updated 05/30/2008 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/30/2008 AT 4:00 PM ET
Alicia Keys can be a lot of things: Delicate, rough, bohemian, glamorous. And the singer says she’s loving them all.
“I think at one time I was so bent on being just one way that I didn’t allow myself to explore the many ways I can be or express myself,” Keys, 28, tells the June issue of Seventeen magazine. “I’ve learned to embrace the many sides of myself. And there are so many sides to who I am.”
The Grammy-winning artist, who has openly discussed her battle with depression, now says she is opening up to the world.
“You don’t want to disappoint anyone. But at some point you have to say, ‘Enough! I can’t be perfect,” Keys says. Adding, on the topic of relationships. “I have definitely been over-accommodating.”
the singer, who is on currently on tour for her album As I Am, says she is paying more attention to herself. “I have definitely been over-accommodating,” she says of being in a relationship. “But at some point you have to say, Enough! I can’t be perfect.”
Now, the singer, who is on currently on tour for her album As I Am, is learning how to express herself. Her secret? “I’m just so much more open to trying new things. And it feels good.”