Yeah but a a bigger me should've included him in this experience. I'm sure that does have a lot to do with the fact that he left. Because I don't have any of that like with your dad or my mom as far as like taking credit. Also they don't like they don't ever say like Oh you got that. I think they are more like. Where did you get from fat? But every now and then in normally it's the other person like my mom will be like. Oh you got that from your dad for some reason. I I like it more and I think maybe part of it which is deeper is in a weird way. They're giving their spouse a compliment. You get your disciplined from him. I hear that as Oh you think. He has a lot of discipline. Yeah Yeah I like when they give each other complex. That is nice. They have to do it via this other channel. Will the inescapable truth is? Yeah you got everything from both of them and I got everything from the cold hard facts of reproduction. I got all of my jeans from those two people. The cultural layer I do think is large. Yeah Yeah if you have a chip on your shoulder like I have had a lot of times in my life. You hear everything as taking credit away from you. Yeah I mean I have that but I don't have it with them. I don't know why but I do have it with everybody else I'd I. I need a lot of credit. Or even I triggered yesterday on accident by saying you don't need me anymore. Yeah you were talking about the show. Doing yeah which. I'm so proud of and happy for this it. You don't need me anymore. But that didn't feel to me that wasn't you taking away credit. You're giving me credit. Yeah but somehow he didn't like I didn't land how I wanted it to well. I guess implied in it is. You needed me at one point. Which is now what I was ever suggesting. And I don't think that's what bothered me. I think what scared me is? The idea of things are separate or that. I'm saying in some capacity that now I can go my own way and you can go your baby like this is your show and that's my show. I don't feel that at all. I feel that this is our show. That's our show. I especially feel that this is our show up or shook cared about the idea that like. It's all separate or something right but I didn't intend any of you know I was just saying you're a media mogul now and I was proud of you. I don't know if people if people are keeping up. I had a very big challenge assigned to me last week and I have completed it. You all my God win yesterday while you were talking to me now. Yes love to wait for the two way for Wednesday. We'll burn proud of you for accomplishing that chance. They know you weren't looking forward to it. Yeah the challenge was ahead to have phone sex. Yeah and I was very scared. Yeah was WHO's inexperienced memorable? It was. Yeah it was memorable yeah it'll be inextricably linked to corona too which is a period of your life. You'll remember anyway. Yeah I got. It's true actually. I was thinking that recently we have a guest coming up a week from today. Who talks about basically having like this like visceral memory of a period of time in his life? That was like. Kinda hard he talks about like in a comedy club and he can like remember the smell and like walk stairs he has this like really deep memory of it and I was thinking about it after and I think the memories where you're most vulnerable are more etched in. Oh sure yeah yeah like those repeat your body can repeat more Qazir like more open to worlds and then it gets etched agree. So we're vulnerable right now to corona things that are happening now. Yeah are gonNA feel pretty visceral. I think some people commented on our debate and they. They liked both of us about whether I should talk about being happy during yeah and so one aspect unite neglected to think of which I thought was a really cool. One first and foremost people were like they saw your intention and loved it and then one person wrote like what pisses me off is the celebrities complaining about quarantine when they're in a big fancy house and they have a ton of food. Yeah and all the Shit and they're not panic. That's what's annoying. Is someone acting like they got it tough when I know they don't have it and we I hadn't even thought of that aspect when we are talking about it and I was like? Oh yeah people are smart enough to go like who you kidding. L. For sure but I think in different ways right like that feels like a lie or fraudulent or I think some of these celebrities are sincere. I think they're they may also might be going through a hard to say. The outdoor people community people on there are unhappy. Yeah but that's what's a little tone deaf for sure. I personally think all of that is absolutely true. Someone's walking around complaining when they have it far far far better than most people. That's a problem. I would never ask you to complain and I at the same time would say maybe don't strut how fantastic everything is going like more of a middle ground. Yeah Again Fuck. The the money factor. Which of course is huge but the real advantage. I have over most people. I'm with a ton of people. Yeah containing with you Kristen weekly on two kids. Which is its own misery at times but by and large. I'm not Longley definitely. There's no loneliness happening now in our in our house if anything is just like everyone wants a little space usually but anyway that's probably one element that's making me enjoy it more money related percent. That's very true. Okay so you said their studies in data that employers respect employees with boundaries. And there's a podcast and I didn't know what podcast human I kind of assume maybe referring to Adam Grant. Oh I know exactly what it was talking about it. It's from that and that everyone really loved about setting boundaries essential ISM ESSENTIAL ISM guy words from. I see okay. Sorry Adam grant not you this time although I do feel like Adam grant would say something like that. He said I was looking into him to see if he said this. And he does describe two types of people he says people who liked to blend work and life are called integrators and in contrast segment like to keep their work personal life separate. Well you and I are the ultimate integrators friction. We ever have is like transitioning from the two for sure but he said in general segment hers so not US Yeah report better wellbeing than integrators. I know why because you're never turned off like you're never present for either probably but I think in this case it's more like your emails open twenty four seven you're always available to that world. I think he would probably consider himself. An integrator yes I mean. It seems with his rapidity in response. Time exactly okay. You said Hell's kitchen is the most densely populated city in America. I just met Manhattan. But yes continue. Okay Gutenberg New Jersey. Oh is the most densely populated incorporated place in the United States. Wow Hell's kitchen is also known as Clinton after George or bill. I'm GONNA guess neither. Oh no there was a fact. I didn't look up. Hold on but I can do it right now. You said you could be right about this. Thirteen fourteen fifteen. Yeah fifteen okay. She's fifteen grammys. And you said. She has more grammys than teeth in her mouth. Oh I guess we would have to know how many has in her mouth but presumably more than fifteen twenty six or something. I don't know just trying to count my teeth. We're GONNA be twenty six thirteen on top thirteen. That means you have an extra two thousand one side so it's gotTa be like Twenty Four Twenty eight or here's my beauty okay. I'm just going to count one side.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"See you later now. My favorite part of the show. The fact check with my soul mate. Monica Batman this entire fact check is sponsored by. Quimby IT IS. We are excited. I've already consumed one of the shells from qube flipped. Lab with Caitlin Olson will forte to my favorite comedians alive. I love those guys have both been on the show. They have in both of them together. Unbelievable for real. I mean once about greater than some of their parts and each of their individual parts are humongous. I think one of the funniest human beings working in television or film well tell and forte is obviously genius. Genius it's so good I just love it. And so if for people who don't know what Qube is. Quincy is a brand new streaming platform and delivers movie quality episodes in ten minutes or less. So it's really kind of designed for people to watch on their phone. Which initially I was like I really making content for phone specifically but the stuff is so high end yes like all the shows they have on there like the most dangerous game Liam Hemsworth. It looks like a huge blockbuster movie but it's in ten minutes segments which I love because it's so enjoyable. It's really exciting. Because you get new episode every day so you have something to look forward to which we love because we always get nervous. That are things are running out. Yes yes that's true. So it's great is the look like huge blockbuster. Movies even flipped which is a comedy shot beautifully. Yes so every one of them looks phenomenal. They all have huge actors like tons of fun shows and what I like about it is. They're not launching with like two things fair. This is a ton of content. It is with huge stars of every kind of Genre. So we don't feel scared that we're not gonNA have enough and your wife. My mother was in show she was in. Thanks a million. Which is Jennifer Lopez? Show and IT'S AMAZING. Kristin was when we first got like the offer for it was like I cannot believe I did. Not Think of this idea eh. She got one hundred thousand dollars. Is that what it was yet to give to somebody which she gave it to this educator? We know who totally