Alicia Keys Is All Elegance In ‘Evening Standard,’ Says She’s Proud Of Rihanna

A Keys 06182013 1Photo: Eric Guillemain/ Evening Standard

Alicia Keys surely knows how to radiate for a glamorous cover turn. After dropping her Vegas girl gone soulful “Tears Always Win” video, the gorgeous Grammy Award winner graces the cover of the Evening Standard. She looks absolutely regal and elegant for the black and white cover photo, shot by photographer Eric Guillemain, and heats up in technicolor for the editorial. She looks lovely in her trend of the moment, a midriff baring two pieces, showing off her fabulous curves.

In the issue, Alicia talks about growing up in the industry, her evolution as artist, wife and mom, and even about Rihanna:

On growing up in the music industry:

“It’s such a tricky, crazy business, and when people are a little bit younger than me, I’m always hoping that their soul is good ’cause it can be such a soulless space. Who’s really love you and making sure that you’re ok? Because everybody wants to make sure you’re ok when they can get something from you, and they’re getting a percentage from you. But they don’t technically care if you’re ok. They just wanna make sure you can stand so you can go to work. So naturally I am always thinking about people and hoping that in this very soulless place they can find completion.”

On marriage changing her:
“It’s such a tricky, crazy business, and when people are a little bit younger than me, I’m always hoping that their soul is good ’cause it can be such a soulless space. Who’s really love you and making sure that you’re ok? Because everybody wants to make sure you’re ok when they can get something from you, and they’re getting a percentage from you. But they don’t technically care if you’re ok. They just wanna make sure you can stand so you can go to work. So naturally I am always thinking about people and hoping that in this very soulless place they can find completion.”

On loving Rihanna:
“I’m proud of Rihanna. Because it’s not easy to stand up in this crazy world and make it and keep going and try new things. And find your way through it.”

Check out more photos from Alicia Keys’ lovely Evening Standard cover feature below.

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Comments

  • Lola

    Beautiful woman, beautiful pictures.

  • Sonyafun

    I’m also proud of Rihanna for making it in this crazy world, but not proud of a lot of choices she has made and things she has done. Granted it might be harder now to keep one’s personal life just that, but knowing it’s not that easy to do, one would think artists would be extra careful about how they portray themselves. I believe an artist should have enough respect for their fans to be responsible for their actions. True, everyone makes mistakes but when it’s not mistakes and the artist purposely subjects others to their obvious poor behavior, it is not admirable in any way. At least be bright enough to keep that poor behavior, “private”.