Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz welcomed their son Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean on October 14th of last year. Check out excerpts from the ESSENCE interview below…
“Falling in love is such a force, but this is a whole other level of magic…”
On music, marriage and motherhood:
“I was very closed for a long time. But I feel so open now. To feel open like this means you’ve found the center in yourself. You’re not hiding; you’re not worried about anything. Everything’s going to be just fine.”
On dedicating a song to her mom:
“In the past, I’ve written mostly from my own perspective. But I just wrote a song for my next album that was inspired by a conversation I had with a man who was expressing how indebted he feels to God. He said, ‘I owe God.’ Now, what an interesting thought. And as much as I believe in God, for me that translated into how much I owe my mother for who I am. So I went home and I wrote I Owe You. It’s dedicated to her…”
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