It's been revealed Alicia Keys turned down the chance to trace her family's historical roots after her grandmother warned the star not to go through with it. Alicia was invited to take part in a TV series Finding Your Roots, in which an African-American historian Dr. Henry Louis Gates traces celebrities' family backgrounds. Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson and Condoleezza Rice have all appeared on the show.
However, Dr. Gates recently explained Alicia backed out of process when her grandmother warned the singer not to do it.
"Her African-American grandmother said ‘Baby, you can’t be in the series. I can’t tell you why, but you can’t be in the series.’"
Strange huh? Tongues are waggin' and the question on everybody's lips is... what could be in Alicia's past her grandmother doesn't want her to know? If you ask me tho, I don't think this should be forced, I bet some stubborn human will start searching to dig up dirt in the singer's life. I'm sure we've not heard the last on this.