Not, of course, that Alicia Keys would resort to a spot of lazy stereotyping of lesbians, but she reckons people think she's gay because she used to look a bit rough:
"I could see why people couldn't see the diamond in the rough.
"I didn't take it to heart. I know what I am. I know it's not true."
And, ahem, Alicia, it's not a bad thing to be anyway. Actually.