Sure, Alicia Keys is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, but she’s also an actress, director, producer and — most importantly! — the mother of 3-year-old son Egypt. She executive produced and composed the music for “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete” (available on Blu-ray and DVD now), and while promoting the film, she chatted with Wonderwall about the most challenging part of motherhood, how raising a son has made her a feminist and more! Keep reading for the highlights.
Alicia Keys on the most difficult part of motherhood:
“The trickiest part of being a mom is the balancing act of [doing] all the things that I love like producing films … and making music and going on tour. It’s just a balancing act between all the work and family and life and things that all of us, any woman who’s a mother and has a family, understands and has to go through. That’s probably the most difficult part.”
Alicia Keys on how having a son has made her more of a feminist:
“I am honored to be raising a son and to be the example [for him] of what a woman is, should be or can be — I find that to be a really powerful position. … My mother was an absolute self-pronounced feminist. I think I have that same desire to uplift the female race, so to be able to raise a man who can also uplift and respect women in the world is a really big honor.”
Courtesy Of WonderWall