Levine stopped by Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show on March 15 in part to talk about “The Voice” and his famous co-hosts. Stern being Stern, he asked what Levine makes of Keys “making a big deal about not wearing makeup” ― and the story Levine shared above is as flawless as Keys’ minimally made-up face.
Levine told Stern he spotted Keys putting on a little bit of makeup backstage one day, and promptly made a comment about thinking she didn’t wear any. Keys’ response? “I do what the fuck I want.”
YES. YES, all of the yes, Alicia Keys.
Keys has played a significant role in the makeup-free movement since 2016, going without on red carpets and on album covers. She also wore makeup for an Allure cover shoot in January, saying “No one should be ashamed by the way you choose to express yourself.”
She, just like any other person, can do whatever she wants when it comes to wearing makeup or otherwise, without having to give an explanation to Adam Levine, Howard Stern or anybody else. So there.