Alicia Keys’ Best Friend Erika Rose Speaks Of The Gay Rumors

Princess .P. | November 20, 2007 | 34 Comments


Alicia Keys was pictured at the 2007 American Music Awards Press Room this past weekend.Erika Rose who is Keys’ longtime best friend ,former personal assistant,manager,and co-writer of ”A Woman’s Worth” explained why Alicia feels she needs to shield and protect herself.

”When we would walk down the street and she would get whistled at by men, she would get so bothered,” ”She forced herself into wearing baggy clothes and putting her hair in a bun. She would dress almost to be unattractive.”

Erika reveals that it is Keys tomboyish style that rumors of her being gay exist.But she insists that Keys has a man in her life .Rose says:

”She understands why people might’ve thought that,””She was a little rough around the edges with her Timberlands and jeans and braids and rough talk.” But Brothers is an undeniable presence. ”Clearly,””she has a man in her life.”



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  1. Doubting Thomas says:

    I don’t buy it. But out is bad for business in her demographic.

  2. BLANCA says:

    IF ALICIA KEYS IS GAY WHO CARE YOU LOVE WHO YOU LOVE A PERSON CAN’T HELP ITSHE, DONE WELL FOR HER SELF .I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER AND DON’T CARE IF SHE IS BEING GAY OR WHAT EVER A PERSON IS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HAVING A GOOD HEART.

  3. city says:

    there’s no if, ands, or buts – alicia aint gay.

  4. kayla thomas says:

    AliciaKkeys is not gay she just tried of men disrespecting her.
    All you people need to get a life and stay out of celebs.

  5. Mysterious says:

    HEY YALL MY NAME IS MYSTERIOUS AND I KNOW I AM SOOOOOOOOOO LATE

    ON THINGS BUT I HAD NEVER HEARD……. BUT SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT

    Alisha WAS GAY I COULD NOT BELIVE IT BUT IF SHE IS SO WHAT CAUSE YOU

    KNOW WHAT I AM LETTING EVERYONE NO s$$t I WOULD BE GAY RIGHT

    ALONG WITH HER BECAUSE SHE IS THE s$$t SHE IS PRETTYER THAN GOD

    CAN MAKE THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    COMING FROM MYSTERIOUS
    FROM COLUMBUS OHIO THE
    “614”

  6. britney washington says:

    i luv alicia keys im lightskin 2 i stay wearin my hair n a bun n wear tomboyish clothes shes beautiful i luv her ppl say i fava alicia even if she wus gay i still luv her n b a fan of mz.keys ppl hate on lightskin ppl i get hated on alot n men get n my nerves always wantin 2 holla n they juz want sex dats all go head alicia do ur thang sumtymes men make u wana turn gay cuz dey kant get enuff sex n always cheatin i c why ladies go gay !!!!!!!!!i hope aicia dnt run n2 these no gudmen shes 2 pretty 4 all dat n i lyke her ruff voice mine is deeper than hers but she sounds sexy 2 me guys dig my voice!!!lol luv u alicia keys!!!!!!!!!

  7. shevi says:

    well if she is happy been gay,go for it girl–i will certainly do yoy. you are so hotttttttttttt

  8. Juanita Graham says:

    If Alicia is gay it is her business.If she ever comes out publically, it will be at her pace and when she is ready to share that with the world. She knows that some people are homophobic and I am sure she doesn’t want to deal with the negativism that would ensue if she came out. Get a life !!!!

  9. Maria says:

    I dont give s*@t if she is gay or has a man in her life..as long as she is happy. I LOOOOOVE her! NO matter what she is very talented, beautiful and she is not a s$$t! She has not had to show skin or be a whore to get to where she is at, that is real talent! I love you Keys!

  10. Same thing here says:

    i’ve experience the same criticism in High Skool. Cuz i was a tom boy and i don’t give a s#!t wat other people thought of my style. An so rumors would go around that i’m gay but my friend would back me up an say to those that ask dat question or thought me to be that i’m not. And to make it even WORSE my Sister was a Lesbo so dat made it seem even more true but i got much love 4 my sis an nothing can tar us apart . But she move away though when off to another state an we went to different high skool after that ( becuz of family issues an money ) . but i’m now i’m out of high skool an geting better with the lady side of me getting compliments everyday call it my lady Swagg. lol Love ya A-Key Flaunt Wat YOU GOT GURL an Flaunt wat u want u look good in every light

  11. Same thing here says:

    I’m a female buy the way

  12. Mac says:

    I think it is obvious that Alycia is Gay. The explination that she dressed masculine because men were whistling at her is stupid. What adult woman deals with men whistling at her by dressing masculine. makes no sense. to say she has a man is a laugh. She is an adult. Why has she never appeared at any awards show or been pictured with a man at dinner, drinks, etc. Why hide the man if there is no. This is a free country. Having a man is not a crime. But is she wants to play that game, so what. But, trust me, its a game.

