In the June 2011 issue of ESSENCE magazine, cover girl Alicia Keys speaks out against those scandalous homewrecker accusations--years after they began.YBF first broke the news of Alicia and Swizz's relationship back in 2007, with most people not believing it as Swizz was still very much married to Mashonda.For over 3 years, Alicia Keys has been branded a homewrecker ever since she first started dating her now-husband Swizz Beatz.After news broke that Swizzy was still very much married to his wife, at the time, Mashonda Tifrere, Alicia remained quiet for years about being the woman who allegedly broke up Swizz and Mashonda's relationship. Alicia finally defends herself for the first time when you read on....Alicia Keys has done something pretty unprecedented, folks.Her newest song, “Blended Family (What You Do For Love)” is a tribute to Mashonda Tifrere, hubby Swizz Beats’s ex-wife, Tifrere’s son, Kasseem Dean Jr., and the importance of putting aside contention for the sake of your family. Keys discussed the song’s meaning on social media and via her website before it was released early this morning.“My new song Blended Family (What You Do For Love) will be available everywhere at Midnight. It means so much to me and our whole family,” she said. Celebrating Mashonda for our commitment to each other with support and true growth.”The song features A$AP Rocky (who shares his own unique family story) and most times, is addressed to Kasseem, affirming the singer’s love of him (“I may not really be ya mother, but that don’t mean I don’t really love ya”) as well as the support he has in his blended family.I remember hearing that Alicia Keys, 28, was dating a guy named Swizz Beatz and that he was married.
Singer Mashonda has penned one of the best “wife to the other woman” rebuttals that I’ve ever read.
You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues.
Issues that you helped to create…”Keys would eventually respond to the drama by saying that she started dating Swizz while he and Tifrere were separated.
Tifrere shared the news of the song on her social media: Tonight, at midnight, the world will experience our journey through song .
“Blended Family” is a true testament of love, growth and healing. Blessings to you @aliciakeys @therealswizzz #whatyoudoforlove #blend #blendedfamily #love #family A photo posted by Mashonda (@mashondatifrere) on Swizz Beatz also praised the progress he, along with Keys and Tifrere, have made over the years.