Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz continue to show “oneness” with Swiss’ ex-wife Mashonda Tifrere. The couple showed their support to Tifrere by attending her ArtLeadHer group art show, “Her Time Is Now.” Tifrere is curator and in March of 2016 she created a platform to bring awareness to women in the art world.
Golden Girls Support Each Other:
With her husband by her side, Keys attended the show at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center. Not only did Keys and Swiss attend the event but they also purchased two pieces according to Page Six.
It means so much to me . . . We are family and it shows our children there is unity and oneness in everything we do, Tifrere shared with Page Six TV.
Calling Mashonda her “golden girl”, Keys shared a picture from the exhibit on her Instagram page as she encouraged others to attend the “amazing” event. Here’s what Keys had to say on her Instagram page:
Congratulations to my golden girl @mashondatifrere and @artleadher for a gorgeous curation of “Her Time Is Now” with @donnakaran ! These artists are amazing and the vibe is 🌟🌟🌟
Welcome to @thedeancollection Artist @tawnychatmon — “The Awakening” series is 🔥🔥🔥 Also loved the beautiful work by @lacey.mckinney.3 and @nicholawola —
So if you’re in NY don’t miss this experience at @urbanzen 705 Greenwich St NYC 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Today’s the last day!!
Mashonda followed up by sharing the same photo as she thanked Keys for her support. Additionally, she revealed to her followers that she would one day share why she and Keys refer to one another as golden girls. Many of Mashonda’s followers praised her for building a relationship with Keys stating that she sat a great example for other women to follow.
Ayeeee!! Look at sis.. one day y’all will know why we call each other “Golden Girls” 🌹❤️🏆🙌🏽 Thank you @aliciakeys for stopping by the #HerTimeIsNow exhibition And for supporting the artists!! Check out Alicia’s IG story for more gorgeous images!! @artleadher x @nicholawola Visit @urbanzen all month! 🏆 @donnakaranthewoman 🏆
Time Heals All Wounds:
There was a time where Alicia Keys and Mashonda Tifrere weren’t always as friendly. When the public learned of Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz’s relationship, Alicia maintained that she was not a homewrecker when she spoke to Jet magazine. Some people believed that Swiss may have lied to Alicia about this relationship with Mashonda. While Alicia maintained that she didn’t break up a happy home, some people dragged Alicia claiming that she knew that Swiss was still married.
…[They] were apart for some time before we ever got together…that doesn’t matter to those who take pleasure in trying to knock others down…there’s no need to fight what’s not true…
After that interview, Mashonda responded to Key’s interview by speaking with Global Grind. Mashonda disagreed with Key’s statement revealing that she understood why Keys might lie as “artists have to protect their image”.
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. No, we were not “apart” or separated, and that’s just a fact that can be proven in many ways. Blessings have a way of disguising themselves. This situation has helped me to understand life and what really matters.
For Mashonda, Keys and Swiss’ relationship was humiliating and hurtful. However, she decided to push forward as she had to live for her son that she shared with Swiss, Kasseem Dean, Jr.
There is a level of humiliation and criticism that the average person wouldn’t be able to conceive, it really altered my life, but gave me a super thick skin. It’s been a rollercoaster ride. I’ve lost weight, gained weight, lost some hair and almost lost hope and mental focus. For months I saw a therapist because I needed someone to assist me in putting the pieces back together. There was a lot of stress and pain, it’s been challenging. I’ve found ways to cope and not get consumed in a dark space. You have to take care of yourself and move forward. In my case, I have a child and live for him. I have a purpose and I won’t give up on it.
It hasn’t always been easy but Mashonda forgave her ex and his wife as their children are important. Together, both Mashonda and Alicia decided to push the message of love and reconciliation as they wanted to create a healthy environment for their children.
After Alicia Keys recently showed her public support to Mashonda, one of her followers questioned why Keys doesn’t share that same support to the two other women that have children by Swiss Beatz.
While Alicia Supports Mashonda, What About The Two Other Women That Have Children By Swiss?
Before Swiss, legally born Kasseem Dean, married Mashonda he had a son with another woman. In 2000, Nicole Levy had a son with Swiss who they named Prince Nassir. It’s unclear what Nicole does professionally but sources that she prefers to stay out of the limelight. In 2004, Swiss married Mashonda Tifrere and they had a son in 2006, Kassem Dean Jr. They divorced in 2008 allegedly due to Swiss having an affair with Alicia Keys.
London-based recording artist Jahna Sebastian gave birth to a daughter, Nicole Dean, in 2009. It appears that Sebastian and Swiss met in 2007 and she had no knowledge of his marriage. In 2014, Sebastian spoke to Madame Noire and she revealed that met Swiss in London and he was not as well know there as he was in the U.S. Upon learning of her pregnancy, Sabastian decided to keep the child a secret.
I was not aware of him being married at the time, I thought he was single like myself and he acted like a single man, the “I Am Free” singer explained. He was not that well-known here anyway at that time, his private life was nowhere near as publicized in 2007 as it is now.
Sebsatian didn’t want to be known as a homewrecker so she waited to reveal her child until after Swiss and Mashonda announced their divorce.
We [Mashonda and I] have been in contact for a few years. She did not know that Nicole and I even existed until July 2009 when she and Swizz got the letter with the news at the same time. It was after some time since the divorce had already been filed for other reasons. She is a great mother and a nice person.
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While Sebastian spoke about having a relationship with Mashonda, she failed to mention Alicia Keys. One of Alicia Keys’ followers asked the singer why she fails to mention the other two women that have children by Swiss.