A Keys is About Her Paper

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Alicia Keys was a no show to a party appearance at Pacha nightclub in midtown NYC. The promoters were $4,000 short on her $15,000 payment for the appearance so she was circling the block while they came up with the dough:

Alicia was slated for a midnight arrival, but by the time 1:30 a.m. rolled around, her bodyguards, friends and even boyfriend were all inside waiting for her. Outside, Keys drove around the neighborhood. “These promoters were digging in their pockets, looking for cash, and were still short. The owner of the club even offered to pay the remainder of the owed money himself, just to get her in the club.” That’s where fans who’d paid $25 a pop were waiting, says the spywitness: “One eight-months-pregnant lady, who is an Alicia Keys superfan, showed up and waited for hours just to see her.”

Keys’ manager, Jeff Robinson, told us, “This is the first I’ve heard of that,” when we asked him about the lack of payment. “I never heard she was getting paid at all.” Then why did Alicia not go inside even to meet her boyfriend? “Well, there was a lot of mismanagement by these club promoters, and that’s about all I know.” Keys’ fans got the shortest end of the stick, as many went home dejected after missing their idol. Usually devoted to her fans, Keys may have had no idea that the people at the club had paid to see her.


Here are some shots of her arriving at ABC studios yesterday:

Images via WENN

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  • N-Qui-Sa-Tive?

    sure. yeah right

  • CubaLinda

    LOL!! That’s right AKeys, they know they should have had that $$ together before you arrived. Jacket collar is nice!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/msmeka2cute Mz_Magnificent1

    Damn Alicia…but seriously its the promoters fault they should have most definitely made sure all the money was right previous to the event.

    I don’t blame her…they need to reimburse the people who came out to see Alicia. Its not her fault their money was funny…what if she gave everyone a break? Alicia would be out of thousands…

  • Detgurl

    Who is her boyfriend? and I don’t blame her money talk and bs walks.

  • nycqt

    OMG! I was there! Me and my girls waited until 3AM and she never showed. The DJ kept saying, she’s on her way. Everybobdy was so pissed. Me and my girls paid $40 for VIP entry so we wouldn’t have to wait on line. When we got there the line was realliy short and it was a waste of money! Wow! Good thing this story came out. I was about to start hating on Alicia. Damn those broke ass promoters.

  • Mrs

    She looks gooood

  • Yes I Said It & I Meant It Too

    That jacket is the FIYAH! Alicia gets her hood pass on circling the block until they had her money and bouncing when they didn’t.

  • http://jamesthornskatyisd.org cogic man

    she looks WONDERFUL!! she is a real class act!

  • http://www.birdthecouchpotato.blogspost.com Bird

    Of course she knew people paid to see her. How else would the promoter come up with the 15k? She is an artist who gets paid for performances and appearances. I would have been bad business for her to show up when the money was short. My question is why didn’t she come in if the club owner offered to pay the money? Why couldn’t she just call her boyfriend and let him know what was up? This doesn’t sound right.

  • Mary J Blige

    Alicia when will you realize you are a naturally stunning woman? What’s up with you caking on the make-up these days???? So not necessary. That’s what causes spots. Ladies y’all gotta let your skin breathe: have days off from make-up and rock the natural look, always wash off the make-up at night and ALWAYS use Carol’s Daughter products : ). Just another handy tip from the Queen of Hip Hop Soul.

    mwah xx

  • Blacksmith

    Read the full article in the NY Daily News. I’m not mad at her at all. The promoters do all they can to get their money and to hell with everyone else. When they finally got the money, they called her and she was home in bed.

  • Nita

    Why didn’t they have her money together at the beginning? that’s too bad about the pregnant lady, however, Alicia Keys has a job to perform…. and that pregnant lady probably wouldn’t perform at her job if she wasn’t getting paid, herself.

  • stan-b-gone


    all i can say is akeys is a fly ass chick.

  • stan-b-gone

    lmao the person who posts as MJB always has me dying!

  • Lady Architect

    I can’t blame her…yes she has talent and loves to express it, but this is also a business for her. I think those promoters were trying to pocket more money thinking that she wouldn’t notice or mind them being short the 4grand….I hope enough people read the article to know wassup and not blame her for it.

  • Jus Another Opinion

    I’ can’t fault A Keys on that.

    @ Mary J. Blige”

    “Mary J. Blige” have you every encountered any problems like that why trying to perform a show……ROTFLMFAO!

  • Brenda

    A Keys has really stepped her style game up. She looks great.

  • Unkle Kracka

    High fallutin niggra. There was a time when we wouldnt allow her kind in our fine establasments and now you niggras have the gall to expect money to be given the privalege of being allowed to enter thru the front door as if yous equal. We need to bring back apartied.

  • Jus Another Opinion

    Just like a pimp need his money A. Keys need hers too! And why they try and throw the 8 months pregnant lady in there to garner sympathy her fat ass need to be at home getting bed rest. What is she doing out at night around 1 am anyway. Them pregnant broads be the main one starting ish at the club anyway. Ma’am go home and get some bed rest!

  • AND...

    Business is business. When everybody does their part everything runs smoothly. I don’t blame her.

  • Richard

    let MY check be short. No cash no show.

  • AND...

    She has on way too much makeup. It looks plastered on. She usually looks really fresh and natural with just a hint of makeup but this is overboard.

  • http://www.GOTSTRONG.com GOTSTRONG

    $ first at all cost. Gotta get that paper.


  • Kay

    Yeah, I’m not understanding why a pregnant lady would be at the club! You need to be at home resting, not club hopping. So what if she is her biggest fan, sit your tail down somewhere.

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