*And we’re back on the three-year-old Swizz Beatz love-triangle business.
After Jet printed the interview with Alicia Keys, Mashonda has been asked for her side of the story, for the millionth time.
Somehow, someway, old buried stuff gets unearthed and becomes relevant again. But this time, Mashonda’s apparently not trying to be a part of it.
“Not much surprises me anymore when it comes to this situation. I truly thought that everyone’s priority was the well being of the children involved. I don’t see the sense in throwing oil on a fire, it just takes us back to point A,” Mashonda told GlobalGrind.com, questioning how continuing the conversation is adding anything to anyone’s life. “The Jet interview just added insult to injury. I can’t figure out how this makes us better. How is it a positive, humanitarian gesture? But artists must protect their reputation and I get that.”
She has a point, but she did continue talking about it throughout the interview.
“There have been many stabs and shots taken, thankfully they don’t bother me the way they used to. I’ve never lied about one thing involving the demise of my marriage,” Mashonda stated. “No, we were not ‘apart’ or separated, and that’s just a fact that can be proven in many ways.
She added, “Blessings have a way of disguising themselves. This situation has helped me to understand life and what really matters.”
Anyway, the ex-wife of the producer stood her ground; saying that she’s never lied about her failed marriage, and reaffirmed that she and Beatz were indeed together at the time of his budding new relationship.
The hard part, however, was dealing with the split on such a public platform.
But the ex says otherwise, as she has been for years.
“‘Adding insult to injury’ This was derived from the fables of Phaedrus in the first century AD. Apparently it’s still alive in 2012,” Mashonda tweeted. “You can’t create the truth, it’s already made…”
But Mashonda may not have gotten the last word afterall as Alicia did an interview on ABC.
“He was a little over the top for me,” Alicia said of her initial impression of Swizz.
Alicia didn’t get off easy with her soft and in love answers. The reporter pressed the issue, emphasizing the fact that their relationship began on some scandalous grounds. But Alicia totally dodged that statement by saying she and her man are fine now.
*Who said Alicia Keys is exempt to Swizz Beatz flighty behavior?
The couple that just wed not too long ago is already going through some stuff say sources. He’s allegedly cheating on the singer.
Despite them being considered a music power couple, an insider tells Bossip that the beat maker has been sexting with some 23-year-okd chick named Christina Elizabeth, whom he has offered to fly out for his tour dates and “f— the s— out of asap.”
Beatz and his mistress supposedly met in 2007 at a party for Solange Knowles and stayed in touch since.
But what’s the surprise here? Let’s all reflect on how Keys and Beatz got together in the first place.
But of course it’s all a rumor. Both took to Twitter to share their thoughts about the new gossip.
“Haaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Some things are just LAUGHABLE!!!!!! Now, Let’s Continue to SHINE!! Everything else is a waste of time!! Sending love!” Alicia tweeted. As for Swizz, he posted, “Wow people sure do take things far with the BS Lmao!”
*While working the red carpet at yet another NYC gathering I stumbled across the surprisingly sweet, beyond media cordialness, and approachable Mashonda as she posed for the paparazzi.
Though the event venue was sweltering hot due to lack of AC, Mashonda seemed unfazed as she appeared to shimmer while the rest of us were just sweaty.
As luck would have it I was the only reporter at the event who actually wanted to talk to the celebrities on hand. “Five minutes” yelled her handler as she folded her arms like a bodyguard and looked at her watch. When they do that it’s really annoying, but 5 minutes was actually all I needed.
“I’ve just been working on a lot of different things,” said Mashonda as she struggled to hear me above the music. “Working on my fashion line and working on my music. You know, a lot of different things.”
“It’s very new right now and it’s just a collection of very sexy dresses,” said the songstress of her fashion endeavor. “Great, evening dresses. Something that your lady would really like.”
Mashonda hasn’t released an album in quite sometime. Though she has been featured on several hit singles with such artists as Jay-Z, Eve, Snoop Dogg and Mya, the lovely Harlem-raised singer has not had success with her own projects. But she appears to be getting back to the business of making music after a tumultuous 2010.
Mashonda Shows EURweb.com some love.
“On this album I’m speaking to the women and the men,” said Mashonda of her new work that’s tentatively titled ‘Mashonda Loyal.’ “This album is super-sexy. very inspirational and just something I think everybody will relate to. I don’t know when the first single (Touch Me) is going to be out but you can definitely look for something in the fall. The album is going to feature Mike City, Raphael Saadiq, a couple of new guys and we’re just going to keep it going.”
In the past Mashonda was signed to ex-husband Swizz Beat’s Full Surface Records, but this offering is going the independent route. There may be perks to being on a major label, but being independent has its upside as well.
“Well at an indie you have more freedom,” Mashonda told EURweb.com. “You’re spending your own money but, at the end of the day, you can make it yours.”
During her break up from Swizz Beats many media outlets depicted Mashonda as being this lump of emotions that would never heal from the betrayal that she had endured. But the woman that stood across from me appeared to be nothing of the sort.
“Well, the public has definitely been in my business as of late, but it’s not all their fault. I’ve shared a lot of my business with them. But I feel like I’ve grown so much in the situation. I’m in a really in a great place right now. I’m a mom and I’ve got all these great things going on.”
In addition to having an album coming out, and being a star on VH1′s “Love & Hip-Hop,” Mashonda has a book coming out as well titled “Death of a Mermaid.”
“The book is a memoir slash self-help book. It’s about everything that I have gone through and it’s geared toward helping people. Being loyal to yourself before you can be loyal to anyone else. Being the best you can be for you.”
As Mashonda disappeared down the red carpet we didn’t see a victim or a woman scorned, but a proud mother and a strong woman whose ready to go about the business of living her life.