Singer Alicia Keys says becoming a mother gave her a deeper understanding of the necessity of the fight against AIDS/HIV in children across the globe. The ‘Girl on Fire’ singer shares two sons, six-year-old Egypt and 21-month-old Genesis, with her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, reported People magazine.
“It’s always been way more impactful even in part of my speech tonight, I talk about how the children who don’t receive access to the medicine that Keep a Child Alive provides oftentimes won’t reach 2 years old.
“And my son is just about to turn two. Whoa. Can you imagine? So, it gives me a reference point that’s way different than even before. It’s an even deeper understanding of why the fight against AIDS has to continue,” Keys said at the 13th annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in New York.
Beatz talked about the importance of having his children see their parents’ work in the fight to end AIDS, praising Keys’ dedication to the cause. “I really see my wife on the front lines. What people don’t understand is this is her every day. She’s calling governors and signing petitions to change laws and she’ll never speak about it. (For her to) be so humble and so graceful in her movements is very inspiring,” Beatz said.