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Alicia Keys’ Launches Storytelling App for Kids

By// Mariah Craddick

Two years after giving birth to her son Egypt, Alicia Keys is now launching an interactive storytelling app for kids available to download for $3.99, according to the Associated Press.

The app, called The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee, chronicles a young New York City girl named LeeLee and the special relationship she shares with wise grandmother, Mama Mae. The concept is said it to be loosely tied to the singer’s relationship with her own grandmother.

Users are able to interact with the character by sitting in her room, reading books, journaling, and playing music.

“It does remind me of my world. The piano, the journal, music’s such a big part of my life, the city, all of that,” she said in an interview.

The “Girl on Fire” singer also said that raising her son was the inspiration for developing the app.

“I was just getting introduced to kind of the TV shows and DVDs and all the things you start kind of introducing your kids to, and I thought how cool it would be to be a part of something that really allows them to hear music from different places, different cultures, different sounds,” she said. “That’s what we’re able to do with this.”