News: Swizz Beatz's Wife Inks Open Letter To Alicia Keys, "You Contributed To The Ending Of My Marriage"
Monday, Sep 28, 2009 1:00PM
Swizz Beatz's estranged wife, Mashonda, has inked an open letter to Alicia Keys requesting the singer to come clean about her alleged affair with the Ruff Ryders producer.
Aside from speaking on her relationship with Swizzy, Mashonda also broke down why it is necessary for her to speak face-to-face with Keys.
"If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did," she wrote over the weekend. "You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create...I read your tweets tonight and I felt they were very insensitive. You have no idea how much pain I was caused because of this affair. Its baffling to me that you don't understand what I might have gone through with this situation. I dont consider myself a victim anymore, Ive learned alot from this! I just ask you to try and be a bit more realistic and delicate to the situation, at least until my divorce is final...If its so, that you and my husband are meant to be together, then God bless you both and I hope you never have to deal with what I did. I would not wish it on my worst enemy. If you two being together forever is the case, its more of a reason for us to get along, because I'm not going anywhere. Theres a child to be raised." (Rap-Up)
Late Friday (September 25) night, Keys wrote via Twitter on matters relating to "love."
"evn the things u might b ashamed of,love is feelin comfort&safe wit some1,but still gettin weak knees whn they walk n2 a room & smile at u"....love is knowin all abt some1, & still wantin 2 b wit thm more thn any other persn. love is trustin the enuf 2 tell thm everythin abt urself, "I don't pretend 2 no wht luv is 4 every1, I can tell u wht it is for me;" (Alicia Keys' Twitter)
Swizzy previously said Keys had nothing to do with his break-up from Mashonda.
'I can no longer ignore the harmful rumors, that my friend Alicia Keys is in any way linked to my marital circumstances or to the decision that Mashonda and I have made to separate,' he said in a statement last fall. 'I am disappointed that some have chosen to try and tarnish Alicia's reputation by irresponsibly implicating her in a situation that she has absolutely nothing to do with.' (US Magazine)
Both Keys and Swizzy teamed up to help spark Whitney Houston's comeback album with a track called "Million Dollar Bill."
"At the time I was working on some stuff with Alicia," Swizz said in an interview. "I was like, 'We need to bring Whitney back. We need to do some stuff to support Whitney.' Then Alicia was like, 'I love Whitney, she's an icon. I would love to be a part of that.' I started vibing on different things. I didn't want to come with anything that would make her sound too old or too young. That's when I got the vibe to do something that had, like, a disco feel, but still with the hard drums on it, still musical but moving. I wanted to do something that was instant when it came on. Then I played the idea for Alicia to make sure I wasn't bugging out. 'Am I going too far with this?' She was like, 'Nah. That can be a big smash.' ...I want this to be one of the biggest records of her comebacks," Swizz noted. "I want her to be onstage at the Grammys talking about this record." (MTV)
Check out a recent Mashonda interview with her speaking on Alicia Keys below: