Alicia Keys appeared on the Today show and of course she was asked about Lil Mama jumping on stage during her performance with Jay-Z. At first, Keys tried to avoid the question saying "I rather not speak about it ’cause the performance was so phenomenal that it really doesn’t matter about anything else." [Alicia Keys Tries To Avoid Lil Mama Questions – Watch Here]
The hosts, Kathy Lee & Hoda, immediately replied "But we love Lil Mama," to which Alicia Keys simply said "That’s nice!" Later in the interview, Keys couldn't avoid it any more and finally stated how she feels about the whole situation. "We can appreciate her being overwhelmed and inspired but we would’ve preferred she did it from her seat." Alicia went on to finish by stating "Jay-Z and I are both native New Yorkers. It’s kind of a classic New York song almost like new Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, I don’t know. Just a beautiful New York record, I love it." [Alicia Keys Speaks On Lil Mama – Watch Here]
Alicia Keys – Speaks On Lil Mama Rushing On Stage
Lil Mama Jumps On Stage With Keys & Jay-Z
Lil Mama has issued a statement. "I did not mean any disrespect towards Jay-Z or Alicia Keys,"
the statement reads. "I admire them and look up to them as role models.
‘Empire State of Mind’ had my emotions running high. In that moment I
came up onstage to celebrate my two icons singing about NY," she said.