Harlem’s Alicia Keys Jokes The ‘Voice’, ‘…Must Be Rigged’ (Video)

December 16, 2016

alicia-keysAlicia Keys isn’t too pleased to have lost to Blake Shelton on Season 11 of The Voice. The GRAMMY winner visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday to talk about her first season on the show.

“I’m very happy for Sundance,” she said of the winner, Sundance Head. “A little p**sed off at Blake. I’m just sick of Blake. Apparently, he just thinks he’s mister ‘I win all of them’ and all of this. I told him, ‘This game must be rigged.'”

She also said that fellow Voice veteran, Adam Levine, was pretty confident he’d take home the top prize with singer Billy Gillman.

“He was extremely confident, Adam. He even texted me voice notes, like, ‘I feel so incredibly strong about my team,'” Keys revealed. “I was like, ‘I don’t care!’ Nobody’s scared of you, Adam.”

Keys’ finalist, Wé McDonald, came in third place, but her coach still sees it as a victory.

“I told her, ‘Look at you, you’re living the dream. Those nights you woke up and you’d say, ‘Man I just wish someone would hear me sing or hear my songs,’ and here you are,'” Keys said.

And “The Gospel” singer is hoping to spread some more inspirational messages with her new music.


“In this country right now, one of the biggest things that we all feel is who are we as a universal family, you know, and how are we going to choose to be that universal family,” she said. “And there’s a lot of rhetoric about division and what keeps us apart, but how are we going to choose to be tolerant, and loving, and forgiving, and uplifting to each other? And I think, you know, that’s something that we’re all feeling very deeply and I wanted to celebrate that, talk about that, really bring that to the forefront.”

For more from The Voice finale, watch the clip below!


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