During this unprecedented prom season, Alicia Keys took to Twitter yesterday (May 18) to cherish her night to remember with her date Russ Jones, longtime vice president of promotions/lifestyle at RCA.
“I went to my prom with one of my closest guy friends/brothers @iamrussjones I’ve known him since kindergarten and I know him to this day!!” the artist wrote as part of a Twitter thread. “I don’t think I even wanted to go. I probably pretended I was too cool.”
She continued retelling the night: “But a group of us decided to go as homies, we rented some kind of limo or maybe we just walked. honestly, I can’t remember…How about that red purse tho? Who does a red dress and a red purse?? In the end, we had fun. For those who couldn’t have prom this year, I send u love and light and I promise there will be SO many more parties to come.”
Billboard honored Jones in our 30 under 30 feature from 2009 for playing a pivotal role in Keys’ career, as well as Whitney Houston‘s and Jamie Foxx‘s legacies.
Last Saturday (May 16), the “Girl on Fire” singer posted another throwback picture from her high school graduation for the Graduate Together virtual commencement ceremony that LeBron James hosted to honor the Class of 2020.
Waltz down memory lane with Keys’ cute throwback prom picture below.