Alicia Keys, R&B singer, has realized why she was branded a lesbian at the beginning of her career. It is because she was “rough around the edges”.
The singerâ€™s sexuality became the subject of speculation after the release of her debut album â€œSongs In A Minorâ€ in 2001.
However, the singer has been adamant she isn’t a lesbian but has admitted that her appearance and attitude may have led people to think so, saying, â€œI was definitely rough around the edges. I look back at certain interviews and I’m like, ‘Damn! Did I have to look that hard? Did I have to do my hair that way?’â€
She added, “I could see why people couldn’t see the diamond in the rough. I didn’t take it to heart. I know what I am. I know it’s not true.”