No One Expected What Swizz Exposed After Fans Rehash Mistress Claims About Alicia Keys
It’s been 8 years since Alicia Keys married her husband/music producer, Swizz Beatz. It has also been 8 years since he divorced his ex-wife and mother of his kids, Mashonda, to marry Alicia. It’s been 9 years since Mashonda publicly blasted Alicia Keys for “destroying” her family. Fast forward to today though and fans are refusing to let the “A Woman’s Worth” singer forget her past worth as her husband’s former “mistress” and Swizz is clappin’ back somethin’ serious! But get this, he’s doing so with his ex-wife, Mashonda. If you’re a tad baffled by all of this, we understand, but read on for further clarity into this love fest.
What Has Fans Riled Up
Keys has been labeled a “home wrecker” by fans for several years now. However, that backlash has simmered down in more recent years, especially after Mashonda clearly forgave her for reportedly cheating with her then husband. Therefore, the harsh reaction Keys received on Wednesday (Aug. 29) may have caught her off guard.
Swizz and Keys were married on July 31, 2010 and are currently celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary in Egypt. What was supposed to be an uplifting and joyous social media celebration, turned into an open invite for fans to throw shade at Alicia. Swizz Beatz shared a photo on Instagram of himself shielding Alicia from the hot Egypt sun with an umbrella, along with a message for men:
“Attention all men. You shouldn’t be jealous or upset if you have a queen that’s successful, smarter or better than you,” Swizz captioned. “What you should do is thank the most high or step your game up. I can’t stand to see brothers jealous of the lady they’re with, that sh*t is very weak. Ladies, keep doing you.”
That’s when everything went left for the Mr. and Mrs. all up and down social media timelines.
Fans Drag Keys After Anniversary Pics Go Viral
As soon as Swizz shared his touching anniversary post about Keys, fans were like ‘Yeah, that’s cool and all, but lets be real about your wife…and you.’ See some of the comments that were left online:
Swizz Responds… And Includes His Ex-Wife
After Swizz saw all the chatter fans were making about Alicia Keys being a home wrecker, he responded with the quickness. Not only did he defend the love of his life, Keys, he shut fans ALL the way down when he revealed that the former love of his life, Mashonda, was right there chillin’ with them in Egypt on their romantic anniversary get-away:
Here’s Mashonda in Egypt with Swizz and Alicia’s son:
And BOOM! Swizz drops mic, exits stage left.
Mashonda’s 2009 Open Letter Blasting Keys
To get a clear picture of just how far Mashonda, Alicia Keys, and Swizz have come in their current ‘Kum0ba-yah’ love triangle, here is part of Mashonda’s 2009 open letter to Keys:
“My concern with AK 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. How is this the same Superwoman that I sang out loud with in my truck? I ask myself sometimes. 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.”
“I read your tweets tonight and I felt they were very insensitive. You have no idea how much pain I was caused because of this affair. It’s baffling to me that you don’t understand what I might have gone through with this situation. I don’t consider myself a victim anymore, I’ve learned a lot from this! I just ask you to try and be a bit more realistic and delicate to the situation, at least until my divorce is final.” -Mashonda
Mashonda and Swizz have two sons together- born in 2004 and 2006. In May 2010 they divorced and also in May 2010, Swizz and Alicia announced they were engaged and that Alicia was already four months pregnant with their first son who was born in December 2010. They had their second son in 2014.
It’s definitely understandable why Mashonda was devastated, but she has proven to be a woman of commendable character. She’s forgiven and learned to love Keys as the mother of her children’s siblings. She also loves Swizz and Alicia’s children unconditionally.