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Alicia Keys shares private moments with world in ‘Blended Family’

Alicia Keys shares private moments with world in ‘Blended Family’

Alicia Keys' "Blended Family" cover art

Alicia Keys' "Blended Family" cover art

“I know it started with a little drama. I hate you had to read it in the paper. But everything is alright with me and your mama.”

Considering the unforgiving circle of women I know, it would be impossible to have a blended family like Alicia Keys’. Based on infidelity and dishonesty alone, I’m unsure they’d be able to put their differences aside for the sake of their families. As I watched the black and white visual, all I could think about was whether I could do it. I could but the mothers’ of the children of the men I’ve dated could not. They wouldn’t want to. They wouldn’t want solitude nor peace for their children and their half-siblings. It would always be a needless, one-sided competition.

Meanwhile, our children would grow up without a bound. They wouldn’t know each other. And right now, at this time, it would be foolish to be without family.

Howbeit, it is important to know that I am not a mother. Nor am I a wife. However, I know what it takes to mend to keep the peace. Watch Alicia Keys’ new video for “Blended Family.” A$AP Rocky, the featured artist, joins in to talk about his childhood. “I remember having four stepmoms at 9.” Rocky’s mother and two sisters also make a cameo.


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