Alicia Keys responds to fan grabbing her by the head and kissing her face at concert

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Alicia Keys once sang "some people want it all," and that statement clearly extends to an excited fan who kissed her on the cheek during a performance in Canada this week.

The singer-songwriter responded to the viral video of the incident which has, of course, done the rounds across multiple social media platforms.

The 41-year-old New York native was walking amongst the crowd at the Roger's Arena in Vancouver singing her hit song 'Empire State of Mind' for her "Alicia + Keys World Tour" on Monday when a fan grabbed her by the face and planted a kiss on her right cheek.

Reposted by Hollywood Unlocked on Instagram, the original video was captioned on Twitter: "GET ALICIA KEYS OUTTA THERE RIGHT NOW!!!"

Keys herself even commented under the video, writing: "Trust me, I was like what the F***!!!!!!!! Don't she know what time it is???

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The singer looked visibly shocked during the incident, before continuing her performance.

Fans of the GRAMMY winner also reacted to the viral incident, with one commenting: "Oh hell naw... too much goin around for that level of closeness."

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While another added: "Y'all gotta start learning to respect [people's] space!!!!!!"

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"Where's Will Smith when you need [him]," someone else even cheekily stated.

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One person wrote that they would have responded in a more aggressive way, saying: "Nahhhhh I would’ve snapped, people too damn comfortable."

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Other fans took the situation a bit more seriously, writing that Keys' security should have been more alert to incidents such as this.

"Security was slipping!!!" one comment said.

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Another wrote: "Security wasn't doing ENOUGH. How [the f***] does this even happen?"

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Credit: Instagram.com

Keys seems to be a magnet for performance interruptions, with the mom-of-two commenting on another incident that occurred during a MTV Video Music Awards performance in 2009.

During that incident, Keys was performing her 'Empire State of Mind' song with Jay-Z at the awards show when fellow singer Lil Mama crashed the performance, striking a pose with Jay-Z as the song ends.

In an interview with Complex, the singer touched upon the situation, saying that she actually doesn't remember too much about it as she was so focused on her performance.

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"I think I was so focused on performing. Because when you perform, it’s a lot. You gotta hit it. You gotta nail it. You gotta kill it. It has to be perfect," she stated during the discussion.

Featured image credit: AFF / Alamy

Alicia Keys responds to fan grabbing her by the head and kissing her face at concert

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Alicia Keys once sang "some people want it all," and that statement clearly extends to an excited fan who kissed her on the cheek during a performance in Canada this week.

The singer-songwriter responded to the viral video of the incident which has, of course, done the rounds across multiple social media platforms.

The 41-year-old New York native was walking amongst the crowd at the Roger's Arena in Vancouver singing her hit song 'Empire State of Mind' for her "Alicia + Keys World Tour" on Monday when a fan grabbed her by the face and planted a kiss on her right cheek.

Reposted by Hollywood Unlocked on Instagram, the original video was captioned on Twitter: "GET ALICIA KEYS OUTTA THERE RIGHT NOW!!!"

Keys herself even commented under the video, writing: "Trust me, I was like what the F***!!!!!!!! Don't she know what time it is???

wp-image-1263167845 size-full
Credit: Instagram.com

The singer looked visibly shocked during the incident, before continuing her performance.

Fans of the GRAMMY winner also reacted to the viral incident, with one commenting: "Oh hell naw... too much goin around for that level of closeness."

wp-image-1263167846 size-full
Credit: Instagram.com

While another added: "Y'all gotta start learning to respect [people's] space!!!!!!"

wp-image-1263167847 size-full
Credit: Instagram.com

"Where's Will Smith when you need [him]," someone else even cheekily stated.

wp-image-1263167848 size-full
Credit: Instagram.com

One person wrote that they would have responded in a more aggressive way, saying: "Nahhhhh I would’ve snapped, people too damn comfortable."

wp-image-1263167849 size-full
Credit: Instagram.com

Other fans took the situation a bit more seriously, writing that Keys' security should have been more alert to incidents such as this.

"Security was slipping!!!" one comment said.

wp-image-1263167850 size-full
Credit: Instagram.com

Another wrote: "Security wasn't doing ENOUGH. How [the f***] does this even happen?"

wp-image-1263167851 size-full
Credit: Instagram.com

Keys seems to be a magnet for performance interruptions, with the mom-of-two commenting on another incident that occurred during a MTV Video Music Awards performance in 2009.

During that incident, Keys was performing her 'Empire State of Mind' song with Jay-Z at the awards show when fellow singer Lil Mama crashed the performance, striking a pose with Jay-Z as the song ends.

In an interview with Complex, the singer touched upon the situation, saying that she actually doesn't remember too much about it as she was so focused on her performance.

wp-image-1263167843 size-full
Credit: Sipa USA / Alamy

"I think I was so focused on performing. Because when you perform, it’s a lot. You gotta hit it. You gotta nail it. You gotta kill it. It has to be perfect," she stated during the discussion.

Featured image credit: AFF / Alamy