Alicia Keys has revealed that she battles with seeing her self-worth during a recent interview, even calling herself "so un-Superwomanly."
Keys sat down with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris for a new episode of Red Table Talk, and despite being adored by millions across the globe - Keys says she needs to take a leaf out of her own book - and heed the messages in her own music.
She claimed that the biggest misconceptions about her are that she's "happy" and that she's "very strong."
"I don't even know how to get mad. I have been doing this thing for many years, where I have been downplaying whatever it is I need because I never want to come off as too demanding."
"I always thought that that was a very righteous, beautiful way to be. I've been battling potentially some self-worth issues because, for whatever reason, I feel I'm not deserving of greatness. I've been smushing it down for so long that it has become a habit — a bad habit," she told the ladies.
She continued: "It's so interesting that I've become known for songs that are empowering for women," she mused. "I realize now that the times that I've written those songs are the times I needed those songs. It was usually at times when I felt so un-strong, so un-Superwomanly, so weak or confused or feeling misunderstood, that the only way to get through that was to write what I was hoping for."
Peep the interview below.