Alicia Keys Curtly Responds To Adam Levine’s Makeup Comments
Alicia Keys remains a crusader for amplifying her all-natural appearance from magazine covers to red carpets to her position on NBC’s The Voice. The decision seemed to be part of a liberating process for the Here artist, garnering support from fans who joined in the movement to abstain from makeup.
However, according to Adam Levine, Keys reportedly dipped back into the pond of cosmetics. Per .Mic, the Maroon 5 band member appeared on Howard Stern’s show to discuss The Voice’s behind-the-scenes happenings, and his thoughts on A. Keys’ makeup-free visage.
When Stern asked for Levine’s thoughts on the matter, he shared what happened when he joked about the decision with the mommy-of-two. “She was putting on a little bit of makeup and I was like, ‘Oh I thought Alicia doesn’t wear makeup,'” he said. Keys then curtly responded with, “I do what the f**k I want.”
In Spring 2016, Keys wrote a powerful letter detailing her decision to wear no makeup. It was partly spurred by breaking the societal ideals that a woman must conform to as to not be deemed an outcast. Once Keys broke through that barrier, she unlocked a new level of self-empowerment.
“I felt powerful because my initial intentions realized themselves. My desire to listen to myself, to tear down the walls I built over all those years, to be full of purpose, and to be myself!” Keys wrote. “The universe was listening to those things I’d promised myself, or maybe I was just finally listening to the universe, but however it goes, that’s how this whole #nomakeup thing began. Once the photo I took with Paola came out as the artwork for my new song “In Common,” it was that truth that resonated with others who posted #nomakeup selfies in response to this real and raw me.”