Superstar Alicia Keys and her music mogul husband Swizz Beatz sat down with Vibe Magazine for it’s 2nd annual global issue. The couple agreed to a joint interview over lunch and a released excerpt describe their first meeting…or their second depending on how you look at it.
“It was the craziest thing,” says (Kaseem) Dean, leaning forward in his chair. “We had a work lunch with some people, and I get home and look in the back pocket—”
“My credit card was in his pocket,” Keys ﬁnishes the story, eyes wide. “Why was my credit card in his pocket?”
“One explanation might be that he’d grabbed it by accident when they split the check, but that would be too prosaic. They saw the credit card debacle as a sign, the ﬁrst of many. Well, second, if you count the time, 14 years ago, when they ﬁrst met and Dean tried unsuccessfully to get her number from his friend. “It wasn’t our time yet,” he says with a smile.”
Despite their rosy and seemingly loving relationship the couple has been plagued by cheating rumors on the part of Swizz.
Most recently a hip hop site published a story alleging Swizz has been intimate with his ex-wife Mashonda. Reportedly Mashonda is “keeping track of every rendezvous with her ex-hubby to be penned as part of tell-all memoir titled Death of a Mermaid.”
Both parties have since spoke out against the allegations,
“I have no interest in married men! It’s Never been my thing,” tweeted Mashonda. Of course the tweet could be taken a swipe to Alicia who indeed began dating Swizz while he was technically a married man.
Swizz also responded, “Much respect to @allhiphopcom for taking down them false ass story’s real people do real things.”
Will Swizz and Alicia ever move past these rumors?