Alicia is flawless as she goes makeup free for the cover shot of the Ebony magazine’s September issue. Also featured inthe magazine is De La Soul,Lupita Nyong’o, Donald Clover and Chloe Halle.
The star,who is using the #NoMakeup movement to promote the concept of women loving their natural beauty said she is often insecure about her appearance, even noting that she was terrified when she and her creative team decided to release promotional images last spring of herself stripped down, bare-faced, with an apprehensive smile.
In the exclusive interview, the 15-time Grammy award winner,shares updates on her upcoming and highly anticipated album. In addition to giving insight into her career moves, she also talks about some trending controversial topics, including raising Black boys in the era of #BlackLivesMatter. She also talks about self-confidence and the cruelty of social media.
She says “We are at a tipping point for major change. Senseless killings are outrageous and unacceptable. It’s like a slap in the face. It’s a constant reminder that our lives,our Black lives are literally meaningless.”