Alicia Keys Chops Hair, Fans Applaud Short Style (PHOTO)

Alicia Keys shocked her Twitter followers on Thursday when she posted photographs of a drastic new haircut that has left her with a much shorter hairdo.

Keys, who released her latest single "New Day" just three weeks ago, showed off a super short cut while posing with various hairstyles. The photo caption read "Look what I done did!!;-))) its an #aknewday in EVERY way!!!! ;-))))"

The new hairstyle prompted responses from many of her 8 million followers including that of her husband Swizz Beatz who wrote "My baby done cut it all off New Day 4 real amazing !!!!"

"Alicia Keys new short hair is cute on her," Tatiiana Mariie tweeted.

"Nooooooo Alicia Keys cut her hair!" Alicia Christine tweeted.

"Alicia Keys actually looks better with short hair. Good for her," Paris Dallas tweeted.

"I love Alicia Keys' new bob. And when her hair is curly, it's really hot! Good look," C Holla tweeted.

The 31-year-old took a short break from the spotlight after giving birth to her first child Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean on Oct 14 1020, and she is now reportedly eager to return to the music scene.

Keys has been busy working on her upcoming fifth studio album over the past eight months and she says that since taking a break from music, she has become a "different person."

"I've come to this place that the album is about to be ready and I feel just so crazy excited. It's like I'm a different person. I'm a new person. Everything is new, from being married and having a baby," Keys said in a personal video to her her fans which was posted on YouTube.

"I've become so much more intelligent and I survey the landscape more and try to come up with what's the best thing for me, what's the best thing for Egypt, what's the best thing for our family. I am hungry, I am an animal right now. I am just ready to be set free in a whole other way. When it comes to sharing this music with you, I am like a caged animal that's dying to escape," she added.