Alicia Keys is battling ‘self-worth issues’

American singer Alicia Keys says she has been struggling with self-esteem issues.
American singer Alicia Keys says she has been struggling with self-esteem issues.

Alicia Keys has been battling some “self-worth issues.”

The No One hitmaker revealed during her friend Jada Pinkett Smith’s recent Red Table Talk episode on Facebook that she’s struggling with self-esteem recently and has got into the “bad habit” of seeing herself as a failure.

“For whatever reason I’m feeling like I’m not deserving of greatness.”

— Alicia Keys

Speaking to Jada, her daughter Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Alicia said: “I’ve been battling what I realise is potentially some self-worth issues because for whatever reason I’m feeling like I’m not deserving of greatness. And I’ve been smooshing it down for so long that it’s become a habit, a bad habit.”

The 38-year-old singer’s decision to open up about her inner thoughts comes just one month before she’s set to release her memoir, titled More Myself, through Oprah Winfrey’s book imprint, An Oprah Book, on November 5.

“I couldn’t be more ecstatic to share this part of my journey so far, and all the ways I am continuously learning to honour my truth. Alongside my sister, mentor, and friend Oprah, this book is one of the most exciting chapters yet.