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It looks like ex-wife Mashonda may be giving singer Alicia Keys a bit of her own medicine. According to Allhiphop.com – Mashonda and Swizz Beatz have been hooking up right under Ms. Keys nose.  (more…)

Is releasing a tell all book the new thing? Everybody is trying make some cake off books. This isn’t surprising, was just a matter of time, Swizzy ex-wife Mashonda took to her Twitter to announce she’ll be releasing a new book. With all the drama she had with the famous producer, you know they’ll be some juicy chapters. Will you buy the book? Here’s what she had to say:


Who do you side with?

Alicia Keys finally opens up in the June issue of ESSENCE magazine on being seen as a “home-wrecker” that essentially broke up the marriage of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats.

In the cover story, Alicia tells Essence that Swizz and Mashonda were “completely separated” before they started dating:

We didn’t start seeing each other until months after they had separated,’ she said. ‘I was aware of all the false things that were being said about me it definitely hurt.”

For the past few years, Mashonda has been relaying her story to the public via multiple interviews, Twitter rants, and more recently on the reality show “Love & Hip Hop.” It appears that the main issue was the definition of “separated” whether it just the feeling of being separated as described by Swizz or the legality of it as expressed by Mashonda. Either way, Mashonda has maintained the fact that she and Swizz had just had a baby, were still sexually involved and no papers were served when Swizz and Alicia started dating, thus she had no clue he wanted a divorce. Swizz had responded in interviews he had no longer felt “close” or married to Mashonda in his mind and heart.

Alicia, who eventually became engaged to Swizz only one month after he and Mashonda’s divorce was final, continues with her story saying:

I was sure that if I engaged it would become back-and-forth like some sick entertainment, which goes against everything I believe and would have made things worse.

Things are really good now,’ said Alicia who also revealed that her love with Egypt Dean (her son) is ‘intoxicating and whole’.

Kasseem is very present in his children’s lives. I wouldn’t be able to love him otherwise. We are doing what is best for the children.

For over 3 years, Alicia Keys has been branded a homewrecker ever since she first started dating her now-husband Swizz Beatz. Once news broke that Swizz was still very much married to his wife, at the time, Mashonda Tifrere, Alicia remained quiet for years about being the woman who allegedly broke up Swizz and Mashonda’s relationship – Until now.

For the full scoop, check out the upcoming article in ESSENCE magazine: As Seen on YBF

I have to give it up for Mashonda. Through all the drama with her ex-husband, Alicia Keys, and even the media – this woman has somehow managed to always rise above. And with the ratchetness unpredictable behavior on the show – I was starting to wonder if she would also succumb to the foolish behavior and petty drama.

Well Mashonda must have gotten the memo as she has officially announced she won’t be returning for a second season. She cites the show’s negative aspects (e.g. drama and fights) as her main reasons for moving on.

Fans of Mashonda won’t be seeing her on any reality tv shows next season, as she vents her frustration with how “Love & Hip-Hop” turned out.

In a new interview with Hip Hop Weekly Magazine, Mashonda explains why she felt mislead about the show and how she imagined it would be a platform of empowerment for sisters. Here’s a few excerpts from the article:

As she was going through a very public divorce and lifestyle change with ex-husband Swizz Beatz, Mashonda thought her struggles could inspire women like Emily B (Fabolous’ baby momma) and other women in similar situations.

“I really honestly did do the show to help Emily and help women across the United States, to let them know that you’re not the only one that can go through something like this {divorce and heartbreak}.”

And she knew about the possible backlash going into it.

“No matter what I say, it’s going to be judged at the hundredth power, people are just going to look at me and judge. People are going to say I’m too emotional, or I need to get over it, or I need to move on, I’m bitter. A lot of people were actually saying (I) was strong, (I) made it out classy, (I) did everything (I) could, but when you do a show, you have to know what’s coming next, a world full of judgment.”

But when she saw the show’s final product…She was not happy.

“I just don’t feel like at this point in my life, Love and Hip Hop represents who I am, it’s just a chapter that is over. When I shot the show, I thought that it was going to be like more of a sisterhood, but when I saw a lot of the drama and the beef, I was a little surprised, I was like wow, okay, I didn’t know this was going to be apart of what this is.”

For all of you die hard Mashonda fans (and yes they do exist) expect big things from the songstress. She is hitting the studio to work on new music and plans to have all creative control. She describes it as being passionate and soulful, “I’m in a lane, that no one is touching is in right now.” She also reveals a new upcoming self-help book/memoir, “It’s not a tell all, I have a few surprises though.”

Can’t wait to see who she exposes talks about in it!