The VMAs may be in the rear view mirror, but many online trolls are still finding time to criticize Alicia Keys for attending the awards program makeup free.
And her husband, musician Swizz Beatz, is tired of it.
"Think about this this is deep," he said in video posted to his Instagram on Tuesday. "Someone is sitting home mad because someone didn't wear makeup on their face. Not YOUR face...but they didn't put makeup on THEIR face."
“You can do whatever you want to do. She didn’t tell y’all to wear no makeup. She’s just not vibing with the makeup all the way 100 percent.”
Keys wrote a lengthy essay earlier this year that explained in great detail why she was choosing to embrace a no-makeup lifestyle.
"The truth is … I was really starting to feel like that — that, as I am, I was not good enough for the world to see," Keys wrote. She added that pressure started mounting on her and manifesting on many unhealthy levels.
"Every time I left the house, I would be worried if I didn't put on makeup: What if someone wanted a picture?? What if they POSTED it??? These were the insecure, superficial, but honest thoughts I was thinking. And all of it, one way or another, was based too much on what other people thought of me."