Alicia Keys went on Instagram to give a few woman crush Wednesday shout outs. The Grammy Award-Winning singer started her series of posts with a picture of Afro-Latina singer and Love and Hip-Hop Miami breakout star Amara La Negra.
“Wowwwww!! @amaralanegraaln you are absolutely STUNNING! Inside and out!! #BlackGirlMagic #WCW,” Keys captioned the image. This post comes during a big year for Amara La Negra. Following the debut of the new season of Love and Hip Hop, the dark-skinned, afro wearing, La Negra became the poster child for fighting colorism after an argument she got into on the show with Miami Producer Young Hollywood who asked the singer to be “more Beyoncé, less Macy Gray.”
La Negra blew up after this episode premiered, and shortly afterward, it was announced that the “Se Que Soy” singer signed a multi-album record deal with Fast Life Entertainment. Also on Wednesday, La Negra confirmed a Billboard report that the singer signed a deal with United Talent Agency in hopes to advance her career outside of music with “entertainment, film, and philanthropy.”
La Negra caught wind of the Instagram post and in a show of shock and appreciation, the up and coming artist responded to Alicia Keys post on her own Instagram account.
“Omg! @aliciakeys Thinks Im Pretty! I Feel Like crying I love her so much! Only If She knew How much I admire her and Love her… Shes Everything! I think your so Amazing,” responded La Negra.
Keys also posted two other women – 62-year-old Somali fashion model and “timeless beauty” Iman and “gorgeous” Canadian model Winnie Harlow who Keys posted a picture of with the caption, “keep shining and spreading your light.” Harlow suffers from vitiligo, a disorder that causes blotches in the affected person’s pigment. Harlow has owned her disorder and is leading a successful career as a model and proponent for skin care.