so, heard about Alicia Keys goin gay? i hadnt. i guess i dont watch enough (...any) MTV. or BET. i used to...
i miss that Caribean Rachel chick on BET. you remember her? on some sort of countdown. she was hot, but her accent would come and go. and i miss the first season of TRL when Carson Daly was chubby. he would host the show without a crowd freaking out in the back, and he'd have stuff to tell you about the vids. and you could hear the crew in the background reacting to what he said...it felt like he was doing a college show and had hacked into the mtv network. aw, them were the days.
but back to the very important point here. Alicia Keys. going gay. in a new movie called "Smokin' Aces."
"Shaking it up would be one way to describe Keys' performance, as soulful as any song she's ever sung — but spiced up with an undercover hooker outfit, lesbian love affair (with Henson's character) and one very, very enormous gun."
-read the whole article at Mtv.com.
here's the trailer:
now Alicia Keys has always had rumors goin that she was at least bi. i think i might have started those rumors circa 2002...cause i wanted her to be. dont you?? she's fine! and articulate and talented and FINE.
so it hurt my little heart when one day i was reading one of her journal entries on her official website denying the rumors. she used to write very in-depth journal entries...i think it was between albums. when all of the attention on her had died down a bit and the world didnt know if she was a one (album) hit wonder or not. so she could say a lot of things and not have it splashed across the front page of every entertainment website on earth. she mentioned something on Access Hollywood and other sites eventually too.
of course, i wasnt upset that she was saying she wasnt gay. but it t'was the WAY she said it. it was very defensive, and had that lovely hint of "hate the sin, not the sinner" sprinkled in. but i still bought her cds, because it ALSO sounded like the kind of thing one says when one is super-hardcore-gay....and is struggling to admit it to oneself and to others. especially if one is of the black persuasion. and i also kept buying the cds cause theyre REALLY good and cause "one" is FINE.
all of the disappointment i felt while reading that journal entry 4 years ago is now erased. Alicia Keys is playing gay? i dont care if the movie sucks. i dont care if it turns out she cant act. i dont care if the gayity is only for 15 seconds. Alicia Keys...is playing GAY...in a movie thats being released worldwide. gotta love that.
this is the chick she's (hopefully) gonna be snoggin:
Taraji P. Henson