Alicia Keys posted a throwback picture on social media of herself with her prom date Russ Jones.
“I went to my prom with one of my closest guy friends/brothers @iamrussjones. I’ve known him since kindergarten and I know him to this day. I don’t think I even wanted to go. I probably pretended I was too cool. I think I was just nervous and didn’t want to get caught up in all the drama,” Keys wrote as a caption to the photo of her embracing the longtime vice president of promotions/lifestyle at RCA.
“But a group of us decided to go as homies, we rented some kind of limo or maybe we just walked. Honestly, I can’t remember,” she added. “How about that red purse tho? Who does a red dress and a red purse?? In the end, we had fun.”
In a message to high schoolers who can’t attend prom this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Keys promised there will be “SO many more parties to come.”
Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and more stars involved with Roc Nation are publicly speaking out and demanding a quick trial and conviction of shooting victim Ahmaud Arbery’s killers in an open letter to Georgia government officials.
Many Roc Nation artists, including Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, and more are using their platforms to fight for justice for the shooting killing of Ahmaud Arbery by releasing an open letter to government officials in Georgia, where the tragic incident took place. The letter is demanding a quick trial and conviction of father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, who claimed they shot and killed Ahmaud because he matched the description of a criminal in the area.
In the open letter addressed to the Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia AG Christopher Darr and District Attorney Tom Durden, the Roc Nation team wrote, “By now, we’ve all seen the crime’s disturbing video, so the facts here are not in doubt: He was unarmed and innocent and the victim of a hate crime. Which is why we call upon you today, as official leaders of the Great State of Georgia, and with the entire world watching, to ensure that a fair trial is conducted, as that can only lead to the appropriate felony convictions of both McMichaels.”
They continued, “We also implore you to charge William Bryan as an armed accomplice to the crime.” William Bryan was the man who filmed the now-viral video. Jay-Z and his team also went on to urge D.A. Tom Durden to recuse himself from the case due to of a conflict of interest. “We truly appreciate that you have arrested and charged these men with Ahmaud’s murder, and are hopeful that a trial and conviction will show that, in the state that gave us Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and has been the site of the best and worst of the Civil Rights movement, Dr. King’s words do ring true: ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.’”
Open letter to Georgia elected officials appearing in the Atlantic Journal-Constitution today, calling for justice to be served in the case of Ahmaud Arbery's murder. Convict his killers and show the world that hate and fear will lose. #JusticeforAhmaud #iRunWithMaud
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Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested for the murder of Ahmaud on May 7, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced. The charges for murder and aggravated assault were only made after much public outcry, and countless celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, demanded justice for Ahmaud.
Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, and Shawn Mendes are just a trio of the artists who have joined the One World: Together at Home event.
Happening this weekend on Saturday (April 18), the three stars will also be joined by Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Usher and Victoria Beckham for the charitable event.
One World: Together At Home is the first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers, and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19.
Curated by Lady Gaga, it will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.
See which other stars will be participating in the event on JustJared now!