Alicia Keys is so disgusted with a fur collar she once wore to an event, she wishes animal rights groups had attacked her for it.

The FALLIN' singer admits to making a number of mistakes in the past - and she believes the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) should have taken her to task for one of them.

She says, "I wear what I wear. (But) there's been times that things didn't work for me, looking back...

"(The worst) was this fur collar, and PETA should have gotten me with red paint. It was probably not real fur anyway, but the way the collar was up around my face it looked like I was being eaten by a bear."