Alicia Keys has embraced the natural look, going without makeup after writing about the issue for Lenny Letter in May. But when she arrived clean-faced at the 2016 VMA red carpet, some people openly criticized the singer-songwriter for her choice.
Y'all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn't mean I'm anti-makeup. Do you! pic.twitter.com/Mg0Ug9YA9q— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) August 29, 2016
Keys then clarified on Twitter that "choosing to be makeup free doesn't mean I'm anti-makeup. Do you!", and her husband, Swizz Beatz, has now taken to social media to support his wife, too.
"Somebody sitting home mad because somebody didn't wear makeup on their face," Beatz said in an Instagram video. "Not your face, but they didn't put makeup on their face because they just didn't feel like wearing makeup. But you mad because that person didn't put on makeup to please you? Type of sh*t is this? Cause you can do whatever you wanna do. She didn't tell y'all don't wear no makeup. She just said that she's not vibin' with the makeup all the way 100 percent like that. That's kinda her thing that she wanna do."
The post, captioned, "Think about it, this is deep … #naturallove I'm not mad I'm just saying:)", is a refreshing example of a spouse standing up for his other half. In another Instagram photo following the awards show, Beatz wrote, "Me: Babe you don't have any make up on on the carpet. Her: I know my love," along with a shot of the two sharing a laugh. "I swear it is the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt," Keys wrote in her Lenny Letter.