Alicia Keys Rocks MARIE CLAIRE UK Cover, Reveals What She's LEARNED From Swizz Beatz + Logan Browning HITS THE FLOOR For "KONTROL"
Alicia Keys covers the July issue of MARIE CLAIRE UK where she dishes on traveling, becoming a film director and what she's learned from Swizz Beatz. See the highlights inside and see "Hit The Floor" star Logan Browning in KONTROL magazine.
Alicia Keys jetted to the Bahamas for the steamy July cover of Marie Claire UK magazine. And we're absolutely loving this dress for the cover shot.
While modeling looks from Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Versace and Just Cavalli, the "Girl On Fire" singer opened up about her loving of traveling,
'Im really looking forward to having a really incredible time on my travels. I think that to be able to tour and travel the world at this time in my life is different than any other time, and I'm really looking forward to experiencing it in a way I never have before. I'm going to places I've never been, you know, it's a lot of growth, so I'm excited.'
Also, she talked to the magazine about asking for what she wants, becoming a film director and how she's grown to appreciate her husband and his over the top personality. Here are the highlights:
On Swizz Beatz being "over the top"...
'Swizz will have the fastest car, the biggest jewellery, the loudest jacket; everything with him is really over the top. I used to see him and think, "He is so annoying".'
On what she's learned from Swizz Beatz...
'I think we've taught each other a lot. He's taught me to live more fully and I think I've taught him to live more deeply.'
On writing songs about her husband:
'"That's When I Knew" is definitely an ode to my husband... Honestly I didn't really like him that much. I thought he was too ostentatious.'
On becoming vocal about her feelings...
'You have to speak up. To say, 'I don't like that, it's not cool, don't do that to me', but it's not easy, especially with people you love. I think getting older has made me evolve in a lot of ways and made me more relaxed about saying how I feel, no matter what.'
On maintaining balance...
'I realise you have to have a balance - you can live life and have more experiences as well as working.'
On becoming a director...
'I fell in love with directing. Because first of all I didn't have to get up early for make-up and, second, I'm a very diplomatic individual.'
Check out the fabulous pics from Alicia's photoshoot here:
The July issue of Marie Claire UK hits newsstands today.
Watch BTS video here:
Also on the newsstands...
Fomer child star Logan Browning (Bratz: The Movie, "Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns") turned VH1's new spicy "Hit The Floor" star posed for the beauty issue of KONTROL which features pieces on “What to Wear Now” column and segments on secrets to obtaining soft skin and luxurious hair. While opening up to KONTROL, Logan talked about making the on-screen switch from teen roles to more adult fan fare and how she hoped to be received by Hollywood and her fans. Here are the highlights:
On taking on more mature roles in Hollywood:
“I’m excited for people to see me as older because I see people online going, ‘Wow I’m sure she’s going to be really beautiful when she grows up,’ and I’m like, ‘I am grown up!’” laughs Logan. “Playing older is fun because I feel like I’ve been 16 for so long.”
On playing a bad girl:
“At first I wasn’t really keen to it I guess,” explains the actress. “I wanted to be the nice girl and play the sweet girl, but as it’s gone on, it’s been a lot of fun. I love hearing everyone’s reactions after we do takes. They’re just like, ‘God you’re evil! It’s been a challenge, but an enjoyable one.” Despite Jelena’s antagonizing ways, Logan still believes there’s something that young women can learn from her role. “I don’t know if it’s my character that I would want them to emulate, but I still think there is something about this character that people are going to look up to and respect and love.”
Not going to lie. We're actually feeling "Hit The Floor." It's better acting than "SIingle Ladies" at least. Check out the Beauty issue here.
Photos via Marie CLaire/KONTROL