Thursday, April 5, 2012
Alicia Keys Cover "Vibe" Magazine
Alicia Keys Covers May “Global” Issue Of VIBE Magazine, Talks Partnership With Husband Swizz Beatz
The issue won’t hit stands until April 16th but VIBE released this excerpt today:
They’ve agreed to be interviewed together over dinner, a double date of sorts. It’s one of those novel ideas cooked up by magazine editors, but Keys, who seems more open now than she’s ever been, was keen to participate. And what better way to convey closeness than with his-and-her trousers.
They’ll talk about their partnership in a way that says, “We want the whole world to have what we have,” and they’ll do it by telling you about the moment when they knew they were soul mates.
14 years ago, when they ﬁrst met and Dean tried unsuccessfully to get her number from his friend. “It wasn’t our time yet,” he says with a smile.
At 31, Keys is among the best selling recording artists of all time. She’s released ﬁve albums, won 14 Grammys and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. She’s now working on her sixth album, and yet she appears relaxed, approachable, easy-breezy.
But let her tell it and this is the ﬁrst time in her life when she feels comfortable in her own skin. It’s the pay off, she says, for making difﬁcult choices, personally and professionally.
“Let’s just say I’ve been very uncomfortable,” she’d said a few days earlier, curled up on a squishy red sofa in a recording studio. “I’ve been brave enough to be uncomfortable.”