Although Alicia Keys tends to keep her son out of the spotlight, we got a great glimpse of her little king yesterday!
The R&B singer was spotted out in the chilly New York weather with her adorable 1-year-old son Egypt as they strolled over to a park in SoHo on Thursday (December 22) for some play time.
The happy mama – who married Egypt’s father Swizz Beatz in July 2010 – enjoyed some quality time with her son as they played on the swings and checked out a red car.
It seems like Alicia causes some people to shake in their boots – especially U2 frontman Bono.
The singer – who met Alicia when they recorded a cover of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On back in 2001 – claims that the songstress scares him.
“I was terrified the moment I met her. I was shaking in my boots,” the singer states. “I was very moved by her singing of course, but what was interesting was the hard questions afterwards, and I think it’s those hard questions that she asks that lead her.”
Bono recently attended the premiere of Alicia’s Showtime documentary ‘Keep a Child Alive with Alicia Keys’ on Tuesday in New York, which chronicles the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS virus plaguing Africa.
Alicia – who began her charity Keep a Child Alive in 2003 to assist those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India – says she hopes the film reaches out to those who want to help, but can’t make it to Africa.
“Even if you never have been able to travel there, or if you never can, that doesn’t mean you can’t travel with us and really see it for yourself,” she says.