Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz
has dismissed rumors an affair with Alicia Keys
put an end to his four-year marriage, blaming the media for creating unnecessary "drama."
The beat maker - real name Kaseem Dean - announced he and his R&B singer wife Mashonda
were splitting in April. Rumors have since surfaced online suggesting Keys was involved in the break-up, but Swizz insists that is far from the truth.
He tells MTV.com
, "That shit just looks like drama. They got another big name involved. Only thing I'm commenting on is music-related. I don't comment on my personal life. Why start now? You start commenting on that shit, then they start twisting it out. I'm not gonna speak about nothing. I'm not hiding anything. I can see if I was hiding something. I'm a grown man. Nobody is living no perfect life... Nobody wants to look at that shit. They wanna look at Alicia Keys. That shit is ignorant."
And Swizz has further played down reports of a rift between him and his ex by revealing they are still on good terms.
He adds, "My divorce, it ain't nothing bad. It's just us moving on. Me and Shonda are super good. It is what it is. (The press) are nine months late on the situation. It's a headache to me. We been separated nine or 10 months already."
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