Exclusive: Sean Garrett Toasts To Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys' Engagement, "I'm Happy My Man Found Love"
Monday, Jun 7, 2010 11:45PM
With the recent reports that Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys will officially tying the knot and are expecting a baby, SOHH hit up the producer's close friend Sean Garett to get his reaction to the news.
Garrett says he could not be any happier for Beatz and Keys.
"Swizz is a great dude man," Garrett told SOHH. "I'm just so happy for him too for his new baby on the way and Alicia, I'm just happy my man found love. Honestly. He has a lot of love in his heart and he's a good dude. He deserves the best. I just saw him a couple days ago and like friends do, that's my man and you know, I'm about to send him a box of cigars. I'm just happy for him, you know, at the end of the day we've all been very blessed in this game and been able to make some incredible money and have both been able to enjoy some extreme success...Of course I congratulated him on the new little baby on the way and a good relationship. You always gotta be happy to see any of your friends in love. This is really deeper than money." (SOHH)
Reports of Beatz's engagement to Keys were confirmed in late May.
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)
The producer/rapper's ex-wife, Mashonda, recently filed a $334,000 lawsuit against him.
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-caratengagement 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, despite initially defending himself, Beatz eventually paid off the speculated debt.
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 inNew 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)
Check out some past footage of Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys below: