Hip-hop maestro Swizz Beatz is finally admitting that he and Alicia Keys are an item — but he wishes his estranged wife, Mashonda, would leave the Grammy winner out of their divorce.
For months now, Swizz has been trying to keep his thing with Alicia on the down-low. Swizz tells us that, yes, he's in love with Keys and, yes, she did give him a birthday party at that museum.
Beatz , 31,filed for divorce last summer, and claimed at the time that his divorce had nothing to do with his relationship with Keys.
The reported about a year ago, in October, 2008, that Alicia had broken up with Beatz, a music producer, after she learned that he was still with his wife when they first started dating.
» Later in 2008, Alicia Keys threw a surprise birthday party for the art-collecting producer (who by then was separated from his wife) at New York's Guggenheim Museum. She really loves me." » Throughout the year, Keys and Swizz (engaged in a messy divorce from Mashonda, including public spat on Twitter) were spotted together at a bevy of events, including his pre-Grammy Awards event, game three of World Series (where she performed alongside Jay-Z), and a swank Whitney Houston album preview event; the musical pair worked together to produce the Houston single "Million Dollar Bill." » This year, the duo have been frequently photographed together, both domestically and abroad; pics of Keys performing across the Atlantic caused a stir online as the singer's loose-fitting clothing led many to believe she was hiding a baby bump.
Although they wouldn't appear in public together until the following year, the shindig solidified that the two were an item. » On Thursday, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed that they were engaged and are expecting their first child together.
But he doesn't leave much doubt about who owns his heart on Drake's new "Best I Ever Had" remix. "But we're nowhere near ready for a baby or a ring," laughs Swizz, aka Kasseem Dean. The part about her cooking breakfast for me naked — she never done that for me." Damn.
Wake up in the morning and my baby cooked me breakfast, A's naked wearing nothing on but a necklace … Swizz didn't want to talk about Keys till now because, he says, "What we have is so precious." He also felt it would aggravate Mashonda, who's also a singer. "When he told Mashonda he was dating Alicia, I think she got jealous," says a friend of the couple.
’ After catching wind of said post Mashonda published her letter to Keys: “After having a great evening with my son and enjoying some fun twit chat. However, a few hours later I was advised that I should check @aliciakeys twit page,” Mashonda wrote. I feel our issues are a lot more serious than a website conversation.
Now, Alicia tells Mashonda said the oppsite though in plenty of interviews, very public Twitter rants, and even on the reality show "Love & Hip Hop." Maybe the definition of "separated" is the issue. But still, Mashonda has maintained that she and Swizz had just had a baby and were still sexually involved and no papers were served when Swizz and Alicia started dating--she had no clue he wanted a divorce.
Alicia, who became engaged to Swizz 1 month after he and Mashonda's divorce was final, continues with her side of the story saying: Meanwhile, Swizz also conceived another child with a British singer Jahna Sebastian while married to Mashonda, which he wholly admits.
Apparently Beatz swore up and down to Alicia that he was separated when they hooked up but he was still living with his wife and infant son at the time.
If Keys did break up with Beatz that didn’t last long, because he told The NY Daily News in May that he was dating Keys and that things were going well.