Swizz Beatz is finally coming clean about his relationship with Alicia Keys.
The pair have been trying to keep their thing on the low for months, but Swizz confirmed their coupledom to the New York Daily News. He’d been trying to keep it quiet for a while because he said that what he has with Alicia is “so precious.”
The producer definitely didn’t leave much to the imagination during his verse in the remix of Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” when he rapped: “Yeah, she say she wanna treat me like a king/I get big gifts so the money ain’t a damn thing/She gave me a party at the Guggenheim/What’s next? The ring? The baby?/She really loves me!” He also made mention of women cooking him breakfast naked.
Swizz said that Alicia, did throw him a birthday party at the museum, but that they’re not taking the next steps just yet.
“We’re nowhere near ready for a baby or a ring," he told the Daily News. ”This whole song is not about Alicia. The part about her cooking breakfast for me naked—she never done that for me." That leaves us to wonder exactly who the rest of his part was about.
We don’t know that any part of his verse would have been written about his estranged wife Mashonda, who is also a singer. They’re in the middle of a nasty divorce.
"He’s been tightening the screws on her," one of the Mashonda’s friends said. "It’s becoming intolerable. Meanwhile, she’s seen the charges for jewelry he’s bought Alicia in France."
Mashonda told us earlier this year that after the heat went out at their home in Westchester, New York, Swizz refused to fix it. However, one of Swizz’s people paints a different picture.
“The house is 30,000 square feet. The heat didn’t work in one wing, not where Mashonda and Dean slept,” they told the Daily News. “Swizz had been paying all of their bills. On top of that, he was giving her $5,000 a week. His advisers felt that was too much, so now he pays her $3,500 a month, on top of the bills.”
According to the Daily News, offers for a settlement have been put on the table, but no agreement has been reached yet.
– Sonya Eskridge