Pop singer Alicia Keys released the music video for her current single "Blended Family (What You Do for Love)".
The song, off her sixth album, HERE, focuses on the complexities of blended families.
Keys, who bucked tradition to record a deeply personal album, enlists her husband, 38-year-old music producer Swizz Beatz and 4 of his 5 children -- 2 boys from previous relationships and their 2 children, for the video.
The video was shot entirely in black & white as a symbol of embracing her biracial and mixed race heritage.
The scenes cut back and forth between images of her blended family and scenes of other blended families, including mixed race relationships and non-traditional lesbian families, a concept borrowed from Beyonce's social justice music video for "All Night".
"Blended Family" strikes an emotional chord with children and parents of blended, mixed race families.
Hey, I might not really be your mother
But that don't mean that I don't really love ya
And even though I married your father
It's not the only reason I'm here for ya
I think you're beautiful
I think you're perfect
I know how hard it gets
But I swear it's worth it
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