Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz look miserable at weekend event


This was the weekend that Alicia Keys and her fiancée Swizz Beatz were supposed to be married, according to random gossip. But it didn’t happen. Instead, they attended Russell Simmons’ Art for Life benefit in the Hamptons, and they looked miserable, right? Well, Alicia didn’t look bad, but Swizz looks like he’s already checked out. Maybe he was just having an off night. Or maybe he’s not trilled with the prospect of setting up house with Alicia and a baby. The NYDN points out that one of Swizz’s kids came to the event with them – and that Alicia was “very maternal” with 10-year-old Prince Nasir. Interesting. Alicia is really trying to make this thing work, and Swizz is just phoning it in? Maybe I’m being too harsh, because Swizz actually gushed about Alicia in an interview last week:

Yes, Alicia Keys and rapper Swizz Beatz are getting married and having a baby – but don’t believe rumors that they’ll tie the knot this weekend.

“The wedding is not this week,” Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean told PEOPLE at the New Music Seminar in New York City Wednesday night.

Shooting down online reports of a lavish ceremony to be held on a yacht, the rapper says, “People are very creative [with gossip], but it’s cool. We have fun with this stuff. [The rumors are that] we’re taking a boat to do this and we’re like, ‘Man, who’s paying for that?’” he jokes.

Swizz Beatz also debunks reports that he’ll manage Keys, who recently parted ways with her longtime manager Jeff Robinson. “I am one trillion percent not managing my fiancée. I’m not a manager,” he says.

But rumors aside, the two musicians are focused on the impending birth of their first child together. “Alicia is definitely one of those great parents-to-be. I’m definitely one of those great parents as well,” says Swizz Beatz, who has two sons, Kasseem Jr., 3, and Prince Nasir, 9, from previous relationships.

So, will a son or daughter be joining the bunch? “We don’t know. We’re just going to let that be magical. Whatever we’re blessed with, boy, girl, twins, that baby is being born to blessed parents,” he said.

They may not know the gender of the baby – or babies – yet, but if Dean’s parenting is any indication, the child will grow up appreciating art like the rest of the family.

“[My sons] pick up things you least expect. You ask my 3-year-old, he’ll tell you [about Takashi] Murakami and [Jean-Michel] Basquiat. My oldest son Nasir is into all types of artists and he likes to write movies,” he says.

He adds: “My youngest son picked up Basquiat just because I have a video playing in my art studio. I did a portrait of him and I have photos. One day he pointed to a tattoo on my arm and goes, ‘Oh yeah, you have Basquiat on your arm,’ and I asked, ‘How do you know that?’ He’s like, ‘Duh! He’s only everywhere.’ ”

As for how Keys is preparing for her new role as mommy, Swizz Beatz says, “She’s super ready. Super calm. Super glowing. Super positive. Super happy.”

[From People]

Eh. Do we want to take bets on Alicia and Swizz’s relationship, or is that too rude? My guess is that Alicia will get Swizz down the aisle, and they’ll be together for the birth and for the first few months with the baby, but it will go downhill very fast.



Alicia & Swizz on July 24, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Richi says:

    Meh!!! He looks freaky & sneaky!!! what’s there in this guy that Keys loved so much about!!??? i wonder!!! :-S

  2. IceKitty says:

    @Richy – MONEY!!! Google him. This guys LOADED…

  3. josephine says:

    i hope the kid gets HER nose.

  4. bite me says:

    alicia girl you better make beak nose sign an iron-clad pre-nup and have an infidelity clause

  5. canadianchick says:

    Soon they will be super splitsville.

  6. Missfit says:

    He’s like any other guy who’s like that with their baby mommas and relationships. That stuff happens in real life. I’m sure he gushed about Alicia the way he gushed about his ex wife. But you see, like that theory goes…(guys are like bulls and they get tired of “f*cking” the same cow, so they move on to the next cow). They go through women like wiping their butt with toilet paper. Well, not all men are like that, but most. Cause some women can be like that too. He’s probably already getting tired of her, or he just doesn’t want too much attention, knowing he did wrong. And probably when the baby comes along, she’ll be doing all or most of the work and he isn’t going to want to help her…that’s if they don’t hire a nanny or rely on “extra help.”

  7. lisa says:

    I don’t know much about them. But this is just another example of building a story around a picture.

    I remember that there was an actual article where tabloids “reporters” admitted that they select a picture to put in the magazine or on the cover.then they all sit around and decide what story the picture tells. They then search for quotes and such that support the picture. Never caring if the comments or quotes are current or true. So post an unflattering picture or a picture that is out of context and create a story around it. That is how the game works. Sad that people are still buying ticket to this crap.

    They are probably doing just fine. Alicia seems very happy with impending motherhood.

  8. mel says:

    Gettin married just because you’re knocked up isnt the answer to having a successful relationship. When will women understand this. Swizz Beatz is not gona change, not even for Alicia Keys. He is gona cheat on her just like he cheated on his former wife. Alicia better wake up to what she’s getting herself into.

