New Video: Alicia Keys – ‘Unthinkable (I’m Ready)’

Published: Wednesday 12th May 2010 by Trent

Alicia Keys’ new music video premiered just moments ago. The clip was directed by Jake Nava and supports the song (which features background vocals from rapper Drake) that has thus far peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Check it out below:

Yet another back in time video from Keys. Is it that she wishes that she were born in another era? Yes the issue of interracial dating was brilliantly woven into the production but it seems that Keys has done throwback videos like this several times before. On the other hand, it’s great to see a clip without the artist naked, oiled up and riding on a man’s crotch (see: Christina Aguilera’s ‘Not Myself Tonight’).

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  1. JR May 12, 2010

    Trent you are so f****** ignorant, stupid and retarded! I’ve seen way worse in all of Lady Gaga’s videos so it’s time to give Christina a f****** break!

  2. Mya May 12, 2010

    the video is gone

  3. Tiff May 12, 2010

    damn..the video was gone that quick! lol sony aint playing!

  4. Your_Sanctuary May 12, 2010

    Both, song & video, are epic! Love it!

  5. Chinny May 12, 2010

    I like how they kept switching b/w past n present. Also, she was so beautiful in the store scene when she had on blue clothes.

  6. chocolate May 12, 2010

    Nice. I like it, but yea she is stuck in a time wharp! Not that creative if you ask me.

  7. elleuk May 12, 2010

    after the mirosoft 97 produced videos of try sleeping with a broken heart and that other video miss keys final gathers a great video effort. i forgive her for the over acting at the end with her hands as this track and video are epic.

  8. Gary May 12, 2010

    WTF!!!!???? she’s only done a throwback video for ‘teenage love affair’. Is she not allowed to go back and touch on that again, yet beyonce can whip out beach themed videos for how many songs: Baby Boy, Still In Love, Broken-Hearted Girl not to mention briefly in Survivor

  9. Mya May 12, 2010

    Love the song and the video. its seems as if this song is boosting her album sales. she already sold over 1.2 million copies and she is up like 53% selling almost 20,000 this week.

  10. 2bad2bme May 12, 2010

    DON’T REMEMBER HER KEEP DOING THROW BACK VIDEOS…
    DO YOUR RESEARCH CHILD!!!!

  11. nate May 12, 2010

    So when GAGA i naked in a train station with two guys it’s okay, but when Christina is on one man in a bedroom it’s too much?? DUDE your christina shade is so LAME! Get over yourself. How can you shade someone, yet post new about them on a regular, clearly Christina name get’s this site hits… you should thank her.

    ON To the video.. Its was clearly put together last minute, I wish she could of picked a cuter white guy than this! but i love the song.

  12. Black May 12, 2010

    Damn I wanna see it

  13. Kev May 12, 2010

    Gary, I feel you! Teenage love affair was the only black and white video she did. I guess it was something that stuck in people’s mind because it seem like it was done more recently. Damn, let’s get off her back! I love this video, quite compelling. Go Alicia, still one of the top leading artist! She’s doing it!

  14. Muni May 12, 2010

    I Love it Go Alicia

  15. Ben May 12, 2010

    Interesting concept, but I just couldn’t help feeling that the video doesn’t match the song. In fact, the relationship between AKeys and dude doesn’t go into enough detail. The video should have been a simple sensual video, maybe of a guy and her spending a special evening together or something(not necessarily meaning she has to get naked). I know I may be very opinionated here, but if you are going to do a video about interracial issues, you have to do more than this. AKeys needs to come up with some hotter videos.

  16. trucie May 12, 2010

    great video. freaking love this song.

  17. chocolate May 12, 2010

    stop riding alicia’s blow torch b******.

  18. 2bad2bme May 12, 2010

    TEENAGE LOVE AFAIR WASN”T A BLACK AND WHITE VIDEO AND SHE WASN’T DRESSED OLD FASHION….SO WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT

  19. Gary May 12, 2010

    @2bad2bme
    okay then so this is her first throwback video, so wtf is trent talkin about her using the same old same old, always throwing shade at the light

  20. Porsche May 12, 2010

    The different decades relate to the topic ,that’s why she did it. So being so picky about stuff. lol

  21. Aunt Jackie May 12, 2010

    I loved the video. Beautiful concept. She has a trademark/style and likes old school videos.

