Alicia Keys Claps Back at Adam Levine’s ‘No Makeup’ Comment

Alicia Keys’ attitudes about beauty standards have been abundantly clear for some time now.

The singer often chooses to go makeup-free in both her private and public life, much to the praise of fans.  But when fellow Voice judge Adam Levine made a snarky comment, Keys was quick to put him in his place.

In an interview with Howard Stern, Levine revealed what went on behind the scenes. Levine said,

“She was putting on a little bit of makeup and I was like, ‘Oh I thought Alicia doesn’t wear makeup,’ ”

To which Keys responded, “I do what the f*ck I want.”

Boy, bye.

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Alicia’s entire platform for her makeup-free lifestyle is that she supports all women, whatever their personal beauty choices may be. In an interview with Allure, she said,

“I am all about a woman’s right to choose. I think a woman should do anything she wants as it relates to her face, her body, her health. Whatever mode of expression that empowers you, that’s what you should do.”

And we couldn’t agree more! Keep doing you, Alicia!


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Allie Bush
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people's plates.