Mashonda Responds to Alicia Keys Again in New Interview


By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

The Mashonda and Alicia Keys beef is back on and the showdown is basically coming down to interviews. As we recently reported, Alicia Keys stroke a nerve in Mashonda when she denied having an affair with Swizz Beatz while he was married to Mashonda. In an interview with Jet Magazine, the singer claims that Swizz and Mashonda were separated and had not been together for a while before she and Swizz began a romantic relationship. In fact, she claims that Mashonda made up the rumors as an attempt to try to bring her down. Mashonda took to her Twitter account a couple of days after the comments began to make their way to the urban gossip blogs, and once again stood by her claims and alleged that Alicia Keys was not being honest in her interview with Jet Magazine.

And because this saga is never ending, Swizz Beatz also took to his Twitter account to address his feelings about Mashonda’s recent tweets and dig at his wife, and he took some time to shade his ex wife. Swizz seems to think that Mashonda is just “hating” on him and Alicia Keys’ marriage.

Looks like the Jet Magazine interview has opened up the door to a situation that finally seemed to be turning civil, as Mashonda just did another interview to respond to Alicia Keys’ recent comments.

She tells Global Grind:

“Not much surprises me anymore when it comes to this situation. I truly thought that everyone’s priority was the well being of the children involved. I don’t see the sense in throwing oil on a fire, it just takes us back to point A. The Jet interview just added insult to injury. I can’t figure out how this makes us better. How is it a positive, humanitarian gesture? But artists must protect their reputation and I get that.

There have been many stabs and shots taken, thankfully they don’t bother me the way they used to. I’ve never lied about one thing involving the demise of my marriage. No, we were not “apart” or separated, and that’s just a fact that can be proven in many ways. Blessings have a way of disguising themselves. This situation has helped me to understand life and what really matters.”

Mashonda also reveals how she’s been able to cope with the affair and the end of her marriage:

“There is a level of humiliation and criticism that the average person wouldn’t be able to conceive, it really altered my life, but gave me a super thick skin. It’s been a roller coaster ride. I’ve lost weight, gained weight, lost some hair and almost lost hope and mental focus. For months I saw a therapist because I needed someone to assist me in putting the pieces back together. There was a lot of stress and pain, it’s been challenging. I’ve found ways to cope and not get consumed in a dark space. You have to take care of yourself and move forward. In my case, I have a child and live for him. I have a purpose and I won’t give up on it.”


  1. Mashonda doesn’t have to say another thing about this. Most of us believe her. There’s no need to respond every time Alicia Keys tells another lie. Let karma do what it does and move on boo.

  2. This is getting stupid. I know this can’t be good for the kids. Alicia needs to keep her mouth shut on the subject and show a little respect after all she’s done.

  3. honestly, allicia keys is the one who broke up her marriage and slept with her husband, so she can talk about this as long as she pleases.

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