Alicia Keys' new album actually isn't about 'The Hunger Games'
August 23rd, 2012
04:57 PM ET

Alicia Keys' new album actually isn't about 'The Hunger Games'

You're not alone if, upon seeing the cover art for Alicia Keys' new album on Thursday, you assumed the singer must have been spending sleepless nights devouring Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" trilogy.

"Girl on Fire"? Come on - obvious reference to Katniss Everdeen, right? Yeah ... not so much.

When Entertainment Weekly asked Keys if her title had anything to do with the books or the film adaptations, the songstress revealed that no, it doesn't, but not for lack of trying.

"It was such a shock when I heard about 'The Hunger Games' - I wasn't aware of the book at that point. And I didn't realize that, I guess, that's what they call the one girl," Keys said. "So we tried very hard to make it work and put the song in - and to put parts of what I was developing in with the movie. Anyway, obviously it came out way too early, so the timing wasn't right. But no, it has nothing to do with 'The Hunger Games.'"

Instead, it's a reference to "that powerful feeling," Keys said, noting that this "album represents a new me in every way."

Understandable, considering that Keys is also a relatively new mom to son Egypt, nearly 2, whom she thinks might have to make a Blue Ivy-esque cameo on a song one of these days - or perhaps even team up with the Knowles-Carter progeny.

When EW joked about the prospect of a Blue Ivy/Egypt album, Keys responded with a laugh, "I'm telling you, I think that they're going to have a big future."

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    February 16, 2013 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
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  5. Dhow Cruise in Dubai

    Instead, it's a reference to "that powerful feeling,"yyyyyaaaa Keys said, noting that this "album represents a new me in every way."hmmmmm

    January 30, 2013 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. robertotirado

    Alicia also be proud of your white background and people will respect you and maybe buy your music...from a biracial male here who also loves his white heritage....
    and that thing on your forehead is ridiculous to say the least!

    September 17, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. JusThinkin

    i've heard the new song 5 times this morning..... wow, it's.... terrible. AK is beautiful, but her music is on the decline. who's writing this stuff? you're fired.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Louie Valentino

    Keep on hatin you jealous ppl... she is as beautiful as the whole universe and has been blessed with a gift no one else has....dats it

    September 4, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mike


    August 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. aujolie

    i have never read more ignorant comments than those i have on this article, i swear some people's superiority complex's make them too stupid to properly function.

    Alicia Keys is a talented artist, her race is irrevelant , and i am glad to see her putting out new work.

    August 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ally

    Alicia Keys is a beautiful biracial girl. I thought it was so stupid in one of her music videos that she was dating a white guy and the premise of the video was that it was 'taboo' and frowned upon! LOL> She is fricking white herself! How stupid are people?!?!

    August 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jimmer

    It looks like someone blew a load on her forehead and it dried there.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • She is racist

      Alicia Keys is a self-hating mixed person. She denies the fact that she is half white and it makes people sick. Stand up for what you are and don't cater to those racist black people who try to claim biracial people. Don't be ignorant like some of them are.

      August 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. lady228

    Reblogged this on lady228's Blog.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tracy

    she needs to do something different this album . she is fading a bit. A saw her in 2004 in atlantic city in concert and she was great.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Why Susan won't vote for Obama

      Susan has cancer and Obama shut down all state-approved Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in San Diego... Susan is in great pain and Obama wants her to suffer... Obama is a LIAR.

      August 26, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. E. Wina

    she's quite beautiful and i love the way she sings

    August 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Stanley Rosenthal

    We get Ice Cream once a week at Graterford prison.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Leon Peris

    She is so tall. WOW!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Beauty

    she looks better then some slob women i 've seen over the years.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  19. .•|•.

    Lol, glad it was water & not some red wine or something that would stain! So, do ya think that 3rd eye has tunnel vision? (HaHa)

    August 24, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  20. warren

    BRing it alicia! You always do.

    August 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. .•|•.

    The guy holding that umbrella should loosen up his grip, his hand is turning white.

    August 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Electra

      Lmfao..spitting out my drink...that's bc he is white!!!

      August 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Electra

      I'm more concerned about that thing on her head. Is that her third eye?

      August 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • .•|•.

      Sorry Electra, didn't mean for you to spit your drink...hope you didn't get any on you. Lol. I know he's white, just meant he was cutting off his circulation w/that grip on the umbrella. 3rd eye, lmao!

      August 24, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Electra

      I know what you it was funny thou. It was only water, so it wasn't

      August 24, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |

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