Mashonda Airs Out Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys' Marriage

Swizz Beatz's ex-wife Mashonda takes to a magazine to air out the details of Swizz and Alicia Keys' relationship.

Super producer Swizz Beatz's ex-wife Mashonda Tifere recently took to the pages of Sister 2 Sister Magazine to air out some of Swizz and wife Alicia Keys' family business. Mashonda told the magazine that Swizz and Keys' relationship began right after the birth of their son while she was still married to the producer. She added that the only reason she continues to talk about the issue is that she hopes she can help other women in the same situation help to deal with infidelity in a more positive manner than she was able to manage it.

"We were married," she said. "Sleeping in the same bed and having sex every night while he was seeing Alicia. Okay? It was an affair. 100 percent. I don’t know why people want to change that rule so much. We had just had a kid, for crying out loud. Our child was 8 months. I found out about Alicia two days before my son turned 1. They had been doing their thing for months before that." (

She added that, "People ask me why am I still talking about this and why don’t I just leave it alone. I’m like, this is going to help somebody. My story is a universal thing. This is not just something that only happened to me: This happens to women every day. Mine was just ugly. If I can help the next woman get through and be positive, then I’m going to talk about it." (

Mashonda also said that Keys has been asking her son and Swizz's other child from prior relationships to call her "umi," which is "mommy" in Arabic. Mashonda says that she has no problem with Keys wanting to act as a step-mother to her son, but she feels that having him call her by that name could be unfair and confusing to the child. She also says that he has emailed Keys about the issue, but Keys has yet to respond.

"My son told me [that she told him to call her 'umi']," she explained. "I sent [Keys] an email and asked her to please respect what I am to him and it’s not right for her to think that is okay. She never replied. She doesn’t reply to me. She has never given me that respect...It is so unfair to the child. I have [also] been in contact with the little girl's mother [from England]. She’s a young girl. She’s a spiritual girl. She apologized to me… I don’t even judge her. I can’t. She’s totally different than [Keys]. [Keys] other one knew. Alicia knew about me 100 percent. Swizz introduced me at prior events. They were signed to the same record company. She knew. And I emailed her and asked her to stop doing what she was doing and she disregarded me. Just like she disregarded me when I asked her to not have my son thinking it was okay to call her 'umi.'You’re not his umi. You just met my son." (


  • Bobbie

    Take it from the old school, what goes around comes around, krama is a bitch, what he did to his wife, and how Alicia got him, someone will take him from her the same way. Alicia just wanted him for the money, if she drop two kids, and get divorce she will get more, just take note at these Hollywood women. Mashonda, she is beautiful, and talented, God will bless her and i hope with someone that will love her and her son. He has a disability, and i pray that God will take care of them. God don't like ugly. Give yo and example, a lady ran off with a man of mine many years ago, we had broken up, but at the same time she knew about me. If he had not been such a male whore, we could have made it. He did her worst in the long run. I did not hate her, but like Mashonda said, this bitch knew about me also. It is what it is, and she to this day don't want to see me, because i owe her an ass kicking. It's been over 30 years, but it is what it is. If i saw her, i probably would slap the shit out of her, or better yet tell her, i glad it was you and not me(LOL).

  • Anonymous

    Let no man put assander that which God has put together.It's really sad that AK would do such a thing especially since there was a child involved. Take heart Mashonda, don't think about revenge, let God be you're avenger. That's what happens when people stop looking up to The Lord God Almighty and start following the gods of this world. The law "DO WHAT THY WILT" is not from the Holy Bible unfortunately most celebrities abide by it. The result is selfishness as clearly depicted by Alicia Keys.

  • Anonymous

    Move on Mashonda, Swizz can't keep his dick in his pants when he sees other women. You are better off out of it. Once a cheat always a cheat. He needs to learn a lesson women are not hit and run objects with no feeling. You don't need to wake up to that ugly disrespectful soab. Alicia is blind. Good luck girl!!!

  • Cierra Harris

    Moshonda i would just hang in there girl u are a strong woman to have to go through things like this just think of it like this sometimes we women fail to realize that its the man fault. Look we cant just get ready to fight the woman bc ur man doing wrong we have to realize if ur husband would do something like that to u then he not worth ur time and take it as a lesson learn ladies if your man's big enough to make this mistake then leave u for the next woman well the next woman just got ur rebound and what he has done to u he will do the same to her it could even be worst!!!!GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY!!! Some people need to read the bible...a living Shame!!!


    Don't worry Moshonda, if your story is true? their marriage won't last. Adultery is a sin. Love can not be built on it. You spoke your peace. Let it go! let God deal with 'em Ms Lady. There are still good men out there. Just like I know there are good woman out there too.Leave it in Gods hands please.Lol.

