‘Underdog‘ singer Alicia Keys shared some New York vibes with her fans and followers, through her verified social media accounts the other day, and gave a glimpse as a young New Yorker.
The 15-time Grammy award-winning singer & songwriter released a TBT photo of herself that sees her riding a train while wearing over-size outfits plus a black beanie. Alongside the photo which is supposed to have been taken 25 years ago, she added a message to say how independent she was in her teens.
“I started riding the train at about 11 years old. I’ve always been independent. My mama built me that way and I’m grateful.”
The 39-year-old added that she took the train everywhere by herself, and stated that throughout her travel she was listening to Mary, Biggie, or Nina. Then the 17-time NAACP Image Award winner continued her message by praising herself for her style and beauty at that age:
“I thought I was such a bad a*s, can’t you tell 😏😏😏That jacket and scully tho!”
Stating seeing the photo and recalling that days gave her New York Grimey vibes, the ‘Empire State of Mind’ hitmaker concluded her message by asking her fans and followers what train they rode while growing up in NY.
The post, with which Keys showed she had become a star by getting out of a low-key life as an independent young woman, received high praises from both her industry friends and fans. On Instagram, the notable names in the celebs world wrote:
“Wowwwww that’s that Flow Joe Alicia 👑❤️” wrote, well-known rapper Fat Joe.
“My baby💓💓💓💓💓” added, her husband Swizz Beatz.
Check it out.
I started riding the train at about 11. I took the train everywhere! I was probably about 13 or 14 here.
I thought I was such a bad ass 😏That jacket and scully tho!
This throwback is giving me those NY grimey vibes…
What train did you ride growin up? pic.twitter.com/yvlJaTJwIM
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) January 7, 2021