Alicia Keys Moves Fans to Tears with Powerful Performance 

Alicia Keys gives stunning performance

Vocal powerhouse and industry veteran, Alicia Keys moved fans world over to tears with the performance of her latest release ‘A Perfect Way to Die’ at the BET Awards 2020. 

On June 18th, Keys took to Instagram to share news about the release of her new song ‘A Perfect Way to Die’. In the emotional post, the singer wrote: “I have felt called by music like I never have before. I have been following its lead. It has led me to the song ‘A Perfect Way to Die'”.

Alicia Keys went on to explain, “Of course there is NO perfect way to die. That phrase doesn’t even make sense. Just like it doesn’t make sense that there are so many innocent lives that should not have been taken from us due to the destructive culture of police violence”.

Alicia Keys, who has been extremely vocal in the movement following Geroge Floyd’s death, wrote ‘A Perfect Way to Die’ as a tribute to the countless lives that have been lost as a result of police brutality, stemming from systemic racism. 

Her performance at the BET Awards 2020 served as a powerful reminder that the fight for justice must continue. And as Alicia Keys occupied the screen, fans world over wept in solidarity. 

Check out the full performance below. 

By: Ahalya Narayanan

Ariana Grande is the New May Queen

Pop princess, Ariana Grande, recently celebrated her 27th birthday and over the weekend, she went all out. When you put celebrities and birthday parties on the same plate, you can expect grandiose celebrations. And, Ariana got just what she wanted: a birthday party based on the 2019 Psychological horror flick, ‘Midsommar’. 

Now, for those of you who steer clear from these genres, we’ll give you a quick synopsis. So, it all begins when a couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival. What was meant to be a relaxing getaway, gradually transforms into a hellish experience at the hands of a pagan cult.

Yup, we completely understand if you need a minute to let that sink in. Over the weekend, the young star had this Midsommar-themed party, complete with elaborate flower crowns and a throne weighed down by flowers of every hue. Ariana Grande also took to Instagram to reveal that her friends had surprised her with this bizarrely-themed party.

Ariana Might’ve Also Caught The Attention of a Special Someone

What followed were a flood of pictures, including ones with her brother Frankie Grande and current beau – Dalton Gomez.  

Oh and the cherry on this cake? The party found its space under the ‘Midsommar’ star, Florence Pugh’s, radar. She was simply delighted with this turn of events.  

“Mayqueeen!! Now have some mushroom tea,” Pugh captioned an Instagram Story video of Ariana’s party, referencing a scene from the film.

Without missing a beat, Ariana Grande responded with a sweet, “I love uuuuuu.”

Honestly, we should’ve seen this coming because just last year, Ariana took to Twitter to gush about the film. “Do u think it’s okay that midsommar is my favorite bedtime movie atm or should I seek help immediately,” Grande tweeted. 

It’s completely okay, Ariana, we ain’t judging you. 

By: Nina Karun