Alicia Keys shares emotional letter she despatched estranged father aged 14 - Music Information

Alicia Keys despatched her absent dad an emotional handwritten observe declaring she "needed nothing to do with him" when she was simply 14.

The No One singer's dad, Craig, left the household house when she was simply two years previous and the hitmaker was subsequently raised by her mom Teresa.

On Thursday, the 39-year-old took to Instagram to share a montage video comprised of pictures of the handwritten letter in addition to snaps of her and her father.

Dated 10 July, 1994, Alicia opened the observe by writing: "It saddens me that almost all of my coronary heart is bitter in direction of you. It is solely that little half that feels unhappy that is not bitter. It has been too lengthy for me to keep away from this any longer."

"For all of the years I've lived, I've watched to care for all people, besides me. I used to be your first born (so far as I do know) and also you deal with me as if I used to be by no means born," the Lady On Fireplace singer continued. "There's nothing you possibly can ever do to heal these wounds... All I would like is so that you can thoughts your personal enterprise... I do not need something. That is the one method you can also make me pleased."

In a caption alongside the clip, she defined: "Within the early a part of my teenagers I wrote this letter to my father, Craig. I needed nothing to do with him. My phrases got here from a spot of vulnerability and longing... I lastly had sufficient and wrote these phrases."

Alicia went on to confess she had no concept her father, who she has since made amends with, had saved the letter.
"I am glad he and I can look again at it now as an indication of how far we have come," she wrote.

The caption was an excerpt from her new memoir Extra Myself.

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