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Alicia Keys worries about Rihanna: 'I hope her soul is good as this industry can exploit people'

'Girl On Fire' beauty Alicia Keys has revealed that she's seen the bad side of the music industry and often worries about younger superstars because it can be so tough to stay grounded and to ensure you're surrounded by the right people. 

During an interview with London's Evening Standard newspaper, the songstress explained that Rihanna seems to be doing a great job, but she is concerned that she could be corrupted by those flocking around her:

"It's such a tricky, crazy business, and when people are a little bit younger than me, I'm always hoping that their soul is good 'cause it can be such a soulless space. Who's really loving you and making sure that you're Ok? Because everybody wants to make sure you're Ok when they can get something from you, and they're getting a percentage from you. But they don't technically care if you're Ok. They just wanna make sure you can stand so you can go to work."

Keys added that while she doesn't know the 'Umbrella' hitmaker personally, she knows that her label is full of great individuals who should provide her with the support and guidance she needs to be happy and successful:

"I don't know her personally like that. But I do know there's a lot of good people at Roc Nation (Rihanna's management company). And I do think that as we all get older, you start to be able to say, 'No, I'm not gonna take that from you any more.' So... I'm proud of Rihanna. Because it's not easy to stand up in this crazy world and make it and keep going and try new things. And find your way through it."





Watch Keys' music video for 'Tears Always Win' here: