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Alicia Keys

It Takes a Giant Crane

to Move My Crap

3/17/2013 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0314_alicia_keys_moving_crane_launchWhen you're Alicia Keys you don't just hire regular ol' movers to get your fancy crap out of your $15-million NYC penthouse -- NO, you hire a construction crane to get the job done.

Alicia and her husband Swizz Beatz recently sold their SoHo condo (the one she bought from Lenny Kravitz back in 2010) and started the moving process this week -- a tall order in jam-packed Manhattan.

It's clear from the pics, Alica's a problem-solver ... rather than have her stuff -- which filled 6,000 square feet -- lugged down stairs or elevators, she hired a crane (which can run over $1,000 / day) to fast track her goods to the ground. Pretty baller.

FUN FACT: Alicia and Beatz are now headed to a mansion in New Jersey ... previously owned by Eddie Murphy. Also baller.

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1.

manny    

damn nice

397 days ago
2.

Amy    

Smart. Alicia is an amazing talent.

397 days ago
3.

datruth    

Seriously? Dat place looks like crap...

397 days ago
4.

Joseph Diehl    

What a dump.

397 days ago
5.

StevenB    

Am I the only one who thinks that building has a certain 'penitentiary' look to it?

397 days ago
6.

Lori    

They do this with stuff too large to fit in the elevator or down the stairs (won't make the turns). They also have extending conveyor belt contraptions, but they don't go that high. TMZ makes it sound like she's just doing it because she's famous, as usual.

397 days ago
7.

Hammer    

She's a smart cookie. Cranes cost more like $5000 an hour though. Still smart move

397 days ago
8.

Amanda    

Who cares about that homewrecker? Every time I hear her music or see her on TV, I change the channel.

397 days ago
9.

Truth is    

I like A. keys...she does no wrong.....so grounded

397 days ago
10.

Whatever    

Alicia and her beard are moving to a mansion. How special.

397 days ago
11.

SomeGuy32    

Probably had to get the crane - looks like it wouldn't have fit into most elevators (and probably not the stairwell either - looks like an old converted building)

397 days ago
12.

whatsittioyou    

I love it, but I don't trust most movers.

397 days ago
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Made it Past 27    

MESSAGE TO THE RICH PEOPLE THAT DONT HELP OTHERS: Instead of spending money on ridiculously priced junk, why don't you try something that will bring you true happiness: DONATE TO CHARITIES. FEED THE HUNGRY. HELP THE HOMELESS FIND JOBS AND GET HOMES. HELP AIDS & CANCER PATIENTS, AND DONATE MONEY FOR RESEARCH TO THE HORRIBLE ILLNESSES ALL AROUND THE WORLD. HELP PEOPLE WHO LOST EVERYTHING IN VARIOUS STORMS.
It just sickens me hearing about that family in Florida: the mother of three children (all under the age of 9) died of cancer. The father used all his money for her medical expenses to save her life. Well the mother died, leaving the husband and three children heartrbroken. The father has no money and owes hundred of thousands. The family is homeless. Kids are sad. Any rich person, could help a family like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THEY DONT! They buy Birkin bags, cars worth hundred of thousands, multiple mansions, ugly gawky jewelry, or a dress that costs more as than an average person's salary. WHY? TO SHOW OFF!!
When you die, you cannot take your possessions with you-its your soul only. When you pass away, and face God, the ONLY thing that will matter is YOUR actions during your life.
Sorry to go on and on, but these rich people think their lives are so fabulous, but we are only here on earth for 70 or 80 years? Thats nothing but a blink of an eye compared to eternity! Heaven or hell lasts forever, all of eternity, billions and billions of years! Think about it.

397 days ago
14.

ChitownCletus    

I thought that was how everyone moved.

397 days ago
15.

CathyJ    

Now that's BALLIN!!

396 days ago
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