This is kind of a complicated story, and I apologize in advance for not knowing all of the particulars, but I’m going to try my best. Okay – Alicia Keys’ fiancée Swizz Beatz is all kinds of wrong. I knew that he has two kids by two different baby mamas thus far – one by ex-wife Mashonda, and one child by his girlfriend before Mashonda. Swizz promptly left Mashonda for Alicia Keys, and that was where most of the drama seemed to be centered, at least for the past year or so, since Mashonda put up an open letter online calling Alicia out for being a homewrecker. Now Alicia is knocked up and she and Swizz are planning on getting married at some point, although they both look kind of miserable about it.
Okay, so here’s the story: according to Bossip and several British sources, Swizz had a baby girl with a woman living in the UK. This woman – Jahna Sebastian – is Swizz’s third chronological baby-mama, and fourth that we know of, including Alicia. Apparently, Swizz fathered a baby girl with Jahna Sebastian back in 2009 (the baby was conceived in 2008, I think, if my math is right). This was back when he was married to Mashonda, and rumored to be screwing Alicia. Now – why haven’t we heard anything about this third/fourth baby-mama? Because Swizz is a motherf-ckin’ dirtbag, that’s why. In an email sent to the I Am London Diva blog, a source close to Jahna Sebastian confirms that the (still-married-to-Mashonda) Swizz brought Alicia with him for the baby paternity test, he refused to put his name on the birth certificate, refused to acknowledge the baby, and has only paid $1500 a month in child support, beginning when the baby girl was already several months old. Also – Jahna Sebastian is 24 years old, and she’s been making ends meet as a single mom by acting and singing, according to Bossip. Jahna was also held in an immigration detention center in England while she was pregnant, and she wrote letters to Swizz begging him to help her, and he didn’t lift a finger. Here’s the email from I Am London Diva (photo of Jahna and the baby girl below):
Hey London Diva,
I am close friend of Jahna Sebastian, the mother of Swizz Beatz’s daughter. It’s ridiculous how celebrities turn out to be the opposite to what they portray to the public.
Swizz Beatz might be busy getting ready for marriage and new baby with Alicia Keys, but he stopped paying child support to his only daughter with producer/singer Jahna Sebastian who resides in London. Paternity has been established via DNA test taken in August 2009 and Alicia Keys was present. Jahna has maintained independent parental responsibility for two years trying to reach Swizz Beatz personally but received no response. She then sought attorney’s help and filed petition in July 2009. Swizz first time paid child support in September 2009 starting with $1500. Many people in UK and Russia already know about their two-year old daughter and it seems strange that he still would not publicly acknowledge her. Alicia seems to go along with it too. In May Swizz did not attend his daughter’s birthday although he promised to through a Birthday Party.
Two days later he was in London visiting his fiancé who announced her pregnancy on 27th May when the same day he visited his daughter for three hours. During the past year Jahna Sebastian and Swizz Beatz have been in and out of court but Swizz did not provide required information. They are going back into the court again very soon as Swizz is not behaving himself as a responsible father.
24-year old Jahna Sebastian is a respected producer and engineer as well as a singer, who graduated from Russian Academy of Music at the age of only 20 and is known in the community as a very independent young woman.
Jahna Sebastian met Kasseem Dean, better known as Swizz Beatz, in August 2007 in London, UK, at the Ministry of Sound nightclub, after being introduced by his manager.
At this stage, Jahna Sebastian wasn’t a fan who had been aware of his career.
During Swizz Beatz’s subsequent performance at the venue, he invited Jahna Sebastian onto the stage to perform with him, which she did.
After this initial meeting, a short relationship followed during which Swizz Beatz failed to inform Jahna Sebastian that he was married and gave an impression that was at liberty to pursue such a course of action.
Upon his return to the US, Jahna Sebastian became aware that Swizz Beatz was married and broke off any interest in him, which wasn’t hard as they had no contact at this time. Jahna Sebastian found out she was pregnant with Swizz Beatz’s child about six weeks later and there was no thought of having pregnancy terminated, on principle.
Jahna Sebastian was aware of the implications and possible effect on Swizz Beatz’s marriage, so when six to seven weeks pregnant, she initially privately made him aware of her pregnancy via e-mail, with the intention of seeking advice on how to deal with the situation, but received no response.
When three months pregnant, Jahna Sebastian was detained in Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre and subjected to Fast Track political asylum assessment protocol, an exercise eventually found to contain material error in law in the way her asylum application had been processed, a fact that led to her release, two months later.
Swizz Beatz’s name had been referenced as the father of their then unborn child, during interviews with the UK Home Office, at the time when Jahna Sebastian was initially detained.
Jahna Sebastian attempted to make Swizz Beatz aware of her predicament of being pregnant with his child and being detained, by writing him a letter from Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre outlining these facts, without response.
After her eventual release from detention centre and having given birth to their daughter Nicole, who was born in May 2008, Jahna Sebastian sent another letter to Swizz Beatz’s address to inform him of her birth, once again without response.
In spite of ensuing extreme difficulties, not least financial, as she was legally restricted from seeking employment as she fought a legal battle to clear her name, while providing for and raising their daughter, Jahna Sebastian sought no financial or moral support from Swizz Beatz for two years.
In July 2009, Jahna Sebastian instructed a US – based lawyer to contact Swizz Beatz’s legal representative with a view to establishing his parental responsibility. Following this, Swizz Beatz promptly re-established direct communication, which was the first time he had done so since he had left the UK, after their first meeting in 2007.
In August 2009 Swizz Beatz came to the UK to establish paternity via a DNA test which proved that he was the father of his now almost two year old daughter. His girlfriend Alicia Keys was also present.
In the interim since giving birth, Jahna Sebastian had sold her previously owned apartment in the UK to buy a larger property, more appropriate for housing herself and her daughter, all without any assistance, financial or otherwise, from Swizz Beatz.
Swizz Beatz and his fiance; Alicia Keys have both subsequently visited Jahna Sebastian and her daughter in the UK.
In October 2009 Swizz Beatz was ordered to pay temporary child support, while given time to provide financial documents for a conclusive settlement figure and structure of child support, but due to adjournments for various reasons given, the case is still ongoing.
Swizz Beatz has not provided the required signature for his two-year old daughter’s birth certificate, to date.
It is also worth noting that Jahna Sebastian has three separate strands of employment as a freelance music producer, and engineer and an actress in films and commercials.
[From Email to I Am London Diva]
Jesus Christ. What the hell is Alicia thinking? I wouldn’t touch a man like that with a ten-foot pole. Is Alicia hypnotized by the dick? It can’t be that good. Girl needs to pull herself together.