It's wild -- nearly 5 years ago, Mashonda wrote a nasty open letter to Alicia in the wake of her divorce from Swizz, blaming Alicia for taking part in the affair that destroyed her marriage and family.From the letter, you'd think Mashonda and Alicia would be enemies for life -- but the photos tell a much different story. The reported about a year ago, in October, 2008, that Alicia had broken up with Beatz, a music producer, after she learned that he was still with his wife when they first started dating.Apparently Beatz swore up and down to Alicia that he was separated when they hooked up but he was still living with his wife and infant son at the time.But with pics of the two surfacing on vacay together, throwing birthday parties for each other, and cell phone kissy pics leaking, the evidence piled up. Swizz has said in interviews he had no longer felt "close" or married to Mashonda in his mind and heart.Now, Alicia tells Mashonda said the oppsite though in plenty of interviews, very public Twitter rants, and even on the reality show "Love & Hip Hop." Maybe the definition of "separated" is the issue. But still, Mashonda has maintained that she and Swizz had just had a baby and were still sexually involved and no papers were served when Swizz and Alicia started dating--she had no clue he wanted a divorce.Not to mention that I’ve reached out to her many times in the beginning of this whole thing, as any wife would do.Unfortunately, I never succeeded in getting a response.” The Harlem native goes on to describe her first encounter with Keys by way of an introduction from Swizz himself.
Alicia married Swizz, real name Kasseem Dean, in July last year in Corsica while she was six months pregnant with his child.
Meanwhile Beatz’s soon to be ex-wife wants us to know that it’s not true that her marriage was already over when Alicia Keys stepped in and stole her man.
Singer Mashonda has penned one of the best “wife to the other woman” rebuttals that I’ve ever read.
Keys always recalls some advice Oprah Winfrey told her for many years: Alicia and Swizz are now extremely happy with their baby boy Egypt, who was named after the African country since that is where Alicia visited years ago when she wanted to relieve the pressures of success and fame.
And Mashonda has always maintained that Swizz is a great father to all 4 of his kids. Up until about a month ago I thought I was madly in love ....