LOS ANGELES, (RUSHPRNEWS) July 9, 2008- As previously reported by Yo!Raps, word on the street has been that Alicia Keys broke up Swizz Beatz’s marriage to R&B newcomer Mashonda. In a recent interview with Vibe Magazine, Mashonda sat down and dished on the Alicia Keys rumors and the state of her marriage to the hip-hop beat maker/rapper.
According to reports, Swizz had denied any personal involvement with Alicia Keys, despite many rumors stating the contrary. When asked about Ms. Keys, Mashonda said, “For legal issues I can’t discuss, but eventually I will. I just want people to understand that in January 2008 at my birthday party, in my eyes my husband and I seemed perfectly happy. Hip-Hop Weekly did an exclusive, and things were fine. Whatever happened after that, I wasn’t aware. I didn’t know about anything, it was a rude awakening. I feel like I gave too much already, but just know I am in no way shape or form using what is going on to push my music. The media is creating a scandal, and I’m creating music, it’s not apart of each other.”
When asked about being Swizz’s ex-wife, Mashonda said that she is not officially his ex because they are still in the early stages and have not even filed for a legal separation.
“Maybe it’s a break, I don’t know,” said Mashonda of the uncertain state of her marriage. “I don’t know if sh*t will ever be the same, and I don’t honestly see how it could. Maybe this is God saying we need to do us for a minute, and I’m not pushing for anything but peace at this point. I’m not wanting him to crawl back and I’m not on his heels. All I want is peace and to be on decent terms for our son.”
Swizz and Mashonda separated in April of this year. The former couple’s only child, Kasseem Jr., was born in January of 2007.
– By Erin McMillon