Alicia Keys Pays Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at the 2016 VMAs
"Y'all gotta think about that. This is deep," he says at the opening of his emotional video. "Somebody's sitting at home mad, because somebody didn’t wear makeup on their face… not your face, but they didn't put makeup on their face, because they just didn't feel like wearing makeup."
He adds, "But you're mad because that person didn't put makeup to please you? What sh*t is this?" he continued. "Because you can do whatever you want to do. Think about it… this is deep."
Alicia Keys Reads Poem, Performs Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at the 2016 VMAs
He captioned his piece-to-camera: “Think about it…this is deep. #naturallove I'm not mad I'm just saying.” Watch below.
Keys defended herself from the online barbs -- which ranged from shock to misogynist and offensive remarks -- following her appearance sans makeup at the annual VMAs. She tweeted a snap of herself, again fresh-faced and blowing a kiss. The caption reads, "Y'all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn't mean I'm anti-makeup. Do you!"