Alicia Keys' self-worth isn't based on other people's opinions.
The singer's choice to go makeup free has been met with quite a reaction, and during her Friday morning appearance on Today she took the time to explain that, positive or negative responses aside, she's just being herself.
Refuting the notion that her actions stem from an aversion to cosmetics, she said ahead of her performance, "Look, I love makeup too. It's about how you feel. It's about who you are. It's about just being who you are and not letting anyone tell you who you should be. Even this conversation shows our obsession of the standard we hold women."
The Grammy-winning mother of two then gave anchors Tamron Hall, Billy Bush and Al Roker the confidence to remove their own makeup on national TV. And that's no easy feat for the morning show broadcasters who appear in front of an audience of thousands each day.