The American actor Shemar Moore recalled getting turned down by the American singer Alicia Keys in L.A.

The “S.W.A.T.” star Shemar Moore appeared on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” on Thursday, January 26, 2023, as he shared a memory from hosting the Soul Train Awards. 

He talked about how he tried to get a date with Alicia Keys, but she politely declined, saying: “I’ve told this story from time to time, but the short version of it is I saw her at the Soul Train Awards, I was in my dressing room, I looked at the monitor, there she was,” and added “This was when her song ‘Fallen’ was first blowing up. She was just getting ready to explode. So, she’s playing the piano, doing her thing, and my favorite instrument is the piano.”

After four months, he met her again in L.A. when she had a listening party describing how he invited her on a date: “I go up on the rooftop, I get up the nerve, I go, ‘Hey Alicia, check this out, you’re wonderful, piano’s amazing, I don’t know what your man situation’s like, but if you’re ever in L.A. I’d love to take you for a drink,” admitting her aunt was standing there laughing then added “She goes, ‘Check this out son, I respect your flirt game, but my man situation is handled.’ I walked away so uncool,” reenacting his reaction with his head down. 

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Shemar Moore previously revealed that he was expecting his first baby on the show and welcomed his first child with his girlfriend, Jesiree Dizon, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. 

Published by HOLR Magazine.