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Mashonda’s Open Letter To Alicia Keys

The following was posted on by Mashonda, who is a professional singer and estranged wife of Hip-Hop artist Swizz Beatz. She wrote the open letter to Alicia Keys, who is allegedly involved in an intimate relationship with Swizz. Mashonda felt the need to get some things off her chest, as written below. After having a great evening with my son and enjoying some fun twit chat, I decided to sign off and get some work done. However, a few hours later I was advised that I should check @aliciakeys twit page (twitter). I’ve never reached out to her on twitter before. I feel our issues are a lot more serious than a website conversation. Not to mention that I’ve reached out to her many times in the beginning of this whole thing, as any wife would do. Unfortunately, I never succeeded in getting a response. The 1st time I meet AK, my husband introduced us to each other at an event. ( I have no choice but to call him my husband, until he is not anymore) In the messages that I sent to her (AK), I made it very clear that on the contrary of what she might be hearing, I am still married to my husband, living with him and just had a child. Its been two years and I still have not received a response. What I do receive, is constant displays of selfishness and disconcern to me and my son.

Mashonda’s “Back of Da Club”

I was a fan of AK’s last album, we were both signed to J Records and I always checked up on her projects. I sang her songs and admired her for creating Superwoman and Karma, I would never deny her, her talent. I believed in her until I found out she was possibly sleeping with my husband. The affair was denied by both, until it was finally admitted months later.Already I can hear some of you saying ” why are u blaming her, You cant make someone leave their wife, You cant break something thats broken”. Well, my marriage was not broken, as far as I knew we were celebrating our sons birth and getting ready to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary . Call it blind love, whatever. I call it being a devoted wife.. As far as me blaming her and not blaming him, thats false. Me and my husband have worked out our differences. We are in a good place as people and as parents. I accept his choices and I am comfortable enough with myself to move on. I am so very blessed in many ways.My concern with AK 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. How is this the same Superwoman that I sang out loud with in my truck? I ask myself sometimes.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. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create. Im not saying everything was perfect all the time but no relationship is perfect. We made a vow to God and I believe you should have respected that, as a woman. I know you owe me or my son nothing but I just wish you would’ve handled things more carefully. I’m not judging you, I put you and the whole situation in the hands of God, the Higher Power. Just know that as a woman, I expected so much more from you. I never had intentions on reaching out to you this way but after reading your twits tonight, and the constant disregard, you left me no choice. I feel that after 1 and a half years of you hiding this affair and acting like it doesnt exist, that now is the time to confront it, since you talk so openly about it nowThis is not a publicity stunt, I dont have a record coming out. I just need to close this chapter in my life and that means confronting our issues. There is a small child involved. His dad loves him to death and he wants to spend more time with him but hes afraid because he knows we don’t have a relationship. This is my main concern. My son NEEDS his dad and I NEED to be comfortable with you. For him!I know many will see my point and many will not be able to look into what’s real because they only want to see Alicia Keys the celebrity, not the human. This is not for the “people”, this is for you. Like I said I was left no choice but to reach out to you this way. By now, Im sure you want to find a balance in this as well.I read your tweets tonight and I felt they were very insensitive. You have no idea how much pain I was caused because of this affair. Its baffling to me that you don’t understand what I might have gone through with this situation. I dont consider myself a victim anymore, Ive learned alot from this! I just ask you to try and be a bit more realistic and delicate to the situation, at least until my divorce is final. I felt me attending the party would have been a starting point for us, since you shook my hand after I offered it, but I suppose I was wrong.If its so, that you and my husband are meant to be together, then God bless you both and I hope you never have to deal with what I did. I would not wish it on my worst enemy. If you two being together forever is the case, its more of a reason for us to get along, because I’m not going anywhere. Theres a child to be raised.To answer your tweet, choose smart over spark. Sparks burn everyone, be smart! Its simple actually, just think of the shoe being on the other foot.Stay blessed and lets work this thing out with respect and dignity.

27 Responses to “Mashonda’s Open Letter To Alicia Keys”

  1. mpanky

    Never thought AK would be a homewrecker.. It seems Mashonda is a much classier lady than AK will ever be. Good luck to her and her son.

    • Sonyafun

      How on earth can anyone look at Mashonda as classy after she publicly advertised her and two other people’s personal lives like this and she didn’t even stop to think of her own son?  So she worked out differences with him and they were in a good place as parents.  That’s nice.  There was no need to take to Twitter to sabatoge Ms Keys.  That was stupidity.  There’s more than one side to a story and at least the other side knows how to keep their mouth shut and not use public forums to discuss personal matters.  People do and say strange things in anger, even things that aren’t true.

      • Stefanie Jascot

        Well maybe ak should’ve thought of that before becoming a home wrecker. If she really cared about her public appearance she never would have done it. And the only reason she stayed quiet so long is cuz she had nothing to say that would’ve made her look better cuz she KNOWS what she did was wrong.

      • Sonyafun

        Thought of what? That an out of control jealous woman would take to twitter to accuse her of taking her husband when it was really pretty obvious, at least from his side that the marriage was over and there was no taking going on. And I didn’t say AK cared about her public appearance. Of course no one wants to, or at least most people don’t want to be a bad role model or example to others that look up to them, but one does have a personal life also that has to be attended to. She stayed quiet because she didn’t want the back and forth going on, which was very smart of her considering there are children involved. Alicia seems like a very wise person and there is not a doubt in my mind that she knows when she has done something wrong. I’m sure she can handle any mistakes she has made without public display or public input. Unfortunately I’m not so sure about the other parties involved.

