Is Alicia Keys gay or not? The hug in the last pic is pretty innocent. Maybe white people are more affectionate than we are. Alicia is black, yes, but her mother is white: so technically, she's a white woman on the inside. Other sites are assuming that Alicia and Erika (friend) are more than homegirls, but I beg to differ. Notice how their mid sections don't even threaten to touch?