Alicia Keys Claims Misinterpretation Of Comments
Posted on April 16, 2008 by Jamie Slaughter
Alicia Keys has claimed that the comments she made in a recent article were misinterpreted, where she appeared t o blame the U.S. Government for the birth of gangster rap and effectively the deaths of both Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. The comments were made in an article with Blender Magazine, prompting Keys to phone Ryan Seacrest's L.A. radio show, to set things straight.
"I did want to clarify some statements because basically what happened was that I feel that I wasn't 100 percent clear on exactly what I was saying so it got slightly misinterpreted," she told Seacrest.
"Everyday people, as well as the government, could've really done so much more to really obliterate and eradicate the things that were going on in the communities."
Keys was quoted in Blender Magazine as saying that both artists were "assassinated by the government and the media." She has now made fresh comments to clear up what she actually meant, regarding the "over-sensationalized" situation at the time.
"I think that what happens is that when other people are telling the story, I don't feel [Pac and Biggie] were really able to communicate with each other and really tell each other what they meant. Instead it kind of came through different outlets and different people and it might have gotten misconstrued or misinterpreted."
Keys has no regrets about doing the interview with Blender and believes it was a genuinely good article. "I wasn't saying that I was a conspiracy theorist. I wasn't saying that I am anti-anyone. Anybody who knows my character knows that I am a very positive person and my only aim is to uplift people and to spread love."