Alicia Keys: I Didn’t Start Seeing Swizz Beatz Until After He Was Separated

Alicia Keys in black and white

Alicia Keys opened up to Essence magazine about allegations from her husband’s ex-wife Mashonda that she began seeing Swizz Beatz when the producer was still married. “If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage,” Mashonda wrote on Twitter in 2009. “You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create… As a woman, I expected so much more from you.”

But Keys offered a different story. “We didn’t start seeing each other until months after they had separated,” the 30-year-old insisted. “I was aware of all the false things that were being said about me. It definitely hurt.”

Mashonda’s Birthday Party At Retreat

Singer Mashonda was on hand for Mashonda’s birthday party on Wednesday (January 9) at Retreat in New York City, featuring Styles P and her hubby Swizz Beats performing ‘Blow My Mind’ while wishing Mashonda a happy birthday. YouTube has since removed the video.

Mashonda Listening Party

Mashonda Tifrere

Swizz Beatz and Mashonda were on hand at a listening session for J Records on August 16th at Monza Studio in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Amerie’s ‘Touch’ Release Party

Jaguar Wright, Mashonda, Memphis Bleek, Praz, Ying Yang Twins, and Young Gunz were on hand for Amerie’s ‘Touch’ release party on April 26th at Quo in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Mashonda ‘Back Of Da Club’ Video

Mashonda Tifrere is out with the video to her new single ‘Back Of Da Club’, off the Harlem, New York R&B singer’s debut album ‘January Joy’, out now on J Records. Watch it online below.