Alicia Keys: “We Are Doing What Is Best For The Children”

Alicia Keys: "We Are Doing What Is Best For The Children"

Musical mama Alicia Keys looks beautiful on the cover of the new issue of Essence magazine. In the interview, the normally private singer opens up about family life, dishing on the joys of marriage and motherhood – and putting to rest those rumors of an affair.

On her husband Swizz Beatz (born Kasseem Dean) and their 6 1/2-month-old son Egypt: “I was very closed for a long time. But I feel so open now. To feel open like this means you’ve found the center in yourself. You’re not hiding; you’re not worried about anything. Everything’s going to be just fine.”

On her step-children (Swizz has three kids from previous relationships): “‘Kasseem is very present in his children’s lives. I wouldn’t be able to love him otherwise. We are doing what is best for the children.”

On Swizz’s ex-wife Mashonda’s allegations that Alicia broke up their marriage: “We didn’t start seeing each other until months after they had separated. I was aware of all the false things that were being said about me it definitely hurt.”

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  1. Anonymous

    She’s a liar. She hooked up with a married man regardless of his “separation” I will never look at her the same. She sat back and watched this man dog his 1st wife, and parads around like she’s better than her. After she pays off his debts, he’ll be singing “On To The Next One”

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    • Anonymous

      please get over it cause you or nobody else in this world is perfect so you need to stop judging cause only GOD has that power to do that ..and so let him without sin cast the first stone

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      • Victoria

        Disagreeing with someone’s choices is not judging them.

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        • Anonymous

          Excuse me, but calling someone a liar is judging them. Saying someone thinks they’re better than someone else is judging them. Predicting the outcome of someone elses life is judging it. Alicia is not a liar. Just because Mashonda THINKS Alicia broke her marriage up does not make it true. Much much respect for Alicia. Glad she told her side whether anyone believes her or not. Before it was she’s not saying anything because she’s guilty, well now that she has told her side some people say still say she’s lying. She can’t seem to win either way. Believe what you want, she’s not a liar.

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    • lilkunta

      @ 2:20a : Based on his repeated cheating I too think he will cheat on AK.
      It was what 6mo after his/M’s son was born that he cheated. AK/K just reached 6mo so expect the cheating soon. Or will Ak follow him to London, Dubai, Cali, & all the other places to prevent cheating?

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      • alicia keys fan

        we don’t know the whole thing or the circumstances surrounding their relationship but i got sad about this that AK hooked up with Swiss Beats whose (from the way i see it…) is a womanizer. a womanizer will always be a womanizer unless he starts fearing God. the man is addicted to women… i pity AK. coz yes i expect cheating soon. whew…

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  2. hopeso

    She is a super Lady!

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  3. Anonymous

    Well Alicia&Swizz it doesn’t matter what anyone has to say because youhave more than one person that loves you and care. you have your fans, and your family that is all that matters. So kep your head up and ignore what outsiders have to say. you are BEAUTIFUL .

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  4. Victoria

    On a seperate, non-judgemental note, I’ll just say that seperated doesn’t mean divorced. So many people go off into other relationships when a person has not fully divorced their partner, and it makes for alot of trouble. Emotions can be a very powerful thing, and a vast majority of these people have invested alot of time and emotion into their relationships and when it comes to those emotions and feelings it can be very fragile and complicated.

    But at the end of the day I’m not going to judge anyone or be annoyed by them (I can’t stand when people say that people they’ve never met before and don’t affect their lives in any way bug them) or hold it over their heads for the rest of their lives.

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  5. Anonymous

    Some of you people get on these websites just to judge and talk badly about these stars. Who knows what really went down? Alicia said that she did not start seeing this man until he was separated from his wife. Just because his wife said otherwise that makes Alicia a liar? Please get a life. What is meant to be will definitely be. If she is happy with him then I am happy for her.

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    • Anonymous

      @anon may 14 5:28pm If AK was seeing him after he had separated, why was she hiding? She threw him the party @ Guggenheim but banned photos & camera phones. She wouldnt sit next to him at industry events.
      These are actions fo a guilty person.
      I believe AK was knowingly dating a married man. Not because of what Mashonda says but becuase of her actions.

      7 how is Kaseeem”very involved and present” in his kids lives? His daughter lives in London. Is he flying over there every weekend? BullshI*t.
      K cheated on M when their son was 6mo so expect K to cheat on you as well AK.
      SUperwoman you arent! KARMA will get you!

