Oh My! Alicia Keys Debuts Interesting New Hairstyle & Fans Flip Out
Uh…Alicia Keys has been on an ever-evolving self growth mission lately. First she declared she’d start going makeup free and letting her natural beauty shine- that one got a thumbs up from most. Now she’s apparently declared that she’s going pink and orange, as in pink and orange hair.
Today (7-22-17), Alicia took to social media to show off her new ‘do, which caused a frenzy among her fans. She styled her pink/orange hair into braided extensions and flossed for all the world to see. Check it out below and let us know what you think…
Alicia’s fans loved it, with a few exceptions:
This new ‘do falls right in line with Mrs. Keys’ past reveal about learning to say ‘to hell with what everybody else thinks.’ As we previously reported, Alicia confessed, in her blog post, her past struggles with low self esteem, while growing up as a biracial child in New York City:
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden myself. […] I definitely started hiding when I got old enough to walk down my NY streets alone. I started to notice a drastic difference in how men would relate to me if I had on jeans, or if I had on a skirt, or if my hair was done pretty. I could tell the difference, I could feel the animal instinct in them and it scared me. I didn’t want to be talked to in that way, looked at in that way, whistled after, followed. And so I started hiding. I chose the baggy jeans and Timbs, I chose the ponytail and hat, I chose no makeup, no bright color lipstick or pretty dresses. I chose to hide. Pieces at a time. Less trouble that way.”
“To this day, every time I get out of the shower to get dressed, I swear the first thought that comes into my head is, what can I wear that won’t cause too much attention when I go pick up Egy, or head to the store, or go shopping, or visit a friend, etc. And just the other day it hit me! OMG! Alicia!!! Why are you choosing to be that person?? That is so old and outdated!! STOP!! I don’t have to try to go unnoticed. I don’t have to fit in. I don’t have to close up my thoughts and only speak my truth through songs!” -Alicia Keys
Welp folks, it looks like Swizz Beats’ wife is carrying on with her mission of ‘not going unnoticed’ and we’re loving every minute of it.