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  • bebe

    This woman needs to let go and move on. It appears that she is even going as far as to question the child about what happens when he is with his dad. I mean, I can't imagine a 2 yr old child coming home and saying mommy, she wants me to call her umi. Yes, cheating is a universal thing. You aren't the first and you won't be the last. You keep talking about it is not helping anyone; most of all it is not helping you. The man has moved on and remarried to one of the most beautiful and famous woman in the world--in actuality what can you talking about him cheating on you really do to change that fact? Seems all have moved on except for the ex wife and that is so sad.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. How's talking about your husband leaving you for another woman going to help some other woman? I think she just hasn't completely gotten over it and can't help talking about it. I think she keeps talking about it to help herself, not other women.

  • lankaistai

    let it go, mashonda sweetheart let it go baby, the damage s already done, swizzy and alicia already messed up, just let it go and move on, by the way, i loved your january joy album,i still bump it to this day

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  • franco

    this site is turning into worldstarhiphop. Just a bunch of hating ass trol nothing to do or say.

  • Karla J. Clay

    I feel that both Swizz and Alicia was wrong, but this ex-wife must go let it go. You know why? Swizz is going to do Alicia the same way. This sounds like a sickness with him, and it is stupid to have a baby with him. I love Alicia and I will hate to see her get hurt.

  • MP

    Swizz Beats is the real one at fault here. This dude could've broke everything off the right way & came out at least a little smoother than this. If he wanted Alicia so bad, he should have broke it of with Mashonda first instead of cheating on her. A lot of these dudes think they're slick, but don't realize that they're playing with other peoples emotions. Ain't no fury like a woman's scorn. And besides, how did this funny looking dude get either of these two women in the first place?

    • swizziswack

      it all comes down to the courage of the man yo with or without cheating man some men are just too pussy to tell a woman the truth and break shit off swizz is like the poster child for fucking vaginas that make REAL men look like assholes to our women. fuck that atari beat makin nigga

  • ronni

    waw this is crazy, i now look at keys in a different light

  • Anonymous

    shit seems these people taking marriage to casually man..she probably has moved on with her life while at the same time, you may have to look back and air out things that are'nt quite right for the sake of others

  • Anonymous

    man..swizz beatz be pullin bad bitches...he starting to look like Joe Budden and shit..but Joey not gettin them superstar sexy girls and he not gettin none of them

  • Anonymous

    how come alicia never talks about being the other woman, instead oF always singing about being the hurt??

  • Bill Real Jones

    hard luck dey Mashondaaaa lixxx

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    Bittah... Bittah... Bittah....

  • anadja

    Her 'story' I think has more to do with getting some press by talking about Alicia. She sounds like she still wants this man who cheated on her, lied to her face and broke their marriage vows because all I hear is Alicia, Alicia, Alicia. While she forgives the 'spiritual' other woman for the same. Sounds like she is trying to ride Aicia's coattails to make a bigger name for herself. I think its time she gets over it...she should not let Swizz or Alicia take her self esteem to such a low level. Because this is pretty low and classless.

    • just to let you know "shawty"

      instead of being shocked by her so called "press stunt" im surprised you're not bout the other woman move who broke her marriage


    it goes to show you just a artist(Alicia keys) does music to uplift hurting woman doesnt mean they practice what they preach in there music i met alot of so called politically correct rappers in person and alot of them niggas is fake yall know who yall are... im siding with Mashonda

  • dontgiveafuck.

    fuck yall ! to me it sounds like Mashonda is hurted in her feelings which is quite understandable. Alicia Keys made a super bitch move and Swizz acted like a fuckin dog ! when yall will understand cheating is a betrayal to the woman/man next to you, and sometimes to your kid when you have one ! black people need to wake up and step their game up ! barack made a political and social change now it's time for the rest of the community to follow the lead and act like some respectable human beings rather like a bunch of fuckin animals caged in zoo !

  • Me003

    Mashonda and 50 must be friends. Mashonda you forgot to add the bit about when you were pregnant with your first child - you had a miscarriage and Swizz had a woman pregnant at the same time you were. You did name the baby and you and that mother are close. You still married him. And he did the same thing to you that he did to her. what else were you expected. Alicia Keys on the other hand I use to like so much, now I don't even want to listen to her music. Swiss I NEVER listened to him - Swiss who?

    • Anonymous

      If your a female I feel you if your a male you a pussy ass nigga a keys ain't break my home so Ima bump her shit forever and a day

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  • vargo05

    Alicia is really showing what kind of hypocrite she really is. She makes songs like "A Woman's Worth", "Superwoman", "Lesson Learned", etc, but then pulls this kind of shit. It seems the lyrics she writes don't really mean shit to her and she's really proving to be the opposite of the image she's tried to portray. Not only that, but what kind of woman gets involved with a man that cheats? Do you think that shit just changes? Or they aren't gonna do it to you? People are fucking stupid. Not to mention Swizz Beatz is an ugly mother-fucker. As far as Mashonda goes........move on. Raise your kid the way you want to and if AK/SB are doing something detrimental, handle it with them like an adult. Take the high road.

  • clean_up_mane

    Gimme a week with Mashonda, and she won't even be trippin' off Swizzy no more!

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  • Monday

    "Respect me?" "Acknowledge my reply?" Woman you took the phoney childs way out by e-mailing her. It's obvious you can call or see her face to face. Address your issues then. Grow up!

