Alicia Keys is in the happiest place of her life right now – she’s set to marry Swizz Beatz later this year and is pregnant with their first child and her career is going from strength to strength. Whilst in the UK recently, Ms Keys did an interview with Fabulous Magazine, where she opened up about her love for the producer and how the pressures of fame nearly destroyed her life.
Here are some extracts from the interview:
I am very much in love. Right now love is my main inspiration. Love is the one thing we all want in our lives and I am completely surrounded by it. Love fills you up in a way nothing else can and it’s the most amazing, amazing thing.
Oprah Winfrey is the wisest woman I know. She’s like my big, clever, older sister. A while ago she gave me one piece of advice which was to never get drawn into talking about that sort of thing. All I know is that right now my life is really, really good.”
On almost being destroyed by fame
No one warns you how hard it is to adjust to fame. Things happen, you find yourself becoming a person you don’t recognize and then you have to get back to who you were. “I changed the people around me and changed the way I worked. I’d had this great career but I had no life, I needed to get my life back. I learned to meditate and I told everyone I needed time off every few weeks in my diary. It’s working,” she smiles. “Life isn’t just about getting what you want and having a great career, it’s having what you need.”