News: Swizz Beatz Stresses Love In First Post-Alicia Keys Pregnancy, Engagement Tweet
Friday, May 28, 2010 10:53PM
Producer Swizz Beatz has shared his first public tweet since this week's confirmation of his engagement to singer Alicia Keys.
On his tweet, Beatz stressed the importance of love toward family members.
"Much peace to everybody this weekend have fun be safe and remember to love your brothers and sisters hate is for the weak minded #ULTRA." (Swizz Beatz's Twitter)
Confirmation of his engagement with Keys was released on Thursday (May 28).
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)
Beatz's ex-wife, Mashonda, recently filed a lawsuit against the producer in New York.
In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Mashonda Dean says 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 has 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)
No further details have been revealed as of now.