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    • Anonymous

      @anon may 14 5:28pm If AK was seeing him after he had separated, why was she hiding? She threw him the party @ Guggenheim but banned photos & camera phones. She wouldnt sit next to him at industry events.
      These are actions of a guilty person.
      I believe AK was knowingly dating a married man. Not because of what Mashonda says but bc of her actions.

      7 how is Kaseeem”very involved and present” in his kids lives? His daughter lives in London. Is he flying over there every weekend? Bullsh|t.
      K cheated on M when their son was 6mo so expect K to cheat on you as well AK.
      SUperwoman you arent! KARMA will get you!

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    • Anonymous

      @anon may 14 5:28pm If AK was seeing him after he had separated, why was she hiding? She threw him the party @ Guggenheim but banned photos & camera phones. She wouldnt sit next to him at industry events.
      These are actions of a guilty person.
      I believe AK was knowingly dating a married man. Not because of what Mashonda says but bc of her actions.

      7 how is Kaseeem”very involved and present” in his kids lives? His daughter lives in London. Is he flying over there every weekend? Bull.
      K cheated on M when their son was 6mo so expect K to cheat on you as well AK.
      SUperwoman you arent! KARMA will get you!

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    • lilkunta

      @ anon 5:28p So bc Ak said it it is tru? Y should be believe her and not M ?

      I believe AK was knowingly dating a married man. Not because of what Mashonda says but bc of her actions. The actions are:
      If AK was seeing him after he had separated, why was she hiding?
      1)AK wouldnt sit next to him at industry events back in summer/fall 2007 when the affair started bc she knew she was wrong.
      2) AK threw him the party @ Guggenheim in 2009, but banned photos & camera phones. These are actions of a guilty person.

      Also how is Kaseeem”very involved and present” in his kids lives? His only daughter Nicole [u know, the one he had in may 20008, so not only was K cheating on his wife w Jahna, he was cheatong on his mistress Jahna w AK!) lives in London. Is he flying over there every weekend? Bull.

      K cheated on M when their son was 6mo so expect K to cheat on you as well AK.
      SUperwoman you arent! KARMA will get you!

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  6. lilkunta

    @ anon 5:28p So bc Ak said it it is tru? Y should be believe her and not M ?

    I believe AK was knowingly dating a married man. Not because of what Mashonda says but bc of her actions. The actions are:
    If AK was seeing him after he had separated, why was she hiding?
    1)AK wouldnt sit next to him at industry events back in summer/fall 2007 when the affair started bc she knew she was wrong.
    2) AK threw him the party @ Guggenheim in 2009, but banned photos & camera phones. These are actions of a guilty person.

    Also how is Kaseeem”very involved and present” in his kids lives? His only daughter Nicole [u know, the one he had in may 20008, so not only was K cheating on his wife w Jahna, he was cheatong on his mistress Jahna w AK!) lives in London. Is he flying over there every weekend? B u | |.

    K cheated on M when their son was 6mo so expect K to cheat on you as well AK.
    Superwoman you arent! KARMA will get you!

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  7. Anonymous

    Alot of celebrities have been in this situation. I think it’s bound to happen in show business, when you work so closely with someone, whether it be music or movies, you develop a connection that maybe you werent expecting to happen, it just happens.
    But I think what makes people alittle more upset with AK’s situation is that her image always seemed to be so “girl power” and “sisterhood of women”. So to even be accused of something like this (whether it’s true or not) makes her come off as a bit phony, definately not something you would expect from someone like her.
    And as far as Swizz goes… once a cheater always a cheater… lets not forget the baby girl he fathered in London (while he was married to Moshonda).
    I dont understand why she even fell for this guy, I liked her with Common…
    But hey, nobodys perfect… SHOCKER!

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  8. Anonymous

    This is the same woman that sung “Super Woman”, how can a super woman get involved with a married man? He admitted his adulterous affair to his 1st wife on Mother’s day. I so hope Alica knew what she was doing getting involved with this guy. Everyone in New York knows his long record on “cheating”. She also forgot to mention that she’s paying for all of his child support, alimony, and 2.6 million dollars he owes to the IRS. I hope she gor a prenuptual agreement. Love is’nt that blind!!

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