"I've Never Felt Comfortable in My Skin": Alicia Keys Opens Up on Insecurities

"I've Never Felt Comfortable in My Skin": Alicia Keys Opens Up on Insecurities

- Alicia Keys has disclosed that she has not always been confident about herself

- The singer stated that she used to seek approval about her opinions from people around her

- Alicia also stated that now she has grown past her insecurities and she loves how it feels

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Award-winning American singer and songwriter, Alicia Keys, recently took to social media to show fans that she is human with flaws and insecurities.

She shared snippets of her conversation in an interview with Allure magazine on her official Twitter page.

The talented singer started by revealing that she used to be uncomfortable in her skin, and for every opinion she had, she had to run it by other people for validation.

I've never Felt Comfortable in my Skin: Alicia Keys Opens up about Her Insecurities and Seeking Validation
Alicia Key says she used to seek validation Photo credit: @aliciakeys
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She continued by stating that things have changed as she no longer needs approval from people and it is a feeling that she loves.

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Alicia further said that it took quite a while for her to be in control of her insecurities and urged her fans to be proud of their journey despite their vulnerability and insecurities.

She wrote:

"I’ve never felt comfortable in my skin. I’ve never felt like I can depend on myself without having to check with 30 other people to make sure that my opinion is valid. But now I do, I like the way that I feel right now, and it took quite a while to get to this place. "

Check out the tweets below:

Followers of the singer took to the comment section with words of support and encouragement for her.

Briefly.co.za gathered some comments:


"I never would have guessed that about Alicia. She’s always exuded so much confidence !!! Wow, this gives me life."


"You're on the best way! the motto is to feel right believe yourself, try to stay strong with your doubts, and rely on you with all minds you have! "

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"That’s a hard one from where your standing, where you have been, where you want to go, and who will be real to yourself soul for you... only you."


"Thank you for sharing. It's hard but loving yourself first is so important. Accepting your positives along with your flaws and mistakes. It makes us all who we are."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Beyoncè and Jay-Z's first daughter, Blue Ivy, at only 9, took home the Grammy Award for the best music video category for Beyoncé's Brown Skin Girl video.

Blue received a writing credit for the aforementioned song.

Being a proud mum, Beyoncè shared photos of her daughter drinking out of her Grammy award plaque as she celebrated Ivy's big win on social media.

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