Alicia Keys - Alicia Keys wants lions on stage with her

Alicia Keys wants lions on stage with her during a future tour.

The 'New Day' hitmaker admits she would love to be adventurous by including wild animals in her performances, taking on the role of a ringmaster in a ''circus'', but is wary of how much it would cost to put on such a lavish show.

Speaking to DJ Greg James on Britain's BBC Radio 1, Alicia - who is currently in the midst of her 'Set the World on Fire Tour' - said: ''Lions jumping through hoops. I could ride in on an elephant, but it could be too distracting. That would be very expensive. You gotta watch your money or it's gonna be gone.

''I liken my job to a circus but even a circus stays longer than we stay. It's so fast and fleeting.''

The 33-year-old singer previously referred to herself as a ''caged lion'' before releasing her latest album 'Girl On Fire' and credits the record for freeing her.

She said: ''Before making this record, in some ways I felt like a lion locked in a cage... I felt like a girl misunderstood that no one really knew, I felt like it was time to stop making excuses for any part of my life that I wanted to change.

''Once I made that choice I became a Girl on Fire, The Lion broke free!''


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peddler0092

Hilarious. I think we all know Alicia does not need to be in a three ring circus. All that we really want to hear is that beautiful voice, with her piano, although her show which includes dancing and acting as an added enjoyment is outstanding and much appreciated. I think I get her sentiment but really anyone who doesn't enjoy or appreciate Alicia's show should move on and check out singers who supply autotune, lip syncing, acrobats and more. I'll stick with Alicia's performance as I am interested in the music, the voice, and pure talent. Forget the flying monkeys or whatever.

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