The singer talked about her Girl on Fire Tour, her friendship with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Emeli Sandé, Bono and his wife Ali Henson and what she thinks of Rihanna.
Alicia says while she loves her ‘style’ and her boldness, what she loves most about the good girl gone bad is that Rihanna is, “no pun intended, so unapologetic.”
“But also,” she adds, “it’s such a tricky, crazy business, and when people are a little bit younger than me, I’m always hoping that their soul is good ’cause it can be such a soulless space. Who’s really loving you and making sure that you’re OK? Because everybody wants to make sure you’re OK when they can get something from you, and they’re getting a percentage from you. But they don’t technically care if you’re OK. They just wanna make sure you can stand so you can go to work. So naturally I am always thinking about people and hoping that in this very soulless place they can find completion.”
Check out Alicia’s music video Tears Always Win as well as her ES magazine shoot.