Alicia Keys Reveals Her Self-Worth Issues: “For Whatever Reason I’m Feeling Like I’m Not Deserving Of Greatness”
From the outside looking in, it appears that multi-Grammy wining artist Alicia Keys is living her best life. She just celebrated nine years of marriage bliss with her hubby Swizz Beatz in June, and the duo has peacefully blended their lives together with Swizz’s ex-wife, Mashonda Tifrere.
Even while personal and career success plentiful, Keys admits she is still struggling with her sense of self worth. In an upcoming episode of “Red Table Talk,” the 38-year-old opened up about her inner turmoil.
“I’ve been battling what I realize is potentially some self-worth issues because for whatever reason I’m feeling like I’m not deserving of greatness,” Keys told Willow, Adrienne and Jada in a clip from Monday’s show.
“And I’ve been smooshing it down for so long that it’s become a habit, a bad habit.” Adrienne chimed in relating to the sentiment, saying, “Hallelujah. [It’s like] you’re not good enough.”
In the teaser, Jada, who has been longtime friends with Keys, supports her girl by letting her know that it’s okay to feel it all.
“We express our pain, power, and progress through music whether we’re creating it or just appreciating it. But here’s what I know: Every voice we hear needs to be honored and respected,” she explained.
This appearance comes just a few months away from the release of Keys’ upcoming memoire, More Myself. The book was announced in March and will be released under Oprah Winfrey’s book brand, An Oprah Book, on March 31st of 2020.
In the book, Keys will talk candidly about being a wife, mother, and her co-parenting relationship with Mashonda.
“I couldn’t be more ecstatic to share this part of my journey so far and all the ways I am continuously learning to honor my truth.” Keys said in a statement when the book deal was revealed.
“Alongside my sister, mentor, and friend Oprah, this book is one of the most exciting chapters yet.”