Alicia Keys hopes to change the use of offensive language in music

Alicia Keys knows the power of words. As a Grammy winning artist, the Girl on Fire singer has moved fans with her unforgettable lyrics. Because she is a mother of two, the musician also knows how much children look up to their elders. So perhaps it's only fitting that Alicia decided to participate in Nickelodeon's special edition of Nick News that helps amplify young Black voices. When sitting down with a group of kids, Alicia asked if they ever had an experience where friends used offensive language. When one young girl admitted to hearing friends say controversial words in songs, Alicia shared her perspective. "One of the things, I've been thinking about is how important it is to hold each other accountable. What I mean by that is speaking up and saying, ‘Hey, that really makes me feel uncomfortable, and I'd love for you to consider not using that,'" Alicia shared. She continued, "Even as myself, I want to share that I feel very strongly about these words."