Online critics strike again!
A Twitter user made a tweet about Alicia Keys, and it went viral. The message was very bold. It says,
“I don’t think pretty privilege has carried anyone better than it carried Alicia Keys.” A fan replied and said, “I know you’re not talking about the Alicia Keys who played two pianos at the Grammys, right?” Take a look at a screenshot captured by the It’s On-Site blog:
The online critic’s comment didn’t sit well with Black Twitter. Many fans found the statement baseless and entirely out of line; take a look:
Alicia Keys is a classically trained pianist who has written/produced a large portion of her entire catalogue. To say that pretty privilege carried her is wildly disrespectful.
— huey. (@hadleyogarro) May 10, 2021
Can’t be talking about THIS Alicia Keys. pic.twitter.com/Uy5hPpNcZC
— — (@preludetoq) May 8, 2021
Saying that Alicia Keys has only gotten far in the music industry because of pretty privilege is dishonest, especially when she is also a multi-talented performer, top-selling artist, and award-winning musician. Much like Usher and Beyoncé, Alicia Keys has done a LOT for R&B.
— 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊 💋 (@MJFINESSELOVER) May 11, 2021
Even celebrities came to Alicia’s defense. Actress Jackèe Harry said Alicia was “born talented.” Keyshia Cole commented on the It’s On-Site blog and gave Alicia praise. She disagreed with the online commentator and said, “and all while being *heart eye emoji.*
I used to run around the streets of NYC with Alicia Keys mom, so let me tell you:
Alicia was born talented.
End of sentence.
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) May 11, 2021
Alicia dropped her debut album, Songs In A Minor in 2005. Throughout her career, she’s been nominated for a Grammy 29 times. She won 15 Grammys for classics like “Fallen,” “If I Ain’t Got You,” “Empire State Of Mind,” and more. She even hosted the Grammy’s last year and in 2019. At the 2019 Grammy Award show, she delivered an impressive performance, playing two pianos at once.
Throughout her career, Alicia also won an MTV VMA and a Billboard Award. Recently, Alicia partnered with a company to launch a 21-day meditation app, since May is mental health awareness. She also has a YouTube series in the works where fans get exclusive behind the scene across watching her record her next album.
Alicia didn’t address the critic publicly; she’s too busy being excellent!