deserves? And then that person has to give half of their money to someone else. They think deserves it. It's really really cool. Anyways you guys I have You can go right now. Download and get a ninety day free trial and has a ton of fresh original shows. New episodes come out every day. I love it commence much you leave in of a singing her music before she got on none none. Okay well fun thing. We did was While we were waiting for her to join the zoom call I just put on her some of her greatest hits on the I packs and we sang along waiting for her. She's so prolific she is. I even forgot some of the songs I'm going to be honest with. I wanted to get diary of right. That's the song like this. She says be able and in the process zoom in past all these other songs around like. Oh yeah that's a giant hood. That's a China. Oh that's a great song I love her. I'm in love with her. I already loved her and now I'm in love with I really did. I was already such a huge fan. And then she was so special thoughtful normal very normal Mary down to Earth. That's what I want to say. Mostly she's normal. Yeah good job. Alicia set out to be spectacular in your norm. No she's both. She's both spectacular and normal. I think yes such an uphill battle when you're starting at such a young age in this industry in the entertainment industry and fame and all that stuff so much to balance for young nineteen. Yeah Yeah I would have been dead. No Question Yeah. Yeah too much money too much problems more money. I know we've seen the Tattoo on my back problems and small. My back wouldn't even be surprised case I would like that. Yeah You get any more threats. If I didn't act I'd have a lot more. It's a too big of a pain in the ass covered like if I were to play. Joe Exotic I'm going to be there an hour and a half earlier getting this whole thing covered on my shoulder. Do you think he had any pets tigers. I have to assume so if he didn't that would be ridiculous policy to not have any business. Yeah sure yeah couple. Updates ONE IS. I Guess Joe from somehow behind bars. His made a statement that he wants. Either Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him in El Nino this wide range. I love it well ever since Brad Pitt to play them. So that's just I guess everyone wants. I would want Brad Pitt to play me. Even though my story wouldn't make a ton of sense if he was playing me like I want Charlene's to play me and you do not really anyone could do it if anyone could pull off Brown face. No no no non offensive way. Don't think should be her because she turned into monster. Remember monsters. She's very transformative. Very so your your best friend. Aaron weeklies here. He's leaving tomorrow. How do you feel sad? Yeah I've been having so much fun laughing at absolutely nothing. None of our jokes translate to anyone else because you guys are constantly around just laughing so hard about the same four things and they're just not funny to anyone else which I accept but voyeur. They funny to us. Almost every single thing becomes about bass and Mackerel and steelhead and sturgeon. Well that's true. Most things lead to fish. But I agree that you generally feels pretty insular when you guys. Yeah doesn't feel inviting not yeah. It's hard because I don't know of anyone thinks any of that's funny. I can only speak for myself. I think it's funny. Four six seconds Then generally you guys like to turn it into six minutes at least minimally. My brother hated us when we discovered each other. We would sit in the basement. I remember one time in particular. He came downstairs and we were laughing at a a slice. Pop can just looking at the circle on it and thinking what it was saying and all this stuff and we were really really laughing hysterically McCain on series like what are you doing fucking laughing at a pop. Can you guys are full shit? You're not really laughing. He screamed at us. Weren't really laughing. Yeah somehow all charade I think he probably felt left out well. Now that I'm forty five. I think it's sweet. I think he did feel left out. I used to have those jokes. And then all of a sudden there was a new guy around Adam him but he didn't use in and out because he's five years older than me so he only wanted to have inside job with me one day a week. I wanted them seven days a week. Course Yeah I do think it's really cute and fun and funny to be around you guys because this summer we were you guys around each other a bit but it felt different. Maybe the amount of time wasn't as concentrated or something I don't know but if all different so it feels like I'm really peaking in relationship and it's very cute it is. Is that mostly annoying? No it's cute. It just feels very excluding. It feels a little excluding. Yeah which you know is not my intention. I want everyone on board. Everyone thought the pills so there are goop pills called. Or why am I so effing tires? They are good they were they work in the and Kristen gave some to weekly and then he was taken him he loved him and then he happened to read on the bottom then. It was chalked full of sardines and Mackerel. And all these fish. Yeah then we start talking about how many bass or in each pill. There's a twelve inch bass every pill and then I recognized. That's not fun for anyone else but for us. It's very fun. I I was there for the beginning of that conversation when it started and it was fun but then beat it into well you just took it to a new level but then it felt once it hit that like others. No place for me in this conversation anymore. So then I'm just sitting there watching you guys do for ten minutes and then I had to get up and leave Yup. Yeah I recognize it. I don't really know what to do. What would you if you were me? It's really funny for me. Oh our newest one right is a gang banger. Who Cares a lot at that? His friend pursues his artistic dreams. Have you been listening to that one? That's the one that took over. Yes the last couple of days and it was like a gang banger and he really appreciated actors contributions to the life into gang banger. But he noticed he's really good at comedy and he should do an open mic night at the laugh factory. And what's funny? Is that this gang. Banger knows all the names of the different places. So he knows about Broadway. Yeah and then the more knows about it. The funnier it is. Yeah okay. You don't get funnier when I explain them. This is a broader question. But do you think when you're around him? Do you think you feel more childlike? Oh big time. Yeah Yeah Yeah yeah feel twelve years old when I'm around. Yeah which I like. Yeah he's also being textbook weekly. He is who he is since he was eleven. Which is now he has two puppies he has no business having these such an Arrow keys textbook weekly. He ended up with two puppies taking care of and realizing. Oh Shit this time to work. There is so cute. They argue but that's the sweetest part about him missing anything. That sounds like a good idea. Yeah we'RE OPPOSITE IN THAT INTERESTING. I would've went straight to the six. Am them whining shooting? Everywhere I'm like arrested or confined by too much frontal lobe thinking me too. Yeah and he's just like yeah. They look cute in that moment. Let's get more about the rest later. He's a very nice boy. He is he's the sweetest essences just sweetness. Okay Aleisha okay. Alicia Keys Okay. So you said that. I'd been living at the house for a month before a quarantine mud. It had not been a month. The hat and now home batted two weeks those it yeah for Colorado to I've never had less of a grip on time then I I know. I think everyone feels that. No one knows what day is going on. All thank God. They extended those tax deadline. Oh right nobody knows what people would not miss it unintentionally. Where's our calendar or behind the curtain? Oh It's lost. We gotTA move to April. I WANNA see who it is more choice male body. Okay so which Whitney Houston Doc. Is the official one. The Miramax one is the official. And that's the one with that. The family was participating in you know that was directed by Kevin McDonald. Who did last king of Scotland which one Miramax? Oh really yeah or love him. I know you like that. Move Very prolific commercial director in England prior to doing last king of Scotland. They used to know about them. Well we just watched bad boys. Yeah the third. One is not directed by Kevin McDonald. Nor is it directed by Michael Bay shock to me but it was fun it was it was very Michael Bay and I was really surprised that you were surprised. You loved it and then we watched the first one. We went back to watch. I one we haven't finished yet but I'm really excited. There's all leading to the second one. That's the one where they had a humongous budget. That's your favorite noxious budget just visually stunt wise that movies. Hard to beat. Well Smith. He is so charming he is and Martin. Lawrence is so funny so funny some people can just say words certain people that like you don't even need a really right Joe. Just let them say a sentence in. It'll be hysterical. He's so many of Martin's lines I think were intended to be just exposition. And they're so funny. Yeah Yeah blessed Hashtag blessed playmate on Jesus Hashtags Hashtag bless Jesus anyway so yeah so Miramax and then the showtime one.