Alicia Keys taught her son an important lesson on self-expression.
What We Know:
- On Saturday, the “Show Me Love” singer opened up about her son Genesis wanting rainbow-colored nails. She said, “he tells the lady that he wants rainbow colors on his nails, and she brings all of these colors and she paints each nail a different color.”
- However, the 4-year-old changed his mind after it was done. He wanted to take it all off because he knew “people are not gonna like it”. Keys added, “Can you believe this…Four years old. He’s four and he already understands the concept that someone is gonna judge him because he chose rainbow colors on his nails.”
- Keys went on to tell him how cool and creative his idea was and enlightening him that he is not the only guy to paint his nails.
Although that conversation made him feel better she couldn’t help but think about the male and female roles in society and the judgment they face if they don’t follow the stereotypical ideals. Keys said, “The way I see it, there is masculine and there are feminine energies inside of us all, period,” she said. “It gets concerning to me that we can’t just explore these different sides of ourselves. These different energies that are within us.”