      • redbone1064

        Sonyafun?…OMG how was Alicia wise? by not talking about how she came in between a marriage…of course she doesn’t want to talk about that…HER IMAGE…if they wanted to be together then SHE..AK could have waited till the divorce was final…sometimes about what you do and how you do it!!..THATS BEING WISE!!

      • redbone1064

        and trust…you would be jealous and or hurt as well if your ppls left you for another woman/or man..

      • Sonyafun

        Like I said, she was wise to keep her mouth shut because of the children and the back and forth there would have been with the ex who was rambling on to anyone who would listen. The only reason Alicia was drug through the mud was because of who she is and he left the ex for her. Mashonda knew of the other affiairs yet she just seemed to turn a blind eye to them because she didn’t have enough respect for herself to do anything about it and evidently just didn’t want to let him go. Let’s not forget the child who is only a year younger than Mashonda’s son. Oh yes, I believe Mashonda’s rationalizing that was the girl was young and didn’t know any better. No, I think what she really meant was well she is no threat to me because he’s not leaving me for her so who really cares. Seems as long as he was with Mashonda, he could pretty much do whatever he pleased but then that changed and he really left. Then the twitter. I’ve just got one question why would anyone go to a birthday party for their husband thrown by another woman and shake hands with her knowing she is sleeping with him? Seems a little strange to me. Alicia may not have done everything just right but she is definitely not the only one who was in the wrong. As for being jealous if this happened to me, of course I would have been hurt and jealous the FIRST time and EVERY time, not just the time he decided to leave with a famous person. What did she expect when she knew from the beginning of their relationship he was unfaithful?

    • NikkiNOminaj

      When I found out I stopped listening to her songs I’m married and I don’t can’t and won’t respect a home wrecker

  2. Bosede

    She lost me as a fan as well and I’ve supported her from the beginning. AK, you should be ashamed of yourself, that man was married, you should’ve waited until he resolved his issues within his marriage.

    • housenmousen not-foster hadid

      Of course you can. It is beyond childish to think that “love” is something instantaneous. If you find yourself attracted to someone who is in a relationship then back off – don’t give it a chance to turn into “love”. It is not for you, or anybody, to meddle in someone else’s relationship. All relationships have problems & no one needs a selfish, immoral instigator waiting to pounce when there is a problem. If you do this, you are a bad person & you deserve everything to come back to you fourfold.

      • SoulMates

        He who is without sin please cast the first stone. I realized that one cannot be self-righteous. That simple. Don’t we all wish it was just a selfish immoral instigator waiting to pounce…not that simple. How about your first love that you have been friends with for 25 years and never stopped loving… Just cannot judge! By the way, why does the man always get off the hook? He was married not her and from experience I can say sometimes we are married for the kids not because we want to be or are in love. I will pray for forgiveness and I am thankful that GOD does not believe we should be punished 4 fold for our imperfections.

  3. Charissa Peterson

    I am so impressed with the maturity, intelligence, patience, forgiveness and tact that Mashonda has demonstrated in her above posting and throughout this situation. I have a great deal of respect for the character this woman possesses. I know that I would not be able to conduct myself in such a classy manner under similar circumstances. Her willingness to move forward into a peaceful positive direction for the benefit of her son is admirable. I want to be a person more like her……. Bless her!!!!!!!

  4. Ka-Nisha Ferguson

    While I dont condone sleeping with someone’s “husband”…There are not just 2, but 3 sides to a story. Unfortunately this debacle takes place among celebrities. Besides being a celebrity, they are still everyday people. There are and were boundaries crossed, but people stating that they are no longer fans because of her personal choices is just insane to me. George Bush EFFED Up the whole Damn US Economy…Do you hear the Republicans dogging and saying they are no longer supporting hm? Of course not, they realize he made many mistakes…that he will never be able to make again. I know I reached way out there to make a point but Judgmental people have to allow people to go through what they gotta go through! At the end of the day…A fan status DOES NOT influence personal choices. I wish them all the Best….ALL OF THEM!!

    • SoulMates

      Speak…I wish life were simple and we were all perfect! No one could sleep with anyone;s husband if he said no…those are his vows!

      • RealTruth

        Everyone can sit here and say who had vows and who did not. It does not matter. Because now AK is married to this man, and what if it gets done to her. That is something she does not want either. But you do unto others. Karma is a Beotch! It’s wrong on every level. As far as Mashona putting it out there, it was already out there for her to deal with in the public eye. SHe just spoke to it,finally. As a man, SB was unfaithful and wrong, as a woman AK was WRONG. And for someone who is so self righteous all the time, she should be ashamed.

      • RealTruth

        I really don’t care how the world is. Because the world is full of unfaithfulness doesn’t change right from wrong. When she has the next woman sleeping in her bed, it will become crystal clear. And, trust, she will be LIVID and feel betrayed (some nerve)

  5. Rocktivity

    Saving a marriage requires that BOTH parties involved be interested in to saving it. Mashonda was, Swizz wasn’t — that simple.

    If Alicia had complied with Mashonda’s request and walked away, Swizz would had have “no choice” but to turn back to his lawfully wedded wife — was that the logic? Actually, Swizz had two other choices — running after her and eventually running after someone else. Oops, did I say eventually? He left an impregnated Jahna Sebastian back in England!

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