  9. Marjalane says:

    Ah, too bad. Into every husband stealing wench’s life, some rain must fall.

  10. nanster says:

    Would ANYONE truly be surprised if this relationship didn’t work out?

  11. anon says:

    @lisa, yes they do that, pick the worse pictures, its the controversy that gets hits :-)

  12. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    What’s the deal with people naming their kids Prince?

  13. RHONYC says:

    he reminds me of the ‘spy vs. spy’ dudes from mad magazine. that is some schnozz on him.

    plus, how did he even get her pregnant?! he weighs like what, 85 lbs? so not sexy.

    i’d imagine he’d get crushed under the weight of her ginormous hips & kankles!

    *tee-hee* :-)

  14. Mouse says:

    I don’t see anything long term working out between these two. Wasn’t cheating involved in them getting together? What a great basis for a relationship that involves a baby. Sigh…

  15. lena says:

    Funny, the other pics I saw of them at this event they were smilin happily together, now I’m not saying all is well in their world, but I don’t think it’s fair to base a story off a couple of pictures

  16. émer says:

    DAMN ! He is as ugly as she is beautiful ! And that NOSE! Ouch! I just hope the future baby doesn’t get it.

  17. Hilldogg says:

    I don’t know if you guys just don’t listen to hip-hop or what. He is absolutely loaded. He has been making beats and producing music for everyone in the business FOREVER! They seem happy so who are we to judge? In my experience most beautiful women tend to go for men who are not so physically beautiful

  18. California Surfer says:

    Every time I see this dudes name I feel like eating swiss cheese!

  19. Iggles says:

    Oh, they were definitely caught mid-fight! Her pursed lips in picture #2 is a dead getaway.

    It be a little mean spirited, but yea these pictures caused me to chuckle. They don’t seem so smug about relationship there.. *shakes head*

    Anyway, not more to say here. Alicia already said it best: “It’s Karma baby / And it goes around”

  20. SammyHammy says:

    What is up with these idiotic made up names that so-called celebrities (particularly rappers) keep coming up with? I mean, come on. Swizz Beatz?

    Those made up names just make them seem ignorant. I don’t get it.

  21. Andrea says:

    Is that the dude from “Digital Underground”? Everytime I see him, I can’t get the “Humpty Dance” out of my head…

  22. kelbear says:

    I really like her and always have but I just do not like that guy she is with. It kind of ruins my likeness for her.

  23. dsm says:

    One day after the rose colored glasses wear off, she is gonna look at him and go “Damn he’s hard on the eye’s he looks just like “Squidward” from “Spongebob Squarepants”, and to think I might of had kids with this fug…… ooohh snap!”

  24. purelife says:

    lets just wish them luck for the sake of baby please. you nuts always have ill-wills

  25. Tia C says:

    @ RHONYC: LOL @ “he’d get crushed under the weight of her ginormous hips & kankles!”

    @ dsm: You’re right, he DOES look like Squidward! LOL!

    Yes, no doubt the proverbial fork will be getting stuck into this relationship sooner rather than later. What goes around will most definitely come around.

  26. yes please says:

    whateva they will work….. wait and see

  27. Tazina says:

    He might have money but people in his industry are not known for being faithful. I hope she doesn’t marry him at least.

  28. Jeannified says:

    I just can’t see this working out. Anyone who would have an affair while married, then get his mistress pregnant, then dump his wife and get engaged to the pregnant mistress…how is this good? He doesn’t look happy…like he accidentally got Alicia Keyes pregnant, and now has to go the whole 9, when he was never planning to in the first place! Ugh! They’ll be through in no time!

  29. bellaluna says:

    Tha-Nightmare & Christina Milian part deux.

  30. itzbilehbitch says:

    that mother******* nose is hugeeeeeeeeeee OMG HUGE omfg its massive like a pelican or an elephant or an alligator or something wtf.

  31. Jover says:

    Great comment Andrea; I watched the Humpty Dance vid on youtube and it said everything that’s wrong with todays rap/hip hop which everyone knows is lousy. Humpty Dance was fun silly stuff not to be taken too seriously unlike Switzz Beatz whose stuff is crap compared to old school 80s early 90s rap/hip hop. He’s big in the game, but nobody’s going to call his stuff classic 20-30 years from now.

  32. hellen says:

    I wish celebs would pay attention when I keep sayin “Honey, if he cheats WITH YOU he will cheat ON YOU”.

  33. really says:

    I think this relationship is a set up. Think back to Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. I think the real reason they got married and had a baby, was because of the gay rumors that were surrounding Whitney at the time. It is common knowledge that Alicia Keys is rumored to be gay. I think her record label is trying to cover this up with this Swizz Beatz relationship and now a baby. Clyde Davis did the same thing with Whitney.

  34. Beth says:

    It’s annoying that on the basis of a few pictures people are so sure they are fighting and about to breakup. Not smiling doesn’t mean misery. Besides they’re smiling in all of the photos, but not at the same time.

  35. sandy says:

    people in this business do not stay loyal, trust this, i predicted Christina milian and the dream break up when she was showing off that Hugh ring, now after the baby and nine months later, the marriage is over, been there done that.

  36. Laura says:

    Swizz Beatz’ nose = Groucho Marx’ nose, Digital Underground’s lead singer’s nose, Osama’s camel jockey nose; FUGLY! And, being the cheater he is, he’s ugly inside AND out! Stoopid, cheating mfer’s, both of them!

  37. Laura says:

    And, a weak chin and a five-head to boot! Damn, hope that baby doesn’t get his looks!

  38. mm says:

    Sorry, but she’s clearly looking at her plate and thinking hard, “Am I allowed to eat (shellfish, blue cheese, whatever it is) while pregnant?” And he asks the waiter for her.

    End of story.

  39. lucy2 says:

    Let’s hope the baby gets her looks – she’s gorgeous, him…not so much.

  40. Kelly says:

    Luckily, Ive never had a shotgun in the form of incoming foetal action held to my head, (being a western woman, I’ve always had a choice about procreating, thank christ) but hell, I can imagine that it isn’t the world’s best feeling and I bet it’s a passionkiller too. When I look at them I think ‘oooh’, and wince a bit.
    Sometimes getting everything you thought you wanted at the time doesn’t work out so great, eh Alicia?

  41. weslyn says:

    he may have made a lot of money in his profession, but he has alimony, child support for MULTIPLE children (sorry, I’ve lost count), and tax debt..

  42. sandy says:

    even though they got together under suspicious circumstances i do not wish bad things for them, life is hard enough, he and she do have feelings and will have enough problems, so… good luck to them and their new family, i hope everyone involved heals, including the family he left behind.

  43. ess says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 8:46 am
    -HER nose (before the nose job)actually looks a lot like his, so…

  44. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I’ve never tried adding a link, but lemme try this:

    Apparently Mr Beatz has a FOURTH baby mama (or, technically, she’s the 3rd and Alicia Keys is the 4th) that was proven thru a paternity test. That Keys attended with him. I guess she’s one of those women who think her kid is the only one that’ll count?

  45. Music says:

    Swizz Beats has more money than Alicia Keys, if anything she would get MONEY FROM HIM not the other way. He has been making hits for artists for years. Since the early 90′s when I was a teen. He still is. The man is rich beyond means.

    Keys maybe has 70 million.

    While Kaseem (Swizz) has 300 million or more. Dude has his own helicopter and jet. If anything Alicia is going to get bank from being the wife, and Swizz is VERY RESPECTED in the industry.

    Did you know there have been reports since 2007, that Jay-Z has a child that looks just like him (Poor Kid) and he refuses to take care of him? The woman even offered a paternity test and Jay refused, if you look at his picture he is a DEAD RINGER for Joe Camel.

    The woman from the UK NEVER could prove Swizz was the father. So in reality he has two children and one on the way. Thats all. How is AK the fourth baby mama? She isnt. She will be his second marriage and their child is the third one for him. So yeah three kids by three diffrent women, but he isnt a deadbeat.

    I love this site but you need to do better research. Oh and a picture dosen’t tell a story, and AK is 5 months pregnant I really doubt she isn’t irritable because its hot in the summer and she has to carry a baby in her belly. One of my friends is miserable being pregnant, due to morning sickness, her back etc but she isnt in the spotlight.

    Swizz is NO K-Fed. He gets so much money off peoples albums, and he is producing more. He charges like 2 million a beat for a song. Dude has never slowed down he started at 19. If he signed a prenup with Keys, its for his OWN protection not hers.

  46. Music says:

    I have one thing also to say. Swizz spoke Candidly about his divorce and Alicia. He said that people are making a big deal out of what happens every day. He said Him and Mashonda were fine, until her career (With the help of his beats and big artists) didn’t take off she became bitter.

    That all day long when he was out working (In his words for other artists) she wouldn’t do anything but sit on the couch, and when he got home she was busy looking through his phone and credit card reciepts. He said MANY times she would fine nothing, and stil be screaming at him. Then he was working with AK and they were friends, and things started to take off after years of knowing each other. He said he went to Mashonda/She also said that part was true, that he was in love with someone else and didn’t want to stay with her anymore.

    He said the last straw was her making him choose between his 10 year old son and her. He basically alluded the reason WHY he feels that Keys is his soulmate because “She gets it” that she has her own thing going on, and he wants someone on his level. Not a stay at home insecure wife. (Youtube has the whole interview up its like 3 minutes) If you go to Youtube you can see Mashonda videos and she CANT Sing, all she did was basically prance around naked and STILL didn’t get her anywhere. While neither is blameless AK or Swizz its better for everybody to move on. Just like with Brangelina and Aniston. Nobody knows the REAL WHOLE story on any of it so sites like Bossip harping on it makes them stupid.