Alicia Keys Reveals Heartbreaking Letter She Sent to Her Estranged Dad When She Was 14

Afouda Fortune
May 20, 2020
03:30 P.M.

Music icon Alicia Keys revealed a never-been-seen-before letter she wrote to her absentee dad when she was only a teenager.


A recent tell-all video on Instagram shared by star vocalist Alicia Keys will have anyone viewing in an emotional state as she narrated a sad childhood experience.

Alicia Keys at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 28, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Alicia Keys at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 28, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

In the two-minute clip, Alicia presented an old paper with a childlike cursive, which bore a lengthy letter to her dad, whom she called Craig.

Alicia's April interview with RollingStone had her sharing snippets on what her family's been up to in quarantine.


Dated 1994, the words in the letter carried off the heartbreaking feelings of a young teenager who wanted nothing to do with her father. The "You Don't Know My Name," singer flipped her letter to the conclusion as she read out:

"All I want is for you to mind your own business. I don't want the phone calls. I don't want the letters…"

The "Empire State of Mind" crooner went on as seen reminisced on tunes when she had longed for her dad's presence and the failed "promises."


Alicia Keys' detail could move anyone to tears as she read on while the clip presented slide shows of her pictures.

According to BET, the "Unthinkable" singer and her estranged dad have since reconciled and are presently in a better place concerning their relationship.

However, this did not stop the need to share with her Instagram admirers the pain she endured as a child.


As reported by Vibe, the 39-year-old celeb and Craig decided to "bury the hatchet" after her paternal grandmother became sick. Also, after having her son, Egypt, and making Craig, a first-time grandfather, he warned up to the family.

Alicia Keys and her spouse star producer husband, Swizz Beatz, operate an admirable blended family that involves co-parenting with Swizz'd ex-spouse.


As reported by Parents, Swizz's ex, Mashonda Tifrere, shared how she was handling co-parenting with her former husband and Keys.

The celeb author chronicled her hurt after getting divorced, "acting out," and how they worked out a successful co-parenting.

After enduring the pain of an absent parent, it is safe to say that the "Girl On Fire" vocalist is working towards being the best parent to her kids and her blended family.


Alicia's April interview with RollingStone had her sharing snippets on what her family's been up to in quarantine. She said to the news site:

"We actually are pleasantly surprised that we're doing all right with each other. We love a good Monopoly game…"

She also mentioned they had been pretty much doing a lot of things together as a family.

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