Alicia Keys tells The Las Vegas Review Journal while she honors her influences in her music and performances, she is herself most of all. “I think everybody has incredible influences,” Keys said. “I was watching Prince the other day, and I was realizing how much James Brown has influenced him. And I knew that, but I never really observed (how much so). So I think all of us have people who totally touch us, or make us want to be the best. But naturally, we spin off of that, because we’re not that person, and we’ll never be that person. I don’t want to be like anybody else, but I definitely do (want to) honor them.”
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