Keyshia Cole Defends Alicia Keys After An Online Critic Said She Has ‘Pretty Privilege & No Talent’

Alicia Keys performs "Underdog" on The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Thursday
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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:

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.* 

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!