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"The emotional component was for you. Did you have a moment? Where where you grew. Up in Hell's kitchen in Manhattan most densely populated city in America. I grew up in rural. I'm just going to say white trash but similar is that all the dudes hanging in the neighborhood who had no jobs to go to everyone at a hustle. Everyone was trying to get something and I was. Overtly aware that everyone wanted something of mine and I wonder. Was there a moment where you recognized all these people that are quote managing me or guiding me or my label President or all this? Oh they just the same hustlers that I knew to have my guard up for as a kid but I let I let the Wolves Hen House. Did you have any emotional? You're like Oh fuck. They're just hustle and to and they're just trying to get everything for me to and what does that feel like? Does it feel like betrayal. Heartbreak is expected. I think I have been blessed to have some people who really did genuinely want to protect me. I think I really do. I think that they did want the best for me. They did want to save me from what they knew is such a dirty greasy. See grimy take take take type of business and then Kinda spits you out I go. I got what I want from you and you finishing out of me you know. So there's so much of that energy in this space that they did want to protect me. I think that of course by nature. It's difficult because you are putting together a friendship and business and and I actually do believe that friendships and business can excel and can work. I'm not of the mind like separate friends and I don't think it always has to be like that truly. No you can be friends and do good business live with my co host. So see so. That'll tell you everything you need to know but but I think that it also by nature it does make you have to be more aware. I think because I think later I started to realize that a lot of the things that I even thought were my dreams. Were other people's dreams that I was executing for them. Yeah and a portion of that is a beautiful exchange. You know I help you reach your dreams. You help me reach my dreams together. We're all growing. There's balanced state. There's surely something really good that comes from that in an unbalanced they it starts to be. I think deceiving as two does a person really want this for you or do they want this for whatever it might be. Yeah and I think that's where it becomes so necessary for you to have your kind of in check and for you to have clarity about what you need. And what brings you happiness because you can find yourself taken away by all these things that are you know. Motivating people for reasons. That might not always be in your best interests and you might not even totally realized it so I did find that I had to start to become more aware of that where I would probably be a little bit. More trusting. 'cause this is my and he's been with me four and we got such a and look at you know we're doing so and also still be awake to the fact that okay but what do you need and making sure that it's okay that you're good with that and then if it all adds up great everybody can get what they need and his all cool but you can get lost in it. I think sometimes well isn't the overriding fear really for all of us. That if I have these boundaries if I create this hurdle for somebody that might be the thing that I find. Oh they didn't love me that much that we think we have to be totally available for somebody Doing it on their terms in order to deserve their love. When we're just nervous to find out if we have this hurdle or this boundary that someone might bail out. Isn't that like at the bottom of it? All that resonated with me and since so much of our lives because of our different experiences and the different bruises and wounds were trying to nurse all the time with. Abandonment is at the root of so much of what fuels us or what gives us that level of fear that underlying tone that we don't even realize and I think that yes. I think you know because abandonment has definitely been something that I am pretty sure ninety nine point nine if not one hundred of us have all experienced in some way there. Is that fear of like. Will you stay? If I don't agree with you. Would you actually be okay? If I don't think that same thing and like I said with with my mother it's always been such a you know a hard opinion where it was Kinda like. If I didn't agree it would be so much to even deal with that. I was just like you know what? I'm going to agree so that we can just move on and I think a lot of that trained me to do things. Sometimes that may be Didn't always stand up for my own truth and that becomes tricky. Because then you get into that place whereas I will. Maybe you're the only stability I have in this thing. And and so of course. We're all looking for security. Okay so the last thing I want to say to. You is As I said I'm a the thing I love about A. Is that all the life lessons picked up. Have been from someone telling me how they fail. Not How they how. They were victorious. It was them going. I fucked up in this way and I go. Oh I see you. I do that same thing in now. My ears are open so I think what you've done with this book more myself. I think it's so brave of you to be vulnerable and go. I'm Alicia keys. I'm in my late thirties. A millionaire and I've got more grammys than fucking teeth my mouth and I can't say who I am and I have a fear of being true to who I am so for all the other women or young man or whatever who find that to be a challenge. You admitting that that's a challenge for you is very powerful and I think it's very cool of you. It's a very cool way to be of service so I'm really happy for you that this is the book you wrote. I really appreciate those words. I my favorite part. Was You saying he's gone curl up in a bed and read ten minutes just to you know how effective and then you got stuck in a vibe for like. Oh that is so amazing and I really do hope. That's the experience of the people that are reading. This and I'm so grateful that I have been able to come to a place and you know it seems you too and we have been able to come to a place that I can embrace the parts of me that are wounded and not totally hold or full of self doubt and by my journey of embracing those things. I feel so much more open. I feel so much more human. I feel so much more of a connection with people that in a lot of my life. I don't think I allowed myself to have because they all these masks and all this armor and all these mechanisms that I thought were kind of keeping me strong and allow me to plow through stonewall and I am just so grateful to be at a place now where it's like. Actually all those other parts are the parts that are rich and full of complexity and interesting and make you so nuanced and beautiful and complex and gorgeous and that is what makes us understand each other. So it's so much more freeing to just honor you and I and I love that. We're all trying to figure that out well again. I can't relate to. Winning GRAMMYS ARE OPENING. My mouth and cold coltrane sacks comes out but all the vulnerabilities. I was like. Oh I know this person There's a big part of me. That's this person so I just thank you for me and I hope we get to talk to you again. I'd love to do it in pursing how that POPs real-life. I'll try to wear another hat when I meet you in person. I have this same hat though. This is my favorite hat. All Right Elise show. Well we love you and thank you for taking the time and We really hope to talk to you again. Thank your game is tight. It's good facetime Game Ca. You write about you too. I doubt about three minutes. But you're right be safe right. Todd.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"I think it'd be great interview to sing to her. You and I for an hour. I think people are GONNA sing. Young's ever done that. Have they just done interview with you where they sang the whole time? Do Your own songs never said a word is only saying songs on me. Yeah like your participation would be as an audience member that so much. I would actually enjoy that thoroughly can can you guys hear me. Well we can hear you great but I can't see you which is very disappointing because I know nobody likes them like they pretend like they like zone and you know these times were grateful for Zome. We are. Nobody's really likes to like be all up on a camera with people they never met before in a house. Close okay so I ate like a selfie. To me is my worst nightmare. I'm like what angle works with. This knows I can't figure it out and I don't WanNa be in Sophie's with people makes me insecure and I hate it now with that said Alicia keys. Fancy myself someone who had great phone game in junior high like I attribute most of my success with women to really dialed phone game with. Yes I'm with you I mean I. I agree but like I would've got your number in junior high and I would call you up for ninety minutes. I could've talked your ear off for ninety minutes. Okay Okay. So you're you're long talker. That's not exactly phone game. That's just long talking. The other participant was always thoroughly amused and intrigued. I if I could see well let me ask you this. Can you see me Mega I can? I'm we're good to go by performances. Yeah Yeah Yeah but we would love to see you. If it's because I'm attracted you let me just back up Monica's also Monica and I don't like how we look now. We like how each other looks but we personally when we look in the mirror where like not not what I would have picked crazy about and not wild now. How do you feel about how you look when you look in the mirror? I mean it's okay. Depend on a moment. You know like fuss mental time and had a little moment and then feeling comfortable with how I look okay. It was just like my currently my hair sticking up but if I go get my hat I will put on the face. Should I go get my hat in and I would love. It just wanted to have an intimate moment. Yes yes I want to see like you know if you start reading a book while we're talking that'll be acute immi then. I'm not stimulating conversation. Okay all right. Wholesome an RV. I hope it's a SOMBRERO..