  22. Oggie May 12, 2010

    I thought the video was BRILLIANT!!!! Ain’t that the brudda from One Tree Hill lol, 5 stars i loved it!

  23. BEYONCE VS. THE WORLD May 12, 2010

    HOTTEST VIDEOS OF THIS YEAR SO FAR
    UNTHINKABLE
    RIDE
    TELEPHONE
    WHY DON’T U LOVE ME
    FIN D YOUR LOVE

  24. J Swizz May 12, 2010

    The way everyone is goin arms house on Trent! Dude, you are entitled to your opinion!! lol
    The tune is sick, video sick!! Alicia is still making her pees no matter what we say! 😀

  25. Its Me Again May 12, 2010

    I loved the video.

    Alicia is a female artist who doesn’t degrade herself to sell s** instead of talent. I respect that.

    Complaining about the fact that she uses a back to the past concept, in my opinion, is just plain nitpicky.

    (btw she looked stunning in the blue dress and sweater ensemble… I’d wear that today)

  26. Joe and His Blog May 12, 2010

    Love it and I love the concept even more. Time to update my blog.

  27. BEYONCE VS. THE WORLD May 12, 2010

    THE B****** WHO RUN THIS SITE HAS VERY BAD TASTE

  28. Blu Majik May 12, 2010

    Um, the Christina comment was sooooo not needed. Anyways talking about the artist AT HAND, this is a good and interesting video. I love the song. Keep doing ya think Ms. Keys!

  29. Renee May 12, 2010

    Trent is allow to have an opinion. No, I don’t think Alicia do throwback videos. Teenage Love Affair was a modern version of School Daze and I can’t really remember another video by Alicia where she is stuck in a time warp. So, Trent and I see it very differently. However, Christina recently release a video while Gaga did not. So, I think the comparison to Christina’s style was only brought up on the fact she just release a video. And it was an okay video, but nothing new from X-Tina to be honest. I just think some people on this message board need to calm down and chill out. Stop with all this hate and stupidity towards an individual who is just expressing THEIR opinion. If you don’t like it, fine. But my goodness if the disgust for Trent is that strong, then stop visiting this site.

  30. Nicole May 12, 2010

    I like it! I like videos that good stories too them.

  31. CH3RRY May 12, 2010

    I love it!
    And i respect Alicia Keys as an artist because she is one of the few who don’t sell their bodies, she just sells her talent. I think a few people are a bit shocked and confused by this video because their used to seeing female artists parading around half naked in their videos, but Alicia Keys actually has respect for herself. We should all just sit back and enjoy this beautiful song and video.

  32. AKisdabest May 12, 2010

    this video was great. and she doesnt do alot of throwback videos so that comment was unnecessary. and congrats for this song goin #1 on the hot r&b and hip hop charts on billboard!

  33. rysinstarr May 12, 2010

    the video wuz gr8 ..i luv how @ the end we don’t know if she went with the white dude or she stay home wit her black family

  34. ico May 12, 2010

    Love this song… beautiful! Great video!

  35. LOS May 12, 2010

    This song havent went number one on billboard r&b/hip hop charts yet.

  36. BEYONCE VS. THE WORLD May 12, 2010

    THAT GRAPE JUICE OWNERS HAVE VERY BAD TASTE

  37. greg May 12, 2010

    Alicia Keys is a woman who doesn’t use s** to sell her albums but she slept with a married man *sips tea*

  38. James May 12, 2010

    Chad Michael Murray & Alicia! Video was crazy!

  39. Derrick May 12, 2010

    What can I say? This is wonderful in every way possible. The theme of race was done perfectly, even better is the fact that a lot of social issues (gay love) can be woven into the lyrics of the song/video. Alicia brought depth to the song and video, fantastic!

  40. Fatima May 12, 2010

    I don’t know why any of us read this site. The authors clearly aren’t bright.

  41. koko May 12, 2010

    Loved it!!!!! Truly a breath of fresh air for the music scene, a video that is telling a story and matches the song perfectly. A timeless video and song. I would not call it a throwback video because she is going through different eras of time facing the same issue to make a point. Which is that the world still has some racial issues because for some interracial dating is unthinkable. Loving the 80’s hair, I remember the big bangs.

