She performed for the #GraduateTogether live TV ceremony on Saturday.
Although the 39-year-old singer/songwriter has since reconciled with her dad Craig Cook, she was so hurt by his ”empty promises” after he walked out when she was just two that Alicia finally sent him what she called ”divorce papers” in her teens.
“In the early part of my teens I wrote this letter to my father, Craig. I wanted nothing to do with him. My words came from a place of vulnerability and longing. At the time it hurt so much to experience what felt like empty promises. I swore I didn’t care, but I did and it affected me deeply. I finally had enough and wrote those words. It’s CRAZY that he kept this letter after all these years. I was so shocked when he first showed me. It was tucked away in a shoe box full of memories. I’m glad he and I can look back at it now as a sign of how far we’ve come,” The musician captioned the letter on social media.
In the letter Keys states, “All I want from you is to mind your business. I don’t want the phone calls, I don’t want the letters, I don’t want the fake acts you pull to try and make me think you care. I don’t want anything,” a part of the letter read. Since then, Keys and her father have amended their relationship and use the letter to reflect on their journey to where they are now. “I’m glad he and I can look back at it now as a sign of how far we’ve come,” she penned. The singer shares that her father has kept the letter since 1994 in a shoebox.
Keys has been forced to postpone her new album Alicia, due to the pandemic looming. She is one of those artists who has always lived her live in her music and talent. We cannot wait to hear her new music. Will you listen to Alicia’s new music? Let us know in the comments below.