News: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Experience Life After Death, "It Feels So Amazing To Be Alive Again"
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010 9:22AM
Married super couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are two among many celebrities who have risen from their recent digital deaths in light of reaching a $1 million World AIDS Day fund raising goal.
According to reports, the couple were resurrected through their social networks after a campaign target was accomplished yesterday (December 6).
On Monday morning, the week-old Keep a Child Alive campaign had raised around a third of its $1 million goal to support families affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa, according to a tally on its donations website. By the end of the day they hit a cool mil. How? Thanks to a huge donation of $500,000 from billionaire pharmaceutical exec Stewart Rahr, all the celebs -- including organizer Alicia Keys and Kim Kardashian-- can again hit up their social media accounts, which they all abandoned until the money was raised. (Chicago Press Release Services)
Keys returned to Twitter after nearly a week-long absence to announce her resurrection.
"@aliciakeys is alive! We raised $1mil. to help KCA fight AIDS & save lives! Thank u so much & never stop buying life!http://bit.ly/a1wqi6," she tweeted.
"Weeee diddddddd itttttt!!!!! thank you sooooooo much for your support and for CARING about whats going on in the world!!!!"
"Big Shout to YOU!! ALL THE ARTISTS involved!!! And STEWIE RAH!!! Together we raised $1M to fight AIDS and SAVE REAL LIVES!!!!!!" (Alicia Keys' Twitter)
Swizzy also made sure to thank supporters of his wife's fund raising cause.
"SUPER BIGGGGGG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT STAYED POSITIVE IN THIS POSITIVE MOVEMENT TO SAVE PEOPLE ! WE LOVE YOU!," Swizz tweeted.
"Much love to all the great people that joined the fight that are not celebs but just wanted to help out blessing to you all!#realpeople..."
"IT FEELS SO AMAZING TO BE ALIVE AGAIN WHEWWWWWWWWWW PARTY TIME!!!! BASQUIATMUSIC.COMWELCOME BACK EVE...." (Swizz Beatz's Twitter)
Additional celebrities involved in the campaign included Diddy, Jay Sean, Jennifer Hudson and Lady Gaga.
Keys, along with celebs including Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Khloe Kardashian, Jay Sean, Swizz Beatz, Serena Williams, The Buried Life, Elijah Wood, Janelle Monae, Kimberly Cole, David LaChapelle, Daphne Guinness and Bronson Pelletier will take a moment of silence and "end their digital lives" by signing off from all social networking platforms including Twitter and Facebook in solidarity for those in Africa and India affected by HIV/AIDS. (USA Today)
Check out the promotional campaign video down below: