Alicia Keys is Marie Claire UK’s July 2013 Cover Girl as photographed by Yu Tsai. Inside Alicia talks, her new album, a world tour, motherhood and dipping her toes into directing and producing and of course her husband, Swizz Beatz.
On her husband, Swizz Beatz: “That’s When I Knew is definitely an ode to my husband… Honestly I didn’t really like him that much. I thought he was too ostentatious. I think we’ve taught each other a lot. He’s taught me to live more fully and I think I’ve taught him to live more deeply. Swizz will have the fastest car, the biggest jewellery, the loudest jacket; everything with him is really over the top. I used to see him and think, “He is so annoying.”
Standing up for Yourself: “You have to speak up. To say, ‘I don’t like that, it’s not cool, don’t do that to me’, but it’s not easy, especially with people you love. I think getting older has made me evolve in a lot of ways and made me more relaxed about saying how I feel, no matter what.”
For more on Alicia’s cover shoot you can visit Marie Claire’s website.
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