Alicia Keys Is Red Hot For Essence

Musical mom Alicia Keys is radiant in red on the cover of the January issue of Essence magazine.

With her 5th studio album, Girl on Fire, gaining tons of buzz, Alicia has been busy these days promoting the new project. Still, Alicia, who is mom to 2-year-old son Egypt, says that motherhood has helped her become more forgiving: “It’s okay if I can’t do every single thing,” she says. “I finally understand that it doesn’t make me a lesser artist or human being.”

In a separate interview with Radio Disney, Alicia revealed this week that Egypt is a big fan of the new album.

“I do sing [Egypt] to sleep, and I sing a lot of songs that are on the album. This is the first time that he’s experiencing [my] music coming out, and he’s starting to have his favorites. One of his favorite songs is called ‘Brand New Me,’ so I sing him that one sometimes. There’s another song on it called ‘Not Even The King’ and that one he really loves too. And then when he wants to get up and dance, he loves a song called ‘New Day,’ he has a whole dance to it and everything, so it’s really cute.”

The January issue of Essence hits newsstands on December 7.

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