"alicia keys" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"One Hundred Quarantine. Kinda feels like it boy. You know one tiny sliver of upside for us is we have access to some awesome people that have more time than they normally would. Yeah or are in other locations yet. Maybe just because we've opened this up to doing it via zoom. Yeah but at any rate what an amazing guest we have today a leash. Mckee's she is a musician. A singer composer an actress pianist. Do I say that right pianist? Yeah classically trained pianist. Keys was composing songs by Age Twelve and was signed at fifteen years old by Columbia records. Another underpin yes added the stack. O WONDER CANS GS fifteen competitive. Grammy Award Seventeen N. double. Acp Image Awards Nine Billboard Music Awards in some bt awards and. She has a new book which I have read and I absolutely love it. It's called more myself journey and it's out now and I couldn't recommend enough. It's fantastic and she's just. She's got them lovely. Isn't she so special? I know so. Please enjoy the ever talented Alicia keys. We are supported by Daya Monica Lab. Do you know the most unexpected thing that happened to me this week. That was on especially but it wasn't fun now. I tried day as new and improved plant based frozen pizza and it was delightful much better than expected. A plant based pizza could possibly taste. Are there good. Even have the meatless pepperoni pizza. I think I devote the most of that had a golden crust who was thin crunching. The MOZZARELLA's shreds melt nicely on top. No DAIRY NO MEAT. No sewing no gluten easy to make great for families. We want a quick plant based option. It's no wonder that day is the number one plant based pizza now..
"alicia keys" Discussed on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
"You're the manager manager. All right we'll give you brody's home phone number all right. Let's get into the Daniel and thank you to orbit gum. Thanks to orbit gum. They're going to send Larry. One thousand dollars with a free money. Sorry Susan's Ali. Alicia keys is going to be on the phone in little under an hour. Her new book came out yesterday. I've already started thumbing through it on audible. You can actually thumb through your audible and It's interesting it's interesting. Hell how she got started. It's amazing I'm going to ask her the question about the piano. Her neighbors left behind when they moved. That's why she became a superstar. You'RE GONNA love this all right. Let's get into the Daniel report. Go ahead all right. We'll follow along with this one. So we talked about Cardi B. Wanting to start a go fund me for Tiger King Joe Exotic right so supposedly she had started it and then it got taken down because you really can't start a go fund me for somebody. Who's in prison? This is not right. You just can't be right. Says well wait a minute. That wasn't me I was only kidding. Didn't really start at go. Fund Me Bay. Somebody else started. I guess in my name will. Apparently there's a video going around of Joe Exotic complaining that he wasn't allowed to use the N. word he wanted to use it. He's and everybody else is allowed to use A. Why can I use it? And then apparently carting fry him say that and then she said to throw his ass in jail so that's the new story today smoke. I don't agree. I mean Joe. Exotic should be in jail. Don't we all agree on that? I mean every single person in that Docu series should be in jail for something everyone. There's not one innocent in that group. Yeah there's something on everybody there So I don't know I don't know if you're following pink on instagram. But she puts up some really great stuff video. She was giving her son a Bath Jamison and she was singing a little gospel to him and she said that faith always gives her comfort so listen to how amazing.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"Teaches people on know and they don't get this goes out to Dr King Ban. Alan cheuse you'll find that soon enough. We will buy Okay hustles teachers. Everybody out there. You know what I love about the songs that you're asking all of us to look at people. We encounter in daily life. No matter who we are and find a human connection. Yes definitely I think sometimes you know we we go so fast which is kind of what I think is happening right. Now go fast. We're so busy where we all got our dreams trying to get. You GotTa get the kids very family we got. We got everything going on. And we don't get a minute to just connect with each other in a way that's meaningful especially if we don't know and so I think in some ways right now you know we're connecting with each other in a way that maybe we haven't always had the time to yeah. I see that I want to move to the book. Because I'm GonNa say this about this book. I wanted you to be the very first person on my imprint. For overbooks everybody knows. I love books. I'm usually recommending everybody else's books and so I now am working with the publisher flat out. I have my own imprint where I just do books from people that I find are interesting fascinating and I want everybody else to experience. So you're my very first version gun. Yes and one of the reasons. When I heard that you're even thinking about doing a book that I wanted to be the person who put it out there in the world for you for us for all of us is because I think you are so spiritually aligned. Deletion this and that you really are not just somebody who talks about this whole people like sign their emails. Levin late loving lives to you. You actually are someone who embodies it and you know when I knew this. I knew this when you were sitting on my step. So y'all know I did something around two thousand two thousand five thousand four. I did legends ball. Where had all the great legends of our time? I Angela and Coretta Scott King in Ruby Dee and Diana Ross and I had twenty of them here and I invited the youngins. You were the young all the women who had been able to benefit including myself from what these extraordinary African American women had done and there was a moment where I was walking through the house. And everybody's house and you were sitting on my stairs and you're crying on the stairs and you said to me there's just so much legacy and love in this room. I want to be able to. I promise you you said to me. I promise you I'm going to be one of the people to pass it on member this yesterday. Really I remember being on those stairs. I remember being in so shock and awe and I couldn't even believe what was happening. I remember begging for Journal. I begged you for a journal and you went to your room. And he brought me down in journal and I wrote a poem. I wrote the way that I felt in that moment in that book. Yeah and I didn't even describe it. I still can't even but I do remember that moment so clearly. An I knew then that there was something I felt from the very first time you because I've said this and everybody you and everybody knows you did your very first national TV appearance with me on the open. When you hit that note I went. Whoa who is this girl? But that moment sitting on the stairs I thought yeah you will be one of the few who actually get it and pass it on and so this book is all about that. The thing I want people know most is that we're all on our journey and even though this book more myself is about your journey what you talk about is the journey that we're all taking the decisions we all have to make and that big question of who am I really. And how do I stand in the truth of it? How do you know who you are? How do you know I didn't know who I was and I still have to? Constantly remind myself and seek out the shoot who. I am right now in this moment and I don't think there's ever been. There's not a person at that pushes you mostly in all of our lives. Say What are you feeling? What are you going through? And you access yourself. All we're taught is kind of how to emulate everything else or how to how to Otto the Bulls or how to do what everyone told us to do so that we can make everybody happy in. How do you actually find that way to express discover what is good for you and then be able to be strong enough to actually claim it is crazy and I definitely not been that for much of my life? And that's what I'm actually sharing that process and how I've found the ways to do that and still to. This Day is constant practice in a constant work. Yeah it is a constant practice because you know we all keep evolving. I think there was at the beginning. I definitely felt a very clear sense of what I knew. I wanted to do. Even as an artist as a piano player as a woman as a writer as a as a creative my own sound. I knew that I didn't want to dilute that. Even when I spoke to you