After Years Of Beefing, What Alicia Keys Just Did w/Hubby’s Ex-Wife Deserves A Clap
Although this article is about Alicia Keys; her husband/music producer, Swizz Beatz; and his ex-wife/singer, Mashonda Tifrere, let’s start this off by first giving Mashonda her props. She has proven to be bigger than many women would have been willing to, or capable of, ever being. Why? Well, let’s go back to 2009 when Mashonda put her then husband, Swizz, and his then ‘side piece,’ Alicia Keys, on full blast an open letter. In the letter, she detailed how Keys and Swizz had been having an affair behind her back for about two years at that time and how hurt she was that they’d do something like that to she and Swizz’s children, one of which Mashonda had just given birth to…
Mashonda’s Past Open Letter To Alicia Keys About Alleged Affair
Mashonda wrote in her open letter to Keys: “My concern with AK [Alicia Keys] is no longer the fact that she assisted in destroying a family but that she has the audacity to make these selfish comments about love and wanting to be with someone, even after knowing their situation. […] 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. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create. Im not saying everything was perfect all the time but no relationship is perfect. We made a vow to God and I believe you should have respected that, as a woman. I know you owe me or my son nothing but I just wish you would’ve handled things more carefully.”
Alicia went mute on the topic for the longest, then she eventually attempted to defend herself two years later.
It’s A New Day For Keys & Mashonda
Fast forward to 2017 and not only have Swizz, Mashonda, and Keys buried the hatchet, they have since gone on at least one family vacation together and even taken a fam’ photo. However, their kids (Mashonda and Swizz have one together, Swizz also has two from a prior relationships and two with Keys) have always been the center of their newfound family peace. Every time the crew were seen in public together, the kids were always present. So again, what you’re about to see now is something that Mashonda deserves props for…and Alicia Keys and Swizz definitely deserve an Old School fist bump and handclap as well.
For the first time, Alicia and Mashonda were actually spotted publicly, hanging out together WITHOUT Swizz, nor their kids in the mix. That tells us that they’ve somehow found a way to truly let bygones be bygones and have become homegirls in the process. The other day, Mashonda posted a video clip online of she and Alicia partying at Kendrick Lamar’s concert in Berlin. They were in town for Swizz’s “No Comission” Art Event, and apparently, later that night they decided to have a girls-only outing. Check it out below:
In a matter of about eight years, Mashonda and Alicia Keys have gone from ‘wife vs. sidepiece’ to party buddies. Who woulda thunk it?!! That’s not necessarily the way this type of situation would normally turn out when dealing with so much past heartbreak and betrayal, but hey, I guess teamwork really does make the dream work.
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