*Swizz Beatz is denying that he owes his ex-wife Mashonda $334,000 in missed support payments, and further states that he agreed to pay her a larger amount than the judge and even his lawyers recommended.
Responding to reports this week that Mashonda filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court seeking money from the rap producer, Beatz told the New York Post: “I gave over what the judge was recommending to give. I gave her $700,000 upfront, because I thought $200,000 wasn’t enough for what she wanted to do. I still get spit in my face for it.”
Swizz lashed out at his ex-wife, claiming that he was frustrated over Mashonda’s use of the media as their divorce played out.
“I’ve been taking blows and punches the whole time. It’s like here we go again,” he said. “She’s very fortunate. She’s sitting here complaining about things people would love to have. You’ve got a new house, you’ve got everything you need . . . buying $10,000 bags and stuff like that. Now instead of focusing on work I have to spend time on this foolishness. Enough is enough already.”
Meanwhile, Mashonda’s lawyer is calling the alleged missed payments “troubling” because Swizz allegedly bought his rumored fiancée Alicia Keys a seven-carat engagement ring. Additionally, the couple is expected to move into a $14.5 million penthouse in New York City.
“I so much wanted both of us to get on with our lives and maintain our respect for one another, but he now shows that his priorities and sense of responsibility are screwed up,” Mashonda told The New York Post.