Tuesday, October 23, 2007 London (ANI): R & B superstar Alicia Keys has realised why she was branded a lesbian at the beginning of her career because she was rough around the edges. Keys sexuality became the subject of speculation after the release of her debut album Songs In A Minor in 2001. However, the singer has been adamant she isnt a lesbian but has admitted that her appearance and attitude may have led people to think so. I was definitely rough around the edges. I look back at certain interviews and Im like, Damn! Did I have to look that hard? Did I have to do my hair that way? The Sun quoted Keys, as saying. I could see why people couldnt see the diamond in the rough. I didnt take it to heart. I know what I am. I know its not true, she added.