that first time on the show you will you write all your things and I was like I do and you said a woman after my own heart but over time you know I think you start to get less clear. Even over time. He started to get less there about what you start to think. Other people have all the answers because they have more experienced and I think that that would realize is in what I've started earned happened for quite a long time until realized that nobody knows you better than you. They might know the business better than you might have been in it longer than you and they might have certain experiences. They don't know nobody knows you better than you. But it really wasn't until I talk to you that I even really figured out how to make that makes sense and I knew fundamentally but how do you actually talk this which talk. We've had some talks we've has is the most important because I was. My business was changing and there was a lot of people that were started out in my life on a business side that we're no longer in my life and I felt like I needed to find new people who can fill those holes and you shared with me that you live also found time for that happens and you wrote. That's when you realize that nobody knows you better than you. And after that conversation I started out as a resounding yes conversation happening that was sounding yes farmers which led us and there was on the as you were saying the reason why nobody knows more than you is because only you know what resonates with you and you know when there's an opportunity for you if it feels right but I didn't know how to say no Yup and had I know fastball. Some years later had I felt that feeling in your gut where it's just not right then. It's not right. Isn't it true that every good decision you've ever made his come straight from the Gut? A hundred million billion percent of the data saying that means either no or wait until it is a resounding yes they now the Nice addition. When you first met you'd known Switzer Long Time and you tell the story of how when you first heard him say something that he could come up with a beat in ten minutes you thought he was so arrogant like who is this guy. Thinks he can make beats in ten minutes. And then you when you first experienced it. You like Whoa. He's really yeah. I mean I I was. There was some interview that he was saying. He makes all has-beens in ten minutes and I was like us. Of course he meets makes his beats in ten minutes. Have you heard his beats so I had all this judgment about him and all these thoughts that I had and when we actually worked together you know what happened was? He's a conduit he's like. Oh He's an open he's an open conduit and he's so clear about what he allows the space for. Magic? That's what I've learned from him a lot and because he allows that space he let things come out without without judging it without overthinking without trying to impress with it he just and we literally sat in that role and in ten minutes. We created a thing and I was like I get get it. You know what I in reading about. The love affair that can is continuous. That is ongoing between the two of you and you do talk a lot about him. More myself I think that you have one of the strongest spiritual partnerships. I've ever seen Gary Zubkov defines a spiritual partnership as a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. And it sounds like that's exactly who the two of you are. You're in it for each other for yourselves. And that one wants the other to grow as much as the other wants to grow and that together you are the spiritual partnership yes now. That's why I've actually never heard it described like that but that resume such a yes for me and for us and I mean because we couldn't be more different we're truly two opposite people in so many ways. But that's what I think makes it makes. It makes the spirituality growth part hat because where he has more of the freedom or he has more of like. I said he's a he. He has open space for magic. I was always very regimented and kind of structure based and I would plan things so perfectly but he just kind of flows through today so obviously we when we come together. He gives me a piece of that magic in that flow and then I give him a piece of that structure because it's actually necessary for both to row in these ways and and it is absolutely that totally. I feel what happens between us. It's very very and I've never met a person that I've related to more than him. Y'All y'all seem to fit together so beautifully which is a nice time. Nice segue into if I ain't got you. Hey I really wanted to play if I ain't got you because I think that where we are right now. Just how everybody's feeling. I think that we call more than ever. What really matters and I think right now. We see that our connection with each other is the most important and this is one of my favorites..
"alicia keys" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"Yes so I thank you for the acknowledgement but really. I think it was the fact that we all need each other. So much in that moment that it allowed us to be open or be loving and away that ab we wouldn't have normally been opened for as much but you know this whole conversation is happening to talk about your new book more myself. It's such a beautiful acknowledgement of attorney and process. And I will say this that you have been on this journey from the very beginning of your career and I think that what happened at this year's grammy on the same day that Kobe Bryant and all of those other families were taken down and the helicopter or their lives were lost. It is because you had been in a position to step into being yourself that you can handle that moment as well as you did. Imagine I can't imagine yeah time before or years before. I don't think I would have been able to do it. Yeah when you were performing so beautifully at the memorial service Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Were you nervous? Then I was shaking like I did when I was a kid like when I was a kid and played those of classical recitals. I would my feet would shake my hands with shake my body was I would be overcome with nerves. And prior to me performing. I sat there next to my husband. And I watched Vanessa. I saw beyond the farm and I saw our friends and our family and I was shaking uncontrollably hours. I couldn't stop crying. I couldn't believe that this was happening. And how could a wife even stand up there in a mother and I was just like overwrought with emotion that I'm sure all of us were and then I was reminded why she asked me to perform the song and I heard about their love story again because the guy came on before me explained. It's everybody that Colby had learned the Moonlight Sonata. Four Vanessa and I live and hearing that again reminded me that I was there to celebrate their unbreakable on and I relaxed because again I found a purpose of I reminded of the purchase of being there and and then I was playing for them and it was so it gave me. It gave me a sense. Oh Wow again and our do be. Do you usually get more nervous when you're going to do classical? Yes again terrified. Minassian classical something you think something about intricacies very complex. When I when I play my own music I could always pin it. I know I've written those words. I know what to do with them if I met in. I can kind of like come back around and change it three Alad but when you're playing someone else's music very specifically written you you really have to play. It's bigly in that way so I think that gives me a lot of you. Can't play Beethoven now. You're not going to that one. So a part of the. We're not only talking about your new book more myself but your new album Ali Shah. Yes was set to be released this month but now you've had to postpone the album. I love your new song. Underdog out thank you. Thank you and just right now in. This moment is thinking about everybody thinking about the all. The first responders thinking about everybody who is in the medical field working so hard to keep everybody you know to access people and you know just the the love. I think we're filling or each other in the way that we're out here defying the odds. You know I think the song means more than ever to me personally. Co-wrote actually with with Ed. I did with Sheeran and Johnny mcdaid. Both both road underdog with me to incredible writers. So I don't know it's just a it's incredible how music music is really getting us through this time so much as always said emotional just relief. We're using it. As a as a form of expression as a form of expressing our sadness or confusion are what is. This are everything. Yeah okay so play a little bit. Well Yeah let's do it from the living room.
"alicia keys" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"The deeper world around us starts right now. Hey Alicia keys. My sister my sister sister. I am like your sister but also old enough to be your mother so sister I was talking to a reporter yesterday and I was. I was talking about you and I said I feel like Maya. I feel that I am in many ways like you as Maya was to me because I have such admiration and respect for you and Just deep love for you and feeling that allows me to know how am I actually felt about me so I feel that way about U. S? How Start Right there? The healthy start but also said I am your mother sister friend. I feel like your mother sister friend. Yeah me too. That thing it's there's a beautiful embodiment of so many type of relationships that I think that we have and it's fair. You normally have those type of relationships with many people I find I don't so I really appreciate those different levels. Yeah yeah connection. Yea I've only felt that with one another with you able do rene who I feel like. Wow this mother's sister connection and it's so interesting because all the years that I had Maya as a mentor. Friend MOTHER SISTER FRIEND I. I couldn't really grasp it. You know I couldn't really grasp it so I get to grasp it through people like yourself and people like Abe so as an aching good to see you good to see good either that there'd be singing. I'm glad to be together with you. And in this moment I think have happy Sunday. Happy Sunday. Happy Super Soul Sunday at so. So how's your family doing? How are you all doing all clustered family as did you know? We're we're good. We're healthy and and we're feeling well. My youngest genesis is a homebody anyway. So it's only so much to get him out the house anyways he couldn't be happier and the older the older ones are definitely you know missing their friends and and asking what's coming on. How are they going to be going on? But I think that we're doing some good things that I like to try to have. Some type of routine has happened after them to look forward to it. But we're doing well and we are. We're keeping spirits high. What are you all doing? Are you playing games? And how many kids are in the house? I know Genesis and and and and Dr there but are the other big kids there to Denison Egypt Genesis Egypt Air in the house. So that's thirteen nine and I'm five. Wow Are you playing games? Are you getting out for little walks? What are you doing? I'm doing good walks and bike rides and come scooter. Rides and stuff like that in our in behind them and and we're doing monopoly omens the endless games of endless nights with monopoly. I'm getting beat real bad. I don't know why I can't seem to win. Monopoly is making me a little frustrated. But we're getting there. We're doing books reading every day. You know that for a certain amount of time working out doing sit ups. Even Genesis is trying to get a six pack pop in. Do you feel more connected or getting a little. Stir crazy me what. I'm what I'm finding that I don't feel like I have any time personally. I know that sounds so weird because we're all talking about how not doing as much as how we normally do in that kind of thing but I'm finding that obviously with the kids home and then with us all together. I don't have the space that maybe I was able to carve out of the space. That's a little bit. You know what of nowhere to show? I think this is especially hard on mothers. Moms shoutout to all the MOMS out there. Because I've said my whole career that it's the toughest and most important of all the jobs on the planet and now MOMS have to be. The teacher had to be the principal. The Cafeteria Lady there the gym teacher and school nurse all at the same time. I heard that Egypt said you were mean teachers at your box. You being mean to being means you. You have to do this particular thing you gotta do eat. So let's do it but you know that that balance between being strong enough to make sure that this thing on track and staying connected to what they needed to do. Because it's hard to self start to actually have to sell start yourself a complete a project without social element. It's really really hard so he did. I think he was just a little frustrated. I'm how but I mean yeah and you know so so well I believe a crisis comes to teach us something and this is a crisis for sure on every level your husband posted on instagram. That this is the best time to get your mind your body and your soul strong tune into to yourself and pull out the best ever. That's what I think Swiss posted. What is what. What have you learned about yourselves and each other during this time? I think we are seeing that. Were very good together. We do have a good flow together which I think could become quite difficult neck. You and you're kind of always together always in close quarters. Sometimes you can maybe all the things that you haven't quite worked through amount. I find that we're we're actually quite good together. We have a balance. There's something about the age of the kids that's added simply because at a certain time that was tricky to you. Know with an age difference sometimes is creates just right on so that's one thing. I'm happy for that. We have a good connection there I think that we're definitely feeling a lot. I think the gratitude for the little things from you and I was just saying you know. The planet needs a little break too and needs to regenerate and rejuvenate needs us. All the kind of you know do that as well. So we've been saying and I love this but that you you been saying this that encouraging people to keep their frequency high us. Yes he say hi. Yes because I think it's it's very disconcerting. Obviously it's it's troubling. It's scary. I'm sure about of US. Know people who are sick or ill or or having difficulties and you know you want your family to be safe and many of us are not with our families because we're in different locations and so you just feel very uncomfortable and you feel out of control and a lot of ways and I think the normality of our everyday life really helps with the schedules and things. It really actually helps keeps pounding. So you don't have that. I was even thinking how many people united sometimes you're not even getting dressed because you're like well I'll have to get dressed so I'm just gonNA show which feels good but then after a while you messes with your head. You know what is interesting? I was just thinking about this morning. Is that all the things that we use to show our status and create our value in the world. You know all the material things. All of that level don't mean nothing right now. Meaningless slippers slip. I'm doing to change pajamas honey. I'm doing good just a okay. I want to talk about the grammys. This year's grammys in particular. I was I I remember watching and literally. I promise you my mouth was open. I had to say. Close Your Mouth Oprah wow you I mean it makes my eyes water a little bit now just thinking about how beautifully you stepped into one of the hardest moments of our time and you took control and you mastered it and there was such strength and love and control coming from you on a stage in front of millions of people. I remember Texan you afterwards and I thought well nothing I can say to express what I know that took to do that and I was thinking as a person who's been a communicator. My entire life what would I have done would have been able to handle it as well as you. I don't think anybody anybody could have done a better job than you did with that. Grammy's thank you. Thank you so much it was. Did you do that? You will trade up you must apprai- just of Oh yes. A lot of a lot of meditation. I read hard and I wanted to make sure he honored it properly also acknowledged properly because it was out with ours ours it is warning it was that morning. People were still in shock. We were all still in shock. People were outside the staple center. Like I don't care about the grammys what I just lost my hero. Yeah in that building that he played in. I mean it was. Wow Koby built is you said.