  • H2O_atlanta

    Mashonda, these lil blogs are cool to talk on but whatever you do next, don't go on This Is 50 with it.

  • kirkseyrea

    ain't no double standard when it comes to "so called celebrities". if this was an ordinary joe (husband) who cheated on his wife while they was still legally married, all hell would have broke loose on this site about what kind of dog this man is, how trifing he his, he deserve to be punish, all tight of shit. but since it "swizz beats" it's okay... his wife needs to air his foul azz out. and he acting like it's all good that he did. better be glad mashonda ain't no relation to me.....

  • obatron1

    Simple solution fellas...DON'T GET MARRIED. Have one, have two, hell have a whole stable of 'em but don't handcuff yourself by way of marriage.

  • Amperage

    keys keys keys... bumblebees. lol @ "you're not his umi".

  • Chupps

    If this wasn't Alicia and Swizz i feel that people would think differently. Actually, they'd think normally because this was an affair. Albeit the marriage didn't seem perfect, they were still married and hadn't split up. That's called a rough patch, not an excuse to find someone new. I'm not pointing the finger or blaming a side because you can't control these things sometimes, they just happen. But Mashonda has every right to be angry or at least disapprove of their relationship, and no one else can judge her for that because she didn't do anything wrong. Still, she's a grown woman so she should just keep her head up and move on because Swizz clearly has.




    First off --> Mashonda you NEVER deal with the "other" woman. You need to be dealing with your ex-husband. Its pretty obvious that they BOTH did not respect your marriage. personally - I've lost all respect for Alicia. I think she showed her character when she purposely dated a married man. not good.

  • Whiterthanmost

    You see Timmy, sometimes peoples fall out of love...

  • AlisaReshea

    from the beginning we've never known what Swizz was telling Alicia. Mashonda keeps saying they were still sleeping 2gether as man and wife BUT they were no longer living 2gether as man and wife. She keeps leaving that part out. I'm not in any way saying him starting a new relationship while still married, but come on, who waits until the divorce is final to move on? Mashonda needs to take responsibility for allowing him to continue to take advantage of still sexing her...she's not stupid.

  • pico presi

    Yo! You look mad desperate Ma! Even if you have valid points, airing out personal biz on sister 2 sister just makes you look like you had a power drink made of: sour grapes, salt, and a big ass bag of sour pours from the hood ice cream truck! I just cant be mad a swizzy cus man... He got Miss Keys mane. imagine keys swiveling on your knob every night dogg? What a wonderful way to end a hard days work! HAHAHAHAHA. play on playa.. she need to listen to that new marsha ambrosious song "salt lake city, just a lil bitter..."

    • shehatesyellowink

      This world is sooo desensitized to anything that ever had any meaning that it is disgusting!!! Married is married!! If someone steps into the situtation it doesnt make a diff what the husband or wife in the sitch "says" married means "stay the hell away from this person until such a time as they are NOT somebody elses' spouse. I've never been a fan of SB I was a fan of AKeys however this is ugly, low class, typical and very common. And for anyone who agrees with that type of behavior I am certain that you are all of the above as well. Classy women DON'T sleep with other womens husbands. And REAL men dont sleep with another mans wife! If Masonda airs from now until thats her right! They wronged her and e mail WAS appropriate-telling my child to call ANYBODY "mommy" besides me would be grounds for a city red thru a window or to face on the grounds of insanity. People better realize there's a better way to do things. Why must EVERYBODY be soo sooo TACKY!!! GAK!

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  • Kelly

    When is this psycho broad going to move on? I mean really she is pathetic. Ugggghhhhh!!

  • B.Pumper GAPE!

    Sorry but sooner or later after this baby is born Alicia is gonna leave Swizz one way or the other...I'm not so sure how long she will be able to put up with this unless she fucks around on Swizz has a baby with some other producer or rapper after her child is born...Either way this doesn't look too good for Swizz...I don't see this lasting for him at all...

    • Kamille Mosberg

      Personally this woman is still hurt and rightfully so.Alicia was wrong and so is swiss and karma is going too slam these two so hard in the face.Also black people need to stop slamming each other amid intentionally hurting one another.ALICIA THE TABLE HAS BEEN SET YOU ARE NOW MARRIED TO THIS MAN !!!!!!!! Brace yourself karma is coming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Franco

      Publicity stunt? Their relationship is relatively private... they gained nothing from this relationship career-wise. People only caught on after the controversy.

    • Mese

      I so agree! this is not going to last, it was a publicity stunt if you ask me, the industry do things their own way, i wouldnt be surprised if the powers that be suggested this, i am seriously into the, and believe that there are hidden agendas.

  • Tbo via Bmore

    she aint tryna help people out. shes tryna get publicity. go home trick!

    • Anonymous02

      People always talk about how karma is going to get somebody back, as if they were innocent themselves. Ever stop to think that what happened to Mashonda is a result of karma? She was fooling around with Swizz while another woman was pregnant with his child. Oh and Mashonda, how exactly are you "helping" anyone out? This type of thing happens everyday and we hear about it all the time. Your story is nothing new. Get over it and move on.

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