Alicia Keys laughs at J. Cole’s teenage attempt to win her over after one of her concerts back in the day.
During Alicia Key’s recent interview for Complex‘s 360 with Speedy Morman, the 15-time Grammy Award-winner reacted to the hilarious story about her curving a teenage J. Cole, and according to her, she has no recollection of J. Cole’s story.
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“[J. Cole] has this very crazy story,” Speedy Morman says, introducing the story. “He was 14 and you were 19, at the time, and you were both in Texas. He went to a show, and he had plans for you guys to cross paths, and he was gonna give you a look [that would] make you come up to him. And it didn’t happen that way! Did you ever hear that story?”
In response, Alicia Keys said, “I heard the story, and I think the story is amazing. Definitely can’t say that I remember the look I don’t know if the look made it to me. He might have had the look, but I might not have been there. I might have been too far to see the look.”
“I don’t remember it, but he clearly remembers it, and it’s a good vibe, you know, because it’s really cute because everybody has a story like that,” she continued. “You know that person that they just ‘if I could just get in front of them they would feel me I know it.'”
Elsewhere in the interview, Alicia Keysdetails some of her unreleased J. Cole records, so check out her full Complex interview below. To hear her discuss J. Cole’s unrequited teenage romance, just skip ahead to the 17:05 timestamp.