Oprah and Alicia Keys: The Interview
"Hey Alicia keys. My sister my sister sister. I am like your sister but also old enough to be your mother so sister I was talking to a reporter yesterday and I was. I was talking about you and I said I feel like Maya. I feel that I am in many ways like you as Maya was to me because I have such admiration and respect for you and Just deep love for you and feeling that allows me to know how am I actually felt about me so I feel that way about U. S? How Start Right there? The healthy start but also said I am your mother sister friend. I feel like your mother sister friend. Yeah me too. That thing it's there's a beautiful embodiment of so many type of relationships that I think that we have and it's fair. You normally have those type of relationships with many people I find I don't so I really appreciate those different levels. Yeah yeah connection. Yea I've only felt that with one another with you able do rene who I feel like. Wow this mother's sister connection and it's so interesting because all the years that I had Maya as a mentor. Friend MOTHER SISTER FRIEND I. I couldn't really grasp it. You know I couldn't really grasp it so I get to grasp it through people like yourself and people like Abe so as an aching good to see you good to see good either that there'd be singing. I'm glad to be together with you. And in this moment I think have happy Sunday. Happy Sunday. Happy Super Soul Sunday at so. So how's your family doing? How are you all doing all clustered family as did you know? We're we're good. We're healthy and and we're feeling well. My youngest genesis is a homebody anyway. So it's only so much to get him out the house anyways he couldn't be happier and the older the older ones are definitely you know missing their friends and and asking what's coming on. How are they going to be going on? But I think that we're doing some good things that I like to try to have. Some type of routine has happened after them to look forward to it. But we're doing well and we are. We're keeping spirits high. What are you all doing? Are you playing games? And how many kids are in the house? I know Genesis and and and and Dr there but are the other big kids there to Denison Egypt Genesis Egypt Air in the house. So that's thirteen nine and I'm five. Wow Are you playing games? Are you getting out for little walks? What are you doing? I'm doing good walks and bike rides and come scooter. Rides and stuff like that in our in behind them and and we're doing monopoly omens the endless games of endless nights with monopoly. I'm getting beat real bad. I don't know why I can't seem to win. Monopoly is making me a little frustrated. But we're getting there. We're doing books reading every day. You know that for a certain amount of time working out doing sit ups. Even Genesis is trying to get a six pack pop in. Do you feel more connected or getting a little. Stir crazy me what. I'm what I'm finding that I don't feel like I have any time personally. I know that sounds so weird because we're all talking about how not doing as much as how we normally do in that kind of thing but I'm finding that obviously with the kids home and then with us all together. I don't have the space that maybe I was able to carve out of the space. That's a little bit. You know what of nowhere to show? I think this is especially hard on mothers. Moms shoutout to all the MOMS out there. Because I've said my whole career that it's the toughest and most important of all the jobs on the planet and now MOMS have to be. The teacher had to be the principal. The Cafeteria Lady there the gym teacher and school nurse all at the same time. I heard that Egypt said you were mean teachers at your box. You being mean to being means you. You have to do this particular thing you gotta do eat. So let's do it but you know that that balance between being strong enough to make sure that this thing on track and staying connected to what they needed to do. Because it's hard to self start to actually have to sell start yourself a complete a project without social element. It's really really hard so he did. I think he was just a little frustrated. I'm how but I mean yeah and you know so so well I believe a crisis comes to teach us something and this is a crisis for sure on every level your husband posted on instagram. That this is the best time to get your mind your body and your soul strong tune into to yourself and pull out the best ever. That's what I think Swiss posted. What is what. What have you learned about yourselves and each other during this time? I think we are seeing that. Were very good together. We do have a good flow together which I think could become quite difficult neck. You and you're kind of always together always in close quarters. Sometimes you can maybe all the things that you haven't quite worked through amount. I find that we're we're actually quite good together. We have a balance. There's something about the age of the kids that's added simply because at a certain time that was tricky to you. Know with an age difference sometimes is creates just right on so that's one thing. I'm happy for that. We have a good connection there I think that we're definitely feeling a lot. I think the gratitude for the little things from you and I was just saying you know. The planet needs a little break too and needs to regenerate and rejuvenate needs us. All the kind of you know do that as well. So we've been saying and I love this but that you you been saying this that encouraging people to keep their frequency high us. Yes he say hi. Yes because I think it's it's very disconcerting. Obviously it's it's troubling. It's scary. I'm sure about of US. Know people who are sick or ill or or having difficulties and you know you want your family to be safe and many of us are not with our families because we're in different locations and so you just feel very uncomfortable and you feel out of control and a lot of ways and I think the normality of our everyday life really helps with the schedules and things. It really actually helps keeps pounding. So you don't have that. I was even thinking how many people united sometimes you're not even getting dressed because you're like well I'll have to get dressed so I'm just gonNA show which feels good but then after a while you messes with your head. You know what is interesting? I was just thinking about this morning. Is that all the things that we use to show our status and create our value in the world. You know all the material things. All of that level don't mean nothing right now. Meaningless slippers slip. I'm doing to change pajamas honey. I'm doing good just a okay. I want to talk about the grammys. This year's grammys in particular. I was I I remember watching and literally. I promise you my mouth was open. I had to say. Close Your Mouth Oprah wow you I mean it makes my eyes water a little bit now just thinking about how beautifully you stepped into one of the hardest moments of our time and you took control and you mastered it and there was such strength and love and control coming from you on a stage in front of millions of people. I remember Texan you afterwards and I thought well nothing I can say to express what I know that took to do that and I was thinking as a person who's been a communicator. My entire life what would I have done would have been able to handle it as well as you. I don't think anybody anybody could have done a better job than you did with that. Grammy's thank you. Thank you so much it was. Did you do that? You will trade up you must apprai- just of Oh yes. A lot of a lot of meditation. I read hard and I wanted to make sure he honored it properly also acknowledged properly because it was out with ours ours it is warning it was that morning. People were still in shock. We were all still in shock. People were outside the staple center. Like I don't care about the grammys what I just lost my hero. Yeah in that building that he played in. I mean it was. Wow
Elton John to host ‘FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America’ to benefit coronavirus charities
"Well Sunday all music stations will join together and bring listeners fox presents the I heart living room concert for America to help you get through this self quarantine the stay at home to shelter in place it's going to provide entertainment relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread our fight the spread of covered nineteen it to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic it's kind of cool because it's hosted by Elton John it's going to have performances by Alicia keys the Backstreet
Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote
"We get to see the inside of Elton John's house and Billy eyelashes into McGraw's AmeriCares ease they will perform from their homes for the living room concert for America that will air on fox on Sunday Alicia keys the Backstreet boys and Billie Joe Armstrong also will perform a special will honor the health professionals who are helping to fight the spread of the new coronavirus it will air commercial free and solicit donations for charity for most people the corona virus causes mild to moderate symptoms such as fever and cough for some it can cause severe illness and death the vast majority recover I marquees are let off
Alicia Keys reflects on the journey to know herself
"Our Tracy Smith sat down with Alicia keys to chat about her new book as well as other matters here's their conversation for the record Alicia keys might be the reigning queen of cool with her megawatt smile and her fifteen Grammy awards she's a one woman musical empire with more sold out concerts than she can name and more fans than she can count but even as she was rocketing to new heights of fame the private Alicia keys was struggling with some lingering doubts about what she was doing why she was doing it and even who she was it's a big deal
Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial
"Michael Jordan was in tears talking about a man he felt was like a little brother Kobe Bryant got a piece of media minister Brian not only lost her husband in a helicopter crash last month she lost her thirteen year old daughter Gigi god knew they couldn't be on this earth without each other he had to bring them home to gather you don't Kobe Bryant to take good care of Gigi there was also music from Alicia keys beyond say and Christina Aguilera the memorial concluded with Kobe Bryant's academy award winning short film dear basketball I'm at Donahue
