Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rep: Alicia Keys, Baby 'Fine' After Fall During Essence Music Festival

While video footage of Alicia Keys falling on stage during last weekend's Essence Music Festival have surfaced online this week, it has created cause for concern for her unborn child.

A publicist for the 12-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and actress tells Black Voices that no damage has been done.

"Alicia and baby are fine and all is well," Keys representative assured today.

During a July 3 performance at Louisiana's Superdome, Keys slipped and fell (backside up) while singing her song, 'Love is Blind.'
The 16th annual Essence Music Festival began on Friday with a phenomenal performance by Janet Jackson. It lasted for three days and included performances by Mary J. Blige, Ledisi, Raphael Saadiq, Melanie Fiona, Trey Songz and Jill Scott.

Keys, 29, was the closing act for a Saturday-night show that featured Monica, LL Cool J and R&B diva Gladys Knight.

While some outlets are reporting that the Essence Music Festival was one of Keys' last gigs before she takes an unofficial maternity leave, the rep said last weekend's event was Keys' last scheduled performance for the summer.

She's expected to deliver the baby in the early fall.

In May, the J Records artist announced her pregnancy and engagement to fiancé Swizz Beatz, who recently divorced his wife, singer Moshanda.

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