News: Busta Rhymes & Diddy Applaud Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys' Wedding, "I Can't Begin To Tell You How Proud I Am"
Monday, Aug 2, 2010 11:28PM
Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes and Diddy have publicly congratulated Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys on their publicized weekend wedding.
Writing via Twitter, Busta congratulated his "Stop The Party" collaborator.
"@THEREALSWIZZZ I CAN'T BEGIN 2 TELL U HOW PROUD I AM OF U AND UR LIFE ON HIS SPECIAL DAY WITH BEAUTIFUL QUEEN BRUDDAH!!!JUST KNOW I WAS THERE WITH U IN SPIRIT FAMILY...MAXIMUM LOVE!!4 LIFE BRUDDAH!!!," Busta wrote over the weekend. (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)
Puffy also hit up his Twitter to congratulate Keys and Beatz.
"CONGRATULATIONS TO MY BROTHER SWIZZ+ALICIA!!! http://www.diddyblog.com/category/love/ @THEREALSWIZZZ @aliciakeys," he wrote Monday (August 2). (Diddy's Twitter)
Since the news of his wedding hit last Saturday, Swizz has managed to send three tweets.
"Good night love y'all stay blessed!," he wrote July 31st.
"It's a brand new day :) I feel like Nas and Diddy song :) love y'all and blessing!" (Swizz Beatz's Twitter)
Swizz and Alicia's union was surrounded in controversy as his ex-wife, R&B singer Mashonda, has been vocal about Swizz and Alicia's affair while he was still married.
My husband admitted to having his affair on Mothers Day 2008, six months after I found out. I didn't sleep for a whole year. I had to take pills to sleep because I'd wake up in the middle of the night crying...They are just now going public but this has been going on for a very long time... I didn't want to put that out there for my son. I didn't want him to see his father as a monster. But the shit is deep." (Vibe)
But close friends like producer Sean Garrett, who spoke to SOHH about the relationship, have congratulated Beatz and Alicia for their connection.
"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." (SOHH)
Photos from the ceremony hit the Internet early Monday morning.
Friends and family gathered to celebrate the marriage of Alicia Keys and Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean on the French island of Corsica on Saturday (July 31). The pregnant bride wore a white one-shoulder Vera Wang gown and the groom looked sharp in a Tom Ford tux and Christian Louboutin Oxfords. U2's Bono, Queen Latifah, and Mr. Louboutin were among the VIP guests. Alicia's mother Terry Augello and Swizz' eldest son Prince Nasir Dean were by the couple's side as they tied the knot. (Rap-Up)
The couple's marriage was initially confirmed over the weekend.
A pregnant Alicia Keys tied the knot with Swizz Beatz in a ceremony on Saturday at a private home by the MediterraneanSea. The singer's rep confirmed the nuptials, which were conducted by the couple's friend, Dr. Deepak Chopra. (CBS News)
Listen to Busta Rhymes & Swizz Beatz's "Stop The Party" below: