In her new autobiographical book More Myself, Alicia Keys admitted that she contemplated abortion when she got pregnant with her second child in 2014. The singer found out that she was four months pregnant while she was finalizing her sixth album, Here.
She wrote, “I wasn’t ready for this, which is what I told the doctor. ‘This is the worst time ever. I’m working on my next album. My husband just got into Harvard Business School. And I’ve been drinking—a lot.’ I left her office feeling so torn.”
She continued, “The music I was creating felt more important and urgent than just about everything. I’d have to put off its release for at least a year if I chose to have the baby.” Alicia revealed that she decided to have her child after she listened to a song she wrote with husband Swizz Beatz called “More Than We Know,” which is about being capable of more than we could imagine.