Alicia Keys admits she struggled with self-worth growing up without a father

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Alicia Keys performs onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Alicia Keys performs onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Alicia Keys has admitted to feeling like an outsider throughout her life, suggesting she doesn’t feel like she belongs in the current era of history.

“I think I learned along the way how to fit into multiple circumstances in different places, different spaces, and different people. But I always felt like I was from another planet or another time, and I didn’t really belongs here,” she told BBC.

READ MORE: How Alicia Keys was affected by her dad's absence - 'I definitely was always looking for his love'

Despite this, Alicia feels at home when she’s making music.

“That’s always been my outlet, that’s always been my safe space. The ability to write and discuss what I'm feeling and share that in an intimate way - that's definitely always been my truth,” she adds. Previously, the star admitted she’s spent years looking for her father's love. 

“I realised that I have deeply struggled with feelings of self-worth. That came from my mother and father - my father didn't raise me, my mother raised me.

"I think I definitely was always looking for his love, to some degree, and feeling like I could never really access it, for many different reasons. And I think that started to give me insecurities,” the musician adds.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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