  13. Skytrain says:

    I have to agree with the presentable evidence in this matter, as previously stated, she has never been seen at any event with a man and I’m sure the press would like be the first to catch this mystery man. By the same token however, If she were carpet munching who is this mystery woman? Obviously she can’t be seen hanging out with the same chick all the time or the rumors would really be flying. So the real question is how does she do it whether it’s male or female? What successful celeb doesn’t have someone special, but in her case it would have to be a nobody or it would be even harder to stay under the radar. The bottom line is that sneaking around with a man would be much harder for her to do than if she had a woman that she could be seen with in public just not that often. Lastly, didn’t she play a gay assassin in the movie Smokin Aces? Coincidence you think?

  14. cool as a fan Kiki says:

    I’ve always thought alicia was gay. I know how the game is played I played it with my family so noone would know but yes it could be bad for her career if she comes out..not everyone is open to that so even if she is or isn’t its really not a big deal.and the girl posted earlier Britney washington? It has nothin to do with bein lightskinned that guys hit on u or try an change u…I’m carmel colored and a stud an guys hit on me all the time and always sayin they wanna ‘change’me so ur reasoning don’t hold water..and by people sayn she’s gay is not ‘hatin’ cuz she’s lightskinned…

    dueces from K town

  15. johnson says:

    ALL GAY FUCKS ARE GOING TO HELL. All gay fuckers are Saturn children.

  16. cat says:

    I would love to rock her world. Lesbian or not :)

  17. Pearl says:

    Do u thang gurl, i used to b a tomboy also wether she is gay or not i wish she could cum to Nigeria she rocks my world

  18. gemma baverstock says:

    sorry this is a message to Johnson you are a sick person who really needs to get a life, i do understand that everyone has their own views on life but come on that comment is ridiculous.. what if one of your children was gay would you disown them.. sad sad person.. and on the subject on whether she is gay or not she rocks.. fantastic voice..

  19. Soph says:

    It’s VERY late but I’m writing in to say – before you all write comments, try reading it through and correct your grammar. You all look like dim wits…

  20. Soph says:

    I think that Johnson, you really need to look at how you are living your life, it is people like you that cause wars and protests. Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgendered, it doesn’t really matter, it’s the person themselves that matters.

    On another note, before people post comments they should read through before they submit bad grammar. You make yourselves look ridiculous, who is going to take you seriously if you can’t even write/type properly.

    Back to the point, Alecia Keys, gay or not, that is her personal life and she shouldn’t have to go through the grief of it being all over the internet and have rude/offensive comments and accusations made about her.

    She is a brilliant singer. Period.

  21. Sumbaadi says:

    Think about the lyrics in the song,no one,no one can make me feel the way u do.come on now! people talk about us, they can say what they will,why would people complain about a beautiful woman like her with a man?

  22. Jessica says:

    Sumbaadi you are right there’s a lot of her songs with a “hide message”

  23. Kee Kee says:

    HEY DIS KEE KEE SAYIN 4GET IF SHES GAY IT DONT MATTER SO WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE GAY!=^`

  24. Isabel says:

    Pple like to judge too much and say wat they don’t know.Its only wen pple do the same thing to you that you realise how painful it is. I believe we stay out of Alicias’ buisness and mind our own.

  25. nozipho promise cele says:

    whether alicia is gay or not i still love her as well as her music.

  26. infinity says:

    Alicia key gay or not as long as you are happy wit ur self, just know wat u do people must talk. One love

  27. BOOOOOOP says:

    Hey, isn’t Erika Rose her long time girlfriend?

  28. donkey says:

    If she is gay..so what! She is still a beautiful woman, inside and out! That is what counts. It’s really none of our business folks!

  29. ANDDDDDDDDD says:

    Her point is…………………………

  30. natalie mcgriff says:

    ME ALICIA KEYS WE TO GO OUT

  31. biancia says:

    lo lolololol

  32. whatzit too yah says:

    well honestly shes just as gay as justin bieber … so shes really not gay sooo any way who really cares its her life style not yours soo who cares anyway besides we cant controll her thoughts or felling.

  33. alicia-keys says:

    Yep, gay. Gay as one can be

  34. Emily says:

    Well I would agree with few people on “Who cares? we like Alica Keys”. I hate when people looks to put labels on it.. Aw f$$k it.. just let it flow!

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