Alicia Keys brings Jada Pinkett Smith to tears on Red Table Talk as she talks about the grandmother who raised her

Alicia Keys is one of our generation's most talented songstresses, with a bevy of hits and inspirations.

One of her greatest inspirations was grandmother, who inspired the song Like You’ll Never See Me Again.

The artist brought her hosts to tears recently as she discussed the matriarch on an episode of Red Table Talk. 

Grandma's girl: Alicia Keys recently opened up on Red Table Talk about her track Like You’ll Never See Me Again, which she said was inspired by her grandmother

Grandma's girl: Alicia Keys recently opened up on Red Table Talk about her track Like You’ll Never See Me Again, which she said was inspired by her grandmother

Keys opened up about the song when she was asked about the best advice she's been given.

The 38-year-old said of her grandmother: 'When she was dying, she lived with me and it was amazing because all my life she had taken care of me and she was so elegant and strong and fierce and sincere. 

'I knew I wasn’t going to have her much longer and I started thinking about mortality a lot.'

Keys began playing the song on a red piano, which took the place of the titular red table for this week's episode. 

Best advice: When asked about the best advice she's been given, she said: 'When she was dying, she lived with me and it was amazing because all my life she had taken care of me and she was so elegant and strong and fierce and sincere. I knew I wasn’t going to have her much longer and I started thinking about mortality a lot'

Best advice: When asked about the best advice she's been given, she said: 'When she was dying, she lived with me and it was amazing because all my life she had taken care of me and she was so elegant and strong and fierce and sincere. I knew I wasn’t going to have her much longer and I started thinking about mortality a lot'

Sage wisdom: She continued: 'She taught me to cherish the moments and she also taught me that if things weren’t happening the way you thought they were supposed to happen, that was okay'

Sage wisdom: She continued: 'She taught me to cherish the moments and she also taught me that if things weren’t happening the way you thought they were supposed to happen, that was okay'

Red piano: Keys began playing the song on a red piano, which took the place of the titular red table for this week's episode

Red piano: Keys began playing the song on a red piano, which took the place of the titular red table for this week's episode

Emotional moment: The ladies were visibly teary-eyed as Keys played a portion of the song inspired by her grandmother

Emotional moment: The ladies were visibly teary-eyed as Keys played a portion of the song inspired by her grandmother

She also said Smith's mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones reminded her of her grandmother.

She continued: 'When I wrote this song, a lot of people thought it was about a love of a boyfriend or a man, but this was really about my love for her. 

'She taught me to cherish the moments and she also taught me that if things weren’t happening the way you thought they were supposed to happen, that was okay.'

The ladies were visibly teary-eyed as Keys played a portion of the song inspired by her grandmother. 

This episode of Red Table Talk also included some red piano jamming as the three generations of ladies harmonized with Keys to a spirited rendition of her hit 2012 track Girl on Fire. 

Singalong: This episode of Red Table Talk also included some red piano jamming as the three generations of ladies harmonized with Keys to a spirited rendition of her hit 2012 track Girl on Fire

Singalong: This episode of Red Table Talk also included some red piano jamming as the three generations of ladies harmonized with Keys to a spirited rendition of her hit 2012 track Girl on Fire

Alicia Keys brings Jada Pinkett Smith to tears on Red Table Talk as she talks about grandmother

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