  42. Jermaine May 12, 2010

    @RENEE,

    NO B****, PPL ARE TIRED OF TRENT THROWING SHADE AT CHRISTINA WHEN HE KISSES GAGA’S D*CK.

  43. salman khan May 12, 2010

    i love her this video its really awesome and her voice is too good keep on rocking alica

  44. Crystal Lea May 12, 2010

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed every part of this video. WOW…and it was clean, nothing dirty about it. I loved it. Go head Alicia! The video went perfect with the song. Anyone who has something neg. to say, it clearly hating, b/c there was nothing to hate about it. They chose really good actors to act this out..it was awesome, my fav. video of the year…and white boy was bangin!!! lol…

  45. Randoming May 12, 2010

    Alicia always has good vids 🙂

    trent seriously though…stop bitching about.

  46. frankie May 12, 2010

    i like it

  47. frankie May 12, 2010

    i have never been to a blog where the follower get at the blogger so hard…why do you people keep coming go to necolebitchie or b***** or something

  48. hellohellobaby May 12, 2010

    Sam need to be the only one updating this website..cuz Trent is so f****** ignorant.

  49. STLOUISDON May 12, 2010

    ALICIA IS A S*** AS INDIVIDUAL AND SHE IS SO TALENTED,LOVED THE SONG SINCE DAY ONE AND THE VIDEO DIDNT LET ME DOWN LOVED IT

  50. Gucci May 12, 2010

    Honey, now THIS cover art is completely related with the song!
    LMAO, SARCASM for the Rihanna haters talking out of their ass in the Te Amo cover art post..SMH

    Anywho, I love Alicia but after that whole Mashonda fiasco I don’t know if her music sounds genuine to me anymore. This video was boring, by the way girl

  51. roadsareendless May 13, 2010

    alicia is right, this is still an issue today, all over the world. and until we can agree to be part of one race, the human race, it will continue to be a problem.

  52. O2Nyce May 13, 2010

    Im loving that video…”if you ask me, Im ready” Gio ‘head girl! get your man. Screw everyone else. This video was hot

  53. Sekou May 13, 2010

    I find this discussion rather dishonest and self involved, people may become involved with each other, but most Americans are very dishonest when it comes to the issues of interracial relations. After watching Ms Keys video I found the video silly and insulting to the communities of colour.
    While the personal is also social, I have found that Americans think that the “personal” is “solely” personal. I have found white Americans who engage into interracial relationships were never engage in being anti-racist and being anti-racism were never a part of their personal vews and trying to convince their partners that because they were involved in this interracial relationship that they were already involved in anti-racist struggle.
    I think that what most American don’t want to face, is that Black people in the US don’t have any power over their lives, and this is what the anti-racist struggle is about, not having a white girl friend or boy friend (per-say).
    But people will get time to meet and become involved, but they must also understand the social envoriment that the relation takes place in.
    For if a slave falls in love with the Slave Master, then the Slave Master must become against slavery, if not that the relationship is sick and unhealthy. I guess I can call this America…..

  54. ifeanyi nwaenyi May 13, 2010

    Alicia keys, she is sweet cool. and the video did not desapoint too. fredrick

  55. ceecee May 13, 2010

    someone is having a baby. Watch the video

  56. nickalus Randle May 13, 2010

    I dont get how she never hooked up with him, y not??

  57. _NoBitchAssNess May 14, 2010

    The video was great… Don’t know why you not liking it…

  58. Rose May 15, 2010

    I love the video, its fantastic. The song and the video are in sync. If some people could just listen, the song’s about taking the next step and making a relationship official, despite people’s negative views and opinions, which I’m thinking its about Alicia and Swiss beatz. Why do people get so upset about interacial relationships in America, it happens. In the UK although we do have our issues, we are alot more open and tolerant. Our communites white, black, asain, eastern euorpean, south american etc…… actually talk to each other, you guys might want to start doing the same thing. AND YES…she does open the door, the clue is at the beginning when Chad drives in and he looks up and smiles.

  59. stellastar May 16, 2010

    CONTROVERSAL BUT I THINK THIS IS KEYS BEST VIDEO. AHHH GASPS XXXX

  60. pietro May 18, 2010

    Alicia Keys espress the real feeling of love that we sometimes live

    now are the colored man that have prejuidice to the white men……

  61. baby girl January 24, 2011

    alicia eres mi cantante FAVORITAy soy tu FAN numero 1

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