Alicia Keys has opened up about an impromptu and uncomfortable experience with a fan who got too close to her during one of her concerts.
On August 29, the 41-year-old performed at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. In a clip from the event, shared by pop culture page Hollywood Unlocked, Keys could be seen singing his hit song “Empire State of Mind” and walking through a crowd of guests.
However, as she walked to the stage, a fan grabbed Keys’ head and kissed her on the cheek, causing a look of shock on the singer’s face.
In the comments to Hollywood Unlocked’s Instagram post, Keys shared his reaction to the surprising move and wrote, “Trust me I was like FUCK!!!!!!!! Doesn’t she know what time it is?? , accompanied by several clocks and emojis with shocked faces.
As the video quickly went viral, several fans shared their thoughts on the incident and defended the “No One” singer.
“Oh goddamn…too much to do for this level of closeness,” one wrote, while another said, “You all need to start learning to respect people’s space! !!!!!”
“Nahhhhh I would have cracked, people [are] too comfortable,” added another.
Many fans asked Keys’ security guards in the video why they didn’t react differently when the fan grabbed his face.
“Why would you allow anyone to do this,” one wrote, while another claimed: “Julius, [Beyoncé’s] security would NEVER let that happen.
This isn’t the first time Keys has addressed some iconic moments from his performance. During an interview with Complex Last December, Keys was asked about his and Jay-Z’s performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where Lil Mama joined in and posed at the end of the song.
The ‘Girl on Fire’ singer went on to confess that she remembered “absolutely nothing” about the experience because she was so focused on her singing at the time.
“I think I was so focused on the performance. Because when you perform, it’s a lot. You have to hit him. You have to nail it. You must kill him. It has to be perfect,” she said.
She went on to point out how she and Jay-Z “occupied” different parts of the stage and “vibrated,” so she had no idea Lil Mama had even joined them.
“When I told you I was oblivious that next to him was another person,” she continued. “Which scared me later when I understood. So boom, I get off stage… Everyone goes crazy. This is madness.”
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