Recently there has been a lot of talk on social network about the rapper and actress Eve. In a recent interview she says that her husband did what no Black man could not do which was to tame her. This had social media buzzing with everyone want to know exactly what she meant.
Whatever Eve meant may or may not be important. What is important however is to know who or what tamed Alicia Keys. Years ago, it seems like Alicia Keys was on the brink of breaking out of just being an R&B star and becoming a revolutionary. That moment in time faded or blew away with the wind however.
Remember when Alicia Keys said she wanted to use her voice and her reach to make social changes? Miss Keys thought that gangster rappers were puppets of the Powers that be, Gangsta rap was created by the powers that be and she wanted to change that. “Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other; Gangsta rap didn’t exist,” says Miss Keys at the time. She further stated that the beef between Tupack Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G was a “setup by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing.”
“If black leaders such as the late Black Panther Huey Newton had the outlets our musicians have today, it’d be global. I have to figure out a way to do it myself,” Alicia Keys said.
Over the years we did not hear much more about this from Miss Keys. One would have to wonder what or who tamed her? Was she tamed after getting married to rap producer Swizz Beatz? Or did she get tamed after getting pregnant and giving birth? Could it be that the same powers that be that introduced gangsta rap for Black to kill Blacks told or warned her to cool it.
Alicia Keys did have some great ideas. Using fer voice and her reach to make positive changes in the Black community would have been great. Whatever it is that tamed her, one can only hope that she will find the strength and bravery to make herself untamed.
Back then Alicia Keys had an AK47 necklace, it has probably been replaced by a #1 mom necklace instead.