Alicia Keys Slams Those Who Deny Climate Change: "They Are Extremely In Denial"

Alicia Keys Slams Those Who Deny Climate Change: "They Are Extremely In Denial"
September 18, 2020 - 21:07 / Amanda Stanford

If there is one thing Alicia Keys is passionate about, it's our Mother Earth! The R&B singer sat down to share how she really feels about climate change deniers, and what she does to support our planet.

Alicia Keys has no time for those that are denying a change in climate, and speaks about how her songs play an important role in spreading the message!

Sitting down for an exclusive interview, the award-winning singer is revealing her feelings of nurturing the planet, as well as some inside-details on her music!

Alicia Keys a closet environmentalist

In a new interview with the Guardian, Alicia Keys sits down to discuss climate change, and how her music has impacted her love for our planet Earth.

Recording artist Alicia Keys poses in the press room during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

In 2016, Keys released her single, "Kill Your Mama," which explores the important topic of climate change, something she wholeheartedly believes in.

"We’re literally killing our mother," Keys said of her track. "Real people do know that something’s going on. People who are totally f---g out of their mind and don’t even have a single bit of common sense in their body and do not care at all about the human race in any way? They are extremely in denial."

The star continued, "It’s likely all money-driven anyway, so for them, who gives a s--t? The whole world can explode because they’re going to be rich," she said, implying a certain disdain for some current political leaders.

"So many other countries are aware and are really taking proper steps to try to reverse it," she said of "certain American leaders," whom she feels aren't doing enough for climate activism.

Keys also went on to talk about her and Jay-Z's iconic "Empire State Of Mind," which she ended up stripping down into her own version.

"The record exploded," she said of the original track. "Jay and I couldn’t put out any new records – 'Empire' was a monster beast and it was taking up all the room. We just had to wait. But then I was like, 'Man, I have to perform this song, and Jay can’t come out every time. What are we going to do?'" 

Thus, she was inspired to create a part II of the song, which is stripped and slowed down. Of her latest single, "Underdog," Keys reveals it was all about envisioning a better life for herself.

"I am that person," she says. "The one that wasn’t supposed to make it out of Hell’s Kitchen, who was supposed to end up being a prostitute, a young mother at 16 years old, or addicted to drugs. I am the one who was supposed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and got injured or killed."

"And what the f--k is a dream?" she added. "A dream is a luxury if you have to pay all these bills and put food on the table for your kids. That is why I understand so much about what it means to have the strength to follow your own path. All the songs I’ve ever written that have been considered empowering or uplifting, I’ve written them at my lowest point, because I needed to remind myself: Don’t forget that." 

Listen to the track below: