Alicia Keys sat down with rock chick muse Amanda De Cadenet on the lavish set of her new show: her living room couch!
The Demi Moore-produced and Amanda Cadenet-hosted show, The Conversation, features women in their element speaking openly about things that matter most to them.
Amanda sat down with Alicia for what must be the most candid interview we have seen with the new mom to date.
Alicia opened up to Amanda, speaking about everything from breastfeeding and motherhood to her preferred sexual positions with her husband, Swizz Beatz - a topic that she hasn't been very vocal about at all!
Check out some excerpts from the interview below.
On her body image:
Well, I think that we as females are like the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures on the world and I think that we’re gorgeous no matter what size that we are. In fact, I personally think that we are more beautiful when we are a bit thicker, bigger and more robust. I just think it’s gorgeous. Even seeing older sculptures from past centuries and you see the women very thick and very beautiful and I personally, think it’s really, really gorgeous. I’m grateful that I actually feel like that because I think that a lot of us feel as though we have to be some little, tiny size in order to be beautiful. It’s like, we’re beautiful not because of what size we are, we’re beautiful because of how your mind works and you’re beautiful because you have this gorgeous heart and that comes from way more than you fitting in some size two dress.
On how her body has changed after she had her son:
I think that it’s changed in so many ways. I was thinking about this the other day; we were just saying that your body does things that it would have never done before. It’s a miracle and incredible; bones and structures of your body move to new places! It’s like how?
Then I also breastfed; I don’t know if it’s a total myth but when you breast feed you kind of lose weight quicker.
I remember I was in the bed and I couldn’t move because it hurts and there is no way around it. I delivered naturally and I kept asking myself, “What is wrong with you”? You spent hours and hours in labor and delivered naturally but you can’t take some [milk coming in.] They skipped that part; they didn’t tell me about that one.
On how she chose her son’s name Egypt:
Well, Egypt was a really big important trip for me in my life. It came at a certain point where I had been working just endlessly and I really had no idea what it was to take a true vacation and it came to a place where I just really needed it or be on the verge of a break down. So when I went, it was such an uplifting, eye opening, historic, powerful and re-genitive experience that I hold a very fond place for Egypt. So when it came to naming our baby, I fell in love with it, we both loved it and decided like months before he was born.
On her favorite position:
Any and all sex positions. I happen to be a traditional kind of girl. I’m also experimental; we can have fun.
What would you tell your 14-year-old self?:
Reel it in. Come back. Don’t go so fast. Honestly, you don’t want to get there that fast. You think you want to get there that fast; you do, we all do but you don’t because once you’re there you’re like, “Damn, now I got to be here and I can’t be back here.”
Be sure to check out the videos below, this is the most candid, and the most beautiful we have ever seen Alicia. For more about The Conversation, click here.
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