R&B singer Mashonda has reacted to recent published words by Swizz Beatz‘s wife Alicia Keys in relation to how they allegedly met during the producer’s publicized break-up.
While Keys claimed she hooked up with Beatz after he broke up with Mashonda, the rapper’s ex said Alicia did not reveal the truth.
“Not much surprises me anymore when it comes to this situation. I truly thought that everyone’s priority was the well being of the children involved. I don’t see the sense in throwing oil on a fire, it just takes us back to point A. The Jet interview just added insult to injury. I can’t figure out how this makes us better. How is it a positive, humanitarian gesture? But artists must protect their reputation and I get that.” (Global Grind)
She also went on to deny Keys’ claim of their relationship ending before moving onto his next hook-up.
“There have been many stabs and shots taken, thankfully they don’t bother me the way they used to. I’ve never lied about one thing involving the demise of my marriage. No, we were not “apart” or separated, and that’s just a fact that can be proven in many ways. Blessings have a way of disguising themselves. This situation has helped me to understand life and what really matters.” (Global Grind)
In the Jet Magazine excerpt, Keys hinted at unnamed persons wanting to see harm come out of the situation.
“…[They] were apart for some time before we ever got together…that doesn’t matter to those who take pleasure in trying to knock others down…there’s no need to fight what’s not true…” (Jet Magazine)
Back in 2010, Beatz spoke on moving past his relationship with Mashonda and building a family with his current wife.
Over the last two years, the Swizz Beatz brand has been juggling the complicated personal life of Kasseem Dean the person and the public scrutiny that comes with the more success he garners. He’s dealt with rumors of an affair with songstress Alicia Keys; gone through a tough divorce with the mother of one of his three sons, R&B singer Mashonda Tifrere; married Keys; and, on October 14, 2010, welcomed his fourth child into the world, he and Keys’s son, Egypt Daoud Dean. “I am just learning how to be a public person,” Swizz says. “Like, You know what, I can’t do that, because of this. All bets are off the table with bullsh*t… Dealing with my previous situation, which is the hardest situation I dealt with in my life, just dealing with people looking at you in a way… That’s not what you’re used to. That’s not your everyday play. That’s not your character. So to have to deal with something that people don’t understand, don’t care to understand, but they finally have their chance to have something on you.” (XXL Mag)