I’m all for forgiveness but I will not be cosigning to this bullshit.
Is Swizz and Alicia Keys constantly sending Mashonda a nice check to go along with this foolery?
For years Alicia Keys could not shake off those home wrecking stories in fact she lost fans because of her antics.
If you missed Alicia Keys shade to Mashonda in a Jet magazine few years ago I will post portion of the interview below.
The latest of these magazines is JET, where in the cover story titled “Bringing the Heat,” the Harlem native defended her marriage to music producer Swizz Beatz, making headlines all over the blogosphere when she stated:
“…[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…”
What was your initial reaction when you caught wind of Alicia’s JET Magazine interview?
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.
In the interview Alicia Keys says “…[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…” Did you feel like this was a indirect stab at your open letter?
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.
Most people have to deal with their divorces and infidelities in private, but your situation unfolded in front of the public. How has this taken a toll on you?
There is a level of humiliation and criticism that the average person wouldn’t be able to conceive, it really altered my life, but gave me a super thick skin. It’s been a rollercoaster ride. I’ve lost weight, gained weight, lost some hair and almost lost hope and mental focus. For months I saw a therapist because I needed someone to assist me in putting the pieces back together. There was a lot of stress and pain, it’s been challenging. I’ve found ways to cope and not get consumed in a dark space. You have to take care of yourself and move forward. In my case, I have a child and live for him. I have a purpose and I won’t give up on it.
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Of course karma came along and snatch Alicia Keys vocals….
Years later Mashonda, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys can now get along like one big ole family.
Mashonda post this lovely message on the gram…
mashondatifrereTonight, at midnight, the world will experience our journey through song . “Blended Family” is a true testament of love, growth and healing.
I’m BEYOND proud of the work that the three of us most consciously applied to bettering ourselves for each other and our children’s sake. This is only the beginning for us. And, it feels so good! Blessings to you @aliciakeys@therealswizzz