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!''


Tags: Alicia Keys - Greg James


More Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys - We Are Here Video

With an intended late 2014 release date for her upcoming sixth studio album, Alicia Keys has released a live video for her new single, 'We...

Alicia Keys - We Are Here (Audio) Video

With an apparent sixth studio album to possibly be released in late 2014, Alicia Keys has released the audio for her new track, 'We Are...

Coolest Parents You Could Ask For: Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz Expecting Another Baby

American singer Alicia Keys has announced that she is expecting her second child with her husband Swizz Beatz. The recording superstar made the announcement over...

Emma Stone Is Joined By Paul Giamatti At 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' NY Premiere - Part 5

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' stars Emma Stone and Paul Giamatti made their entrances on the red carpet at the New York premiere of the movie....


Alicia Keys - It's On Again (from The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Video

Alicia Keys has released the video for 'It's On Again' featuring Kendrick Lamar; her offering to 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' soundtrack which has finally been...

Carole King Named MusiCares Person Of The Year, Honored By Fellow Musicians

At Friday night’s MusiCares gala, Carole King was most definitely the star of the night – and the year, as she was honored with MusiCares’...

Katy Perry Isn't The Only Celebrity Who Believes In Aliens: 5 More UFO-Obsessed Celebs

Katy Perry appeared as the cover girl for the February issue of GQ magazine, where amongst other things, she revealed that she genuinely believes in...

Alicia Keys Ends Partnership with Blackberry After Only One Year

Alicia Keys made a surprising move less than a year ago, by announcing a new partnership with Blackberry. But less than a year later, that...



peddler0092's picture


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.

1 year 3 months ago
View Comments

Alicia Keys Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Alicia Keys

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All