NEW YORK (AP) - There's another side to Alicia Keys: conspiracy theorist. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter tells Blender magazine: "'Gangsta rap' was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. 'Gangsta rap' didn't exist."
Keys, 27, said she's read several Black Panther autobiographies and wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck "to symbolize strength, power and killing 'em dead," according to an interview in the magazine's May issue, on newsstands Tuesday.
Another of her theories: That the bicoastal feud between slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was fueled "by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing."
Keys' AK-47 jewelry came as a surprise to her [white] mother, who is quoted as telling Blender: "She wears what? That doesn't sound like Alicia."
Despite careful inspection of the pendant in the picture above, I can't quite tell if that's an AK-47. As they say at the end of every scientific paper ever published: More research is necessary!
He points out:
There's a cutesy girl thing going on, I think--Automat Kalashnikov and Alicia Keys, same initials: "AK."
Oh, now I get it! AK ...
Isn't she adorable!
And yet, if Alicia Keys were 47-years-old, making the whole "AK-47" thing even more appropriate, theoretically-speaking, it would somehow be less cute.
Funny how that works.