Alicia Keys is finally talking openly about her relationship with boyfriend Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, the longtime producer of her music and partner in their production company Krucial Keys.
In the new issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine, the singer/songwriter tells founder Jamie Foster Brown that she kept a lock on her goods for 12 months before moving the relationship to a sexual level.
"I made him wait a year because my body is too beautiful to be violated by someone who doesn't deserve it," she said. .
Keys, until now, has kept her relationship with Brothers on the low. They have known each other since both were teenagers frequenting New York’s underground rap Mecca, Lyricist Lounge – Keys as an aspiring singer, Brothers as a burgeoning rapper.We live in a society that trivializes sex every chance it gets, especially in Hollywood where the likes of Paris Hilton, celebrity groupies and "Girls Gone Wild" are celebrated to such a degree that the concept of a star on the level of Alicia Keys choosing abstinence comes off as being completely foreign. So while many won't find this bit of news to be significant, in a society where young women are often pressured to grow up too fast and role models are far and few, Keys' choice is not only wise, but it shouldn't be taken for granted.