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Alicia Keys Finally Addresses Lil Mama Crashing Her VMAs Performance with Jay-Z in 2009

Alicia Keys Finally Addresses Lil Mama Crashing Her VMAs Performance with Jay-Z in 2009

It has been over 12 years since the crazy moment when Lil Mama popped up on stage during Alicia Keys and Jay-Z‘s performance at the 2009 MTV VMAs… and Alicia is finally addressing the situation!

Alicia and Jay-Z performed their iconic song “Empire State of Mind” that year and at the end of the performance, Lil Mama got on stage and posed next to them during their final moment.

Click inside to see what Alicia Keys said…

In an interview with Complex News, Alicia said she basically remembers nothing from the moment.

“Basically, I remember absolutely nothing,” she said.. “I think I was so focused on performing. Because when you perform, it’s a lot. You gotta hit it. You gotta nail it. You gotta kill it. It has to be perfect… When I tell you, 100 percent, I was oblivious to the idea that next to him was another person, which kind of scared the s— out of me later when I figured it out.”

Alicia said that Jay-Z brought up the moment backstage after it happened.

“I go to my dressing room and his face is like funny. I was, like, ‘Yo, that was so crazy.’ He was, like, ‘You ain’t see that?’ I was like, ‘Huh?’” she said.

Jay-Z addressed the incident just a few months after it happened. He previously said, “To interrupt that moment for us, I don’t think that was the right thing to do. It was a lot of planning that went into that performance. To disrupt that was outta line.”

This is a HUGE week for Alicia!

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Posted to: Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Lil Mama, MTV VMAs

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