The rapper has posted a heartfelt tribute to Alicia Keys after the singer decided to go make-up free on the MTV VMAs red carpet...
Rapper Professor Green has taken to Instagram to show his support for Alicia Keys after she came under fire for arriving at the MTV Video Music Awards bare faced.
Despite being a successful singer, songwriter, record producer, AND actress (need
we go on), Twitter blew up last week because Alicia Keys dared to grace the red carpet without make-up. Shock horror.
But music maker and rapper Pro Green has hit back at online critics by posting a touching message on Instagram praising Alicia’s choice to go au-natural: “She’s a role model I’d be happy for a daughter of mine to have (should I one day have one). Her stance on
not wearing makeup is a powerful one.”
He then went on to show his support for women everywhere and said: “Hate to think of the pressures and insecurities a young girl has growing up with so many parading false images and having all sorts of Surgery / Botox / Filler’s all the while losing their natural
beauty. I salute anyone encouraging people to be happy with who and how they are.”
Fans of Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, were quick to praise the rapper with one fan commenting: “Well said. All this fuss because she’s not wearing any make up. And what? The world didn’t stop turning as a result. I wish more women would be like her and perhaps one day give confidence to young girls to go makeup free.”
Another simply commented: “@professorgreen thank you for being a feminist – we need more men like this”. Despite all the negativity following Alicia’s unconcealed appearance at the VMA’s, many also took to social media to commend Alicia, with American actress Jurnee Smollett tweeting: “Can I just say I so love @aliciakeys. What a beautiful soul. #VMAs2016”
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Following the backlash, Alicia assured
fans that her decision to ditch the lipstick doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with wearing makeup and it’s important to just ‘Do you’. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.