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8 Things We Learned About Alicia Keys from Her 'Wendy' Interview

Today, Alicia Keys juggles many hats as a mom, wife, singer, philanthropist, and actress. Honestly, we're not even sure how she does it so well all while remaining her humble and poised self.

The R&B chanteuse took some time out of her schedule and stopped by the "Wendy Williams Show" yesterday (Nov. 12) to promote her new children's book, but of course being the gossip and hot topics queen that Wendy is, she saved questions regarding the book for last. From the due date and sex of her burgeoning bundle of joy to married life and successfully maintaining a blended family Keys was an open book— somewhat.

Vixens, continue clicking to check out 8 things we learned about Alicia Keys from her Wendy interview.

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The Deans may have a New Years baby.

With the glow of motherhood radiating over her already naturally beautiful face, Alicia announced that the baby is due at the end of December. She also revealed to Wendy that, "They said New Years Eve. I really think it's an adorable date but we'll see."

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The sex of the baby is a secret. 

"We know. We're not sharing yet, but we're super excited," Keys laughed. The Harlem native dodged Wendy's questions regarding the sex of the baby wittingly answering "Egypt is ready to be a big brother."

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She compares her relationship with husband, Swizz Beatz, to one of kindred spirits.

The Carters who? After four years of marriage it's safe to say that the Deans are crazy in love, and having known each other for what feels like a forever to Keys they were truly meant to be.


Birthday competitions are big between Alicia and Swizz.

"We've come to start doing competitions. I don't know how it started but we now have birthday competitions. It's fun because I want to outdo him and he wants to outdo me," she said.  This year, Alicia surprised Swizz with a grandeur Coming to America themed birthday party.


Alicia is co-founder of the Keep a Child Alive Charity.

"It's a big deal for me. It's like my child. It's like my baby. It's one of the first things I got involved with when I was only 21," Alicia told Wendy. The singer is also a true renaissance woman as the charity provides the medicine for children and families with AIDS that can't afford it.

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Having more kids isn't necessarily on her radar right now.

"I'm not sure. We should probably get through this one first," Alicia hesitantly laughed.

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Alicia credits simply being an adult to her successfully blended family.

There is no secret that Alicia and Swizz's ex-wife Mashonda have come together as two strong women for the sake of their kids and we appluad that. Alicia dished, "It's about the kids, and so when everybody is able to be an adult, which we all are able to be, there's actually a beautiful value about the way we can influence each other's lives and the lives of the kids."

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Her new children's book Blue Moon: From the Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee builds upon the important relationship between child, mother, and grandparent.

Alicia revealed, "We really modeled the relationship after myself and my grandmother." With an absentee father for most of her life she has built very strong relationships with her mother and grandmother who have been her support system since day one.


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In honor of the one-year anniversary of their debut project Period, City Girls has dropped a music video for their song "Careless."

The video stars the rap duo, Yung Miami and J.T., the latter who is currently serving a two-year sentence in Tallahassee. The visual directed by Gabriel "Video God" Hart, features the two rap divas sporting their iced out Quality Control chains rapping in the streets of what appears to be Miami. Both Yung Miami and J.T. are donning the same outfits, distressed jean shorts-underwear, a cropped Miami jersey with a white turtleneck underneath and the classic Timberland boots.

City Girls are showing exactly what they're made of as they rap about "living life so careless," and "h**s [being] so mad it's evident" with an entourage of women behind them. The short clip is full of fun-filled energy as the hot rappers bounce from location to location. Whether they're in a hotel room sipping on some Hennessy, in a store copping a couple of things, they still manage to get their bars off.

The visual is a good representation of what fans can expect from the rap duo, even more so if they see them in concert. Most recently Yung Miami performed the girls' big hit, "Act Up" at Rolling Loud with the help of Lil' Yachty, their co-collaborator on the song. Next up for Yung Miami is the Hot 97 Summer Jam on June 2 at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Make sure to check out their music video above and stream Period in celebration of its one-year anniversary.

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Blac Chyna Named As Suspect In Assault Against Hair Stylist

Well, this isn't the best way to celebrate your birthday.

Blac Chyna has reportedly got in trouble with the law again after a confrontation with her hair stylist. TMZ reports the Chyna and the employee who hasn't been unidentified, were at Chyna's home in San Fernando Valley, Calif. when they got into an argument over payment.

The police report alleges after the hair stylist attempted to collect her check from Chyna, the 31-year-old pulled out a knife. The hair dressed left and reportedly threw soda cans at Chyna's car. A source shared with the outlet that Chyna didn't have a weapon on her person but there were cans thrown at her car.

Because Chyna's six-year-old son King was present, there's a chance the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services will get involved for a possible welfare check.

Chyna hasn't addressed the incident but will more than likely still have a nice birthday.

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Queen Naija Responds To Backlash For Going Public About Plastic Surgery

Queen Najia's decision to be blunt about her plastic surgery was met with backlash when she was accused of normalizing the procedure for young women.

The singer-songwriter who is known for her bold personality and power vocals shared the video titled, "Revealing My New Body | One Week Post Op Tummy Tuck + BBL (Brazillian Buttlift)" on YouTube Friday (May 10). In a previous video, Naija vlogged her plans to get a tummy tuck while heading to the Billboard Music Awards where she was nominated for Top R&B Female Artist.

The singer previously went under the knife after the birth of her first child in 2017, leading to a case of bad fibrosis. "I'm really really happy about the results," she said. "I basically got a tummy tuck and I got my hernia repaired around my belly navel, it would puff out because of my loose skin. I had really really bad fibrosis from the smart lipo I got two years ago."

In her recap video, the singer seemed to be visibly happy with the results and additional unplanned surgery for the Brazilian Buttlift. "I'm just really really happy. I feel more confident with my body and being a mom with two kids and having two c-sections, and all the stuff going on with myself, I'm really happy," she said Friday. "I will not be getting any more surgery. I won't turn into one of those girls who gets lip fat added and all this stuff. I'm not touching my face. As yall know I got eye fillers and I'm never doing that again."

But her joy was quickly met with criticism after The Shade Room picked up a portion of the video on their Instagram page. Naija responded in jest. "Now if I would have kept it a secret, like a lot of other women who’ve had surgery.. everyone would have saying “Liar, did you get surgery, why you hiding it?” she said.  Lol, I tell the truth & it’s still an issue. Hilarious. Imma take my new booty and hide in a ditch."


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The "Medicine" singer has been open with her journey to building her self-esteem and has shared why she decided to try surgery. "I do love myself but at the same time, you have to make your self happy," she said in 2017. "You don't have to look in the mirror and see what I see. At the end of the say, I'm the one who has to put up with my self-esteem. I tried to diet and workout but I didn't see any results in my stomach area [because of c-section]."

The topic of surgical enhancement with women of color has been a controversial topic, with many women dying for trying under the table procedures. Standards of beauty have continuously changed with social media and influencers holding relevance over the youth but the singer hasn't promoted the option to go under the knife to her fans.

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