Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys is breaking barriers for women with her no makeup campaign. Recently, she has been advocating for women to embrace their natural appearance versus caking on foundation and concealer everyday. Her movement has received a ton of positive feedback ,even popular NBC news anchor Tamron Hall allowed Keys to wipe off all of her makeup on live television. How many women are bold enough to go bare-faced in public?
Unfortunately, along with the positivity comes tons of backlash. We usually classify these bitter individuals as “haters.” It might be surprising to many that some women are actually offended by Keys’ decision to not wear makeup.
Keys seems to be holding up well after garnering backlash from the petty commentary via social media, but her husband Swizz Beatz has had enough. The New York rapper used his Instagram account to criticize the opinions of Keys’ critics after witnessing the hateful comments online after the VMAs.
“Y’all gotta think about that. This is deep,” he says at the opening of his emotional video. “Somebody’s sitting at home mad because somebody didn’t wear makeup on their face … not your face, but they didn’t put makeup on their face because they just didn’t feel like wearing makeup. But you’re mad because that person didn’t put makeup [on] to please you? What s— is this? Because you can do whatever you want to do. Think about it … this is deep.”
It’s safe to say that as long as her man is happy, then who cares what the world thinks?