It's always an extremely emotional and proud moment for parents to watch their kids grow and make an identity of their own. And it feels even more rewarding when they start showing interest and excitement in a field that you’ve been a part of for ages. The feeling is something that can’t be expressed in words. Perhaps, that’s what Alicia Keys felt when she saw her son perform for the very first time.
Recently, renowned singer Alicia Keys (40) opened up to People about feeling “a bunch of emotions” when she saw son Egypt perform on stage.
The proud moment
Keys’ 11-year-old son, Egypt, is truly a star in making. During her conversation with People, Keys got candid and said that watching him grow and mature every single day brings tears of joy in her eyes, and special moments like these are quite overwhelming to process.
In a heartwarmingly sweet moment that aired on Keys’ YouTube originals docuseries, The untold story, the singer along with her son, talked about a moment from the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, where Egypt accompanied her on the piano as she sang Raise a Man. As the mother-son duo was enjoying this moment, the Girl on Fire singer seemed extremely emotional and teary-eyed.
How she described the incident
In her interview, Keys said that she’s not the crying type and she actually doesn't cry at all. But that particular moment did something to her; she just couldn't control her emotions. She mentions, in moments like this, you get so sensitive and realize that no matter what happens, life keeps going.
Keys recalled that the moment was incredibly precious. It was the first time Egypt was going to perform with her, and she still remembers that at that time she got completely wrapped up in him. She also revealed that like any other 11-year-old, he was a bit nervous and demure. He even asked her if he really had to do it, but eventually, he agreed.
The singer says he's extremely natural; it's been in his character since he was a kid. He's such a great kid, more like the life of the party. She further said that Egypt is more like her, someone who's a great host and brings all the people together, and that's his best quality.
One sweet family
In addition to Egypt, Keys and husband Swiss Beatz share another 6-year-old son, Genesis. The singer revealed that she can't get enough of them since they're totally adorable, and she loves to relish her time at home, especially being around her sons. When asked about her relationship with her husband, Keys mentioned that the kind of bond they share is very special, and what makes it stronger is that they’ve both been a part of the music industry for quite some time.