Alicia Keys and Mashonda have finally made peace, years after the latter accused the singer of snatching her husband, the producer Swizz Beatz.
Yesterday, Alicia Keys announced the arrival of her new album with a new single, ‘Blended Family’ and in her Instagram post, the Grammy Award-winning singer gave a shout out to her husband’s ex wife, Mashonda.
Alicia Keys said:
“My new song Blended Family (What You Do For Love) will be available everywhere at Midnight. I’m so excited for you to hear this song. It means so much to me and our whole family. The understanding, compassion and support we’ve found is a powerful testament to the healing that comes when we choose love. Especially for the kids… the most important part of our lives. Celebrating@mashondatifrere for our commitment to each other with support and true growth.”
You see, Mashonda and Alicia Keys had one of the most bitter feud in entertainment history. In 2009, Mashonda confronted Alicia Keys over a post the latter made, saying: “My concern with [Alicia Keys] is no longer the fact that she assisted in destroying a family but that she has the audacity to make these selfish comments about love and wanting to be with someone, even after knowing their situation.”
“You have no idea how much pain I was caused because of this affair. If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage.”
The bitter confrontation led to Keys being branded a ‘homewrecker’. It affected her brand massively and her husband Swizz Beatz would always rise to her defence on social media.
Now, for the first time, Mashonda has spoken to Alicia Keys, and it is simply of peace this time.
“I’m BEYOND proud of the work that the three of us most consciously applied to bettering ourselves for each other and our children’s sake. This is only the beginning for us. And, it feels so good! Blessings to you @aliciakeys@therealswizzz“