News: Swizz Beatz Coughs Up $334K In Child Support For His Son W/ Mashonda
Monday, May 31, 2010 7:34PM
Producer Swizz Beatz has reportedly met ex-wife Mashonda's $334,000 child support lawsuit demand by paying the debt and avoiding an upcoming court date.
According to reports, Beatz' was scheduled to appear in court this month.
Beatz was accused of falling behind on his alimony and child support responsibilities for the former couple's three-year-old son, Kasseem Jr. The producer was due to appear before a judge in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court in June (10) to answer the allegations, but Mashonda's lawyer, Bernard Clair, has confirmed Beatz has paid up the $334,000 debt and the court date has now been cancelled. Beatz separated from Mashonda in 2008 after four years of marriage. (Singersroom)
Beatz's ex-wife, Mashonda, initially filed a lawsuit against the producer in New York.
In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Mashonda Deansays the man who officially became her ex-husband two weeks ago already owes her $334,000 in missed payments. "I so much wanted both of us to get on with our lives and maintain our respect for one another, but he now shows that his priorities and sense of responsibility are screwed up," R&B singer Dean said. Dean's lawyer, Bernard Clair, called the nonpayment "particularly troubling" because of reports that Beatz bought a seven-carat engagement ring for Alicia Keys earlier this year and that they're moving into a $14.5 million duplex penthouse on Crosby Street. (NY Post)
However, Beatz later defended himself and refuted his ex-wife's claims.
He said he'd agreed to pay Dean more than the judge required and much more than his lawyer recommended -- he even had to sign court papers acknowledging that he was going against his attorney's advice. "I gave over what the judge was recommending to give. I gave her $700,000 up front, because I thought $200,000 wasn't enough for what she wanted to do. I still get spit in my face for it," he said. He suggested that the subsequent payments had been ready to go when he discovered "she'd been selling all my stuff out of my house." (NY Post)
Moving past Mashonda, Beatz is now set to marry Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys.
Alicia Keys is in a motherhood state of mind: She's pregnant with her first child. The Grammy Award-winning R&B singer has been dating producer Swizz Beatz, who has written hits for Beyonce (bee-AHN'-say), Jay-Z and others. They're engaged to be married at a private ceremony later this year. Representatives for the couple confirmed the news Thursday night. (Associated Press)
Check out past footage of Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys below: