Alicia Keys

Alicia understands lesbian rumors    ·    November 5th, 2007

Alicia Keys can understand why she was labelled a lesbian at the beginning of her career - because she was “rough around the ages”.

The singer’s sexuality was the subject of much speculation after the release of her 2001 debut album Songs In A Minor.

Keys is adamant she isn’t gay but realises her appearance and attitude may have led people to draw their own conclusions.

She says: “I was definitely rough around the edges. I look back at certain interviews and I’m like, ‘Damn! Did I have to look that hard? Did I have to do my hair that way?’

“I could see why people couldn’t see the diamond in the rough. I didn’t take it to heart. I know what I am. I know it’s not true.”



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13 Responses to “Alicia understands lesbian rumors”

  1. Michelle Costello Says:

    Hi Alicia,

    I think you are hot. Yes, I’m a lesbian but If I get a chance to meet you I would like a hug.

    Good Luck in your career!!!

  2. Gloria Davila Says:

    I think you look too good to be a lesbian but I LOVE your music and you need to come by HOUSTON, TEXAS sometime.

    Keep doin’ what you doin’!!! I love it :)

  3. Keasha and Telica Says:

    We think u are very talented and we love your albums. Stop by H Town and hit us up. We would love to show u around the town.

  4. danyle grifin Says:

    i of my freinds start a rumor like that andm boyfreind herad about it

  5. Scott Says:

    I think you look amazing and I would like to ask you out. In fact I did; I already hit you up on your Myspace. Gimme a call :P

  6. Not down Says:

    So, wait, you are implying that lesbians are “rough around the edges”? You trying to set the queer community back 40 years or something? Hell, even if you aren’t gay (even though I know a girl you hit on), don’t perpetuate these ridiculous stereotypes. And growing up in NYC, going to Columbia, I know you have some queer friends at least. There goes my business and hopefully others’ as well.

  7. Karina Says:

    I think you are so pretty, i wish i could meet you….. I am not a lesbian my self, i even have a boyfriend but on the other hand i find females attractive and i am in love with you, i know your not a lesbian but i always wished you were because i just love everything about you. Your a dime chica and i hope one day my dream of meeting you comes true. love you always and forever

  8. champagne Says:

    girl they just hatin

  9. Sophie G Says:

    Alicia you are so beautiful and I wish you were or will become a lesbian. (just for me though) You got my e-mail so hit me up oneday. Everyone else needs to stop hatin and let my girl do her thing.

  10. Says:

    Hey Alicia,
    Im from Natchez, MS, im a 17 years old lesbian and i heard you had relations with amanda perez, is this true?

  11. kierra fletcher Says:

    hey, i love your music im not an obsesed fan but i do love your work i love to sing expeshaly your music and if you could email me back i would relly apreshate it i am 12 years old and in the 7th grade and just to let you know i dont belive any of the rummors if your reading this thanks just a fan Kierra Fletcher p.s sorry about the misspeld words in a rush

  12. Nicole Meyer Says:

    Honestly i hope she is gay. I dont think that by being who she really is would change how she produces music. So who cares its her life let her be

  13. Nicole Meyer Says:

    Honestly I hope she is gay. Regradless of who she is or what she is she will still produce amazing music. People need to leave her be and let her do her thing. Nothing woring with being gay (I am and im hot so)

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