The Show Must Go On
"Said this last week in the podcast. I really truly feel this way. I have not been impressed by an an award show in a very long time. I wonder if it has something and you know it's funny because I shed friends texting me like that. They love certain segments that I thought were just terrible. WHOA yeah wonder if some of it has to do with the fact that like we're so close to it that we look at it differently but yeah like I texted a friend of mine? WHO's a huge Demi Lovato Fan and I thought she sang the hell out of that song and I commend her for getting up there and singing things? Something emotional but I thought the song was terrible so I wanted to know what a real fan thought and I actually really like Demi Levato and so I texted her friend and she it was like I loved it the lyrics voice everything and I'm just like really the lyrics cheesy and forced to me but I think people appreciate shirow moment. That's what was happening there. It could've came out crying. I mean what's the end of that. So you think it was saying okay. Okay got to get it back glycerin out. I do think that maybe something that played into our viewing experience variance was we were with a group of people. There are a lot of children running around. I couldn't really hear that much at the very beginning so I'm not sure if that tainted things for us I also also think that day was super heavy day with Kobe Bryant and all of this others passing away on that helicopter crash. It's just yeah the I think it had to be so kind of eerie to be at the stable centre room. Yeah don't you think yeah I mean I think it put a somber tone over the horizon which then I guess as a viewer made me want to be lifted a little bit more than everyone's doing these like slow ballads which are hard on television anyway. Right when you're grappling with like sadness sadness I guess you know a lot of people turn to slow sad things when they want to like be in their sadness but I felt like to make it good TV at needed did to sort of lift everyone up a little bit more just felt slow and Draghi. Obviously preplanned know this fact but we were watching site fight with another one of our friends who's in management and she said we because someone said something about. How do you get to pick the songs that you want to sing on an award show and she goes no? It's like the award show picks so actually I feel like a little bit. Shame on Grammy's because the show itself like the layout and the performances in like the what do you call. Ah that order. Wow was the run of show. Thank you That was very professional on your. I feel like the run of show is just like a little off. Yeah I mean I felt like if I you know I'm no award show producer but I feel like I would have started off talking with a moment of silence and a better picture. Kobe Bryant and the one that they put up a little worse photo of him ever and then I would have lifted the moment with that. Liz Oh performance. I wouldn't come in hot with Liz. Oh and Dan brought it down. I see what you know. I just feel like it should have just been the elephant in the room. Come in let's you know. put it out there Out there you know. Put our good thoughts out there for the families that were affected and and then try to lift everyone up right and it just everything felt really disjointed and kind of just felt so dated like there were so many incredible performers. That were nominated this year. That could have had life. Changing moments like Maggie Rogers tank in the BANGERS. You know what's the Guy Louis Paul d like arguably one of the biggest songs of the year and he didn't get there literally sitting here going who sat. He's the Scottish Guy Somebody to love. I wish a bit like a shoe and yeah but that's almost massive. It's huge and you know it was performed but it was. The melody of it was performed. Two New Lyrics works that Alicia Keys Sang. And I don't know like I just felt like we didn't need prince tribute. We honore a like. I Love Bunny rabbits. She was fantastic. But I would've done I would've had Asha McBride sang that song and it would have made it current it would have made it a nominee On TV yeah. It's all just fell old and and one of the things. I think that the grammys are struggling with is that they. You are having a hard time getting in younger viewers and that certainly I'll say that little insider baseball but well the grammy's used to be the best award show to me So Grammy's people if you're listening you can email us at casual at velvets dot com and we'll hook you up for free all their respects like I feel like we have some insight I look I get that. There's a lot of a lot of people that they're trying to please a lot of ways. They're trying to make a great show. I don't think it's easy but it just needs to be like let's lighten it up a little bit. Let's make it fun when Nick. Jonas Jonas having something green and his teeth is the most notable moment of the show there is an issue we called it. I saw it and then we have. That aren't we. Were going back and forth like yeah. Is it a missing tooth. I thought it was a gap in his teeth. I thought it was. I definitely thought it was a piece of salad or something and we were like. Oh God this is definitely trending and like while they were still on TV. It was like trending on twitter. And then he did the right thing this morning and admitted it. I love that. He admitted it. Oh It's just make fun of yourself just just laughed. Read a couple of funny tweets. It says this girl Alison says nick. Jonas had food and his teeth during his performance. And I think Joe and Kevin Purposely sleet didn't tell him as payback for breaking up the band years ago CA. This girl another girl says I'm jealous of whatever is stuck in Nick. Jonas t a girl that feels that feels like I don't know such dirty Little like he seems like such a child but he's he's a man now is he called the Jonas brothers so this girl says Damn Nick. Jonas brothers did him dirty for not telling him. He had an entire salad stuck in teeth during his performance. At the grammys as as as someone who like looks it. It dudes going on stage as like do you ever say. Let me see your teeth. Absolutely especially like Dirk is notorious for picking up food right before or he goes on stage. And stresses me out every time because I'm like if one Krung gets stuck in his beard whatever every time he does it as sand there like a hawk watching uh-huh eat and then when he's done chewing volley let me see your teeth out your dental floss. There was one time this was with bobby this year. We were filming filming idol. He got something stuck in his teeth. I didn't have any flaws in my little kit bag and I couldn't make it back so I had to give him a fork to start like a somehow found a plastic for and I'm like having him dig in his tooth holding up an iphone cameras so he can see himself. Yeah it's a trick I use. I take a straw the straw or staple ou a stable. I didn't have any tables on hand. But you know it's funny as I always end up having like a like something from a meeting that's been pop. Look there's a staple of us are carrying staples in my kit. People are like. Why did that exactly? Yeah but that was a big moment. The Nick Jonas actually glad that he made a joke about it he tweeted. He tweeted something along the lines of like at least you know I my green. Yeah yeah best way like admitted and guys what else are you gonNA. You can't go back and like reshoot it absolutely not. The show must go on Gordon. Well we want to talk about today because these are very casual moments. I feel like he handled it very casually very well. You just tweeted about it and make a joke. I'm sure his groomer is like hopefully we'll give her job. What is your top? Do you have like a top moment. Where you've seen someone actually just like keep going or the show must go on? I was in the room or like. Just maybe your favorite whichever way you the best. One is when foggy Peter Pants. I am so happy and God bless her. I mean peed her pants. When you you gotta you gotta
Artists Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant At Grammy Awards
"Lot of tributes for Kobe Bryant's and we all from the same way it's a great the great leader has FOR ME our star Dwyane Wade on Twitter or literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Colby Bryant build those Alicia keys paying homage at the Grammys on CBS when they handed out the awards Billy eyeless was the big winner thank you bad guy one song and record of the year she won album of the year and best new
Artists Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant At Grammy Awards
"It was music's biggest night last night at the Grammy Awards but this year there was more of a somber tone it started with a tribute to Kobe. Bryant singer Lonzo opened opened the award show with a performance and added. The words tonight is for Kobe. This year's host Alicia keys also kicked off an emotional tribute performance with her in boys to men singing. It's so hard to say. Goodbye Abidi yesterday. There were also tributes to rapper nipsy hustle and prints
Grammy Organization's CEO on Leave After Misconduct Allegation
"There is trouble for the person in charge of the Grammy awards just nine days before a music's biggest night here's ABC's Kaylee Hartung that's ever do get the first woman to hold the job now placed on administrative leave over an allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the team the recording academy telling ABC news the board of trustees is also retain two independent third party investigators to conduct independent investigation of the allegations Dugan's role as head of the academy only went into effect five months ago and the nature of the allegation remains unclear the news stunning many inside the industry including varieties Gemma's what who recently interviewed her I spoke to her for an hour ten days ago there was no question if you were to make the changes that she was making him she hadn't said exactly what they were Alicia keys is hosting music's biggest night on January twenty six Jonas brothers Arianna Grande Aerosmith slated to perform sidelining as the first female president and CEO coming after the organization's diversity and inclusion task force released a report in December they concluded the music industry lack diversity the report pointing to two committees that were seventy percent