Royal Shade: Prince Philip Shades Alicia Keys During Her Performance

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Alicia Keys might have a new album coming out, but she’s been making headlines lately for everything else other than her new music. Recently, Alicia Keys addressed the rumors that alleged that she had an affair with her now husband producer Swizz Beatz while he was married to Mashonda. In a recent interview with Jet Magazine, Alicia denied that she had ever had an affair with Swizz Beatz. She claimed that she and Swizz actually began dating after he and Mashonda had called it quits and had been over for months. However, the allegations weren’t invented by the gossip blogs. Mashonda shocked everyone a few years ago when she accused the singer for having an affair with Swizz Beatz while they were married. Both Mashonda and Alicia continue to go back and fourth in interviews, and Mashonda recently claimed again that she and Swizz were not separated when the alleged affair took place. Since then, the shade on Twitter has been pretty thick between Swizz and Mashonda.

Well it looks like there’s someone new throwing some shade Alicia’s way.

Alicia Keys recently performed at the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were in attendance. And according to reports, Prince Philip wasn’t too thrilled about her performance. Onlookers claim that while Alicia Keys sang, the prince stuck his fingers in his ears.

The London Evening Standard reports:

In the 65 years since he married the Queen, Prince Philip has built a reputation for his caustic wit and politically incorrect gaffes.

And he remained true to form at last night’s Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall. The Duke, 91, was seen putting his fingers in his ears during a song by American Alicia Keys, making clear what he thought of her.

Teen favourites One Direction, Girls Aloud, Rod Stewart and Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and her dancing dog Pudsey were among the other acts who performed at the 100th variety show.

But when asked after the show what his favourite act had been, he said: “All of them … but to be honest we’re both stone deaf.”


  1. The woman can NOT sing. Never could. I can’t understand the hype she gets. She screams at the top of her lungs and calls it singing. No ma’am.

  2. LMAO!!!! That’s cold. But let’s be real. Alicia is a very pretty woman who can play the hell out of piano. But her songwriting and slinging skills are lack luster. IJS.

  3. Her vocals on that Girl On Fire song are straight trash. Alicia ought to be ashamed of herself. She’s getting sloppy.

  4. Lol leave her alone! she can sing just certain songs, she sound amazing when she sang fallen. That Prince is damn near 100 years old it was probably just too damn loud for his old tail! Poor Alicia, I sure hope swiss cheese is worth it because she has been taking a big hit in every area of her career since she has met this dude.

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