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Swizz Beatz Addresses Criticism Over St. Barths Vacation Pictures

Swizz Beatz is addressing the naysayers who criticized him and his blended family for vacationing together in St. Barths earlier this year. The producer recently stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about the trip that has gained much attention and speculation.


“They want the clouds to be black,” said the producer of those who called Alicia Keys and Mashonda Tifrere silly for being cordial with one another. “They were saying all kinds of things. ‘Oh, MaShonda stupid. Alicia is stupid.’ This and that. I said no, there is kids involved. We got to go to graduations for a long time. We got to go to games for a long time, you understand?”

Beatz gave further insight into how he and Alicia met up with Mashonda in St. Barths telling media,

MaShonda didn’t fly over there, she happened to be over there already and she wanted to see our son. What are we going to say, no? My wife is not like that. You want to see your son, yeah come, we here, let’s go. That’s how it is. It’s not this big wrestling match like everybody think it is.”

Mashonda and Swizz have a son named Kasseem Dean Jr. The couple announced their plans to divorce in 2008, after marrying in 2004. Although the producer and R&B singer have experienced their share of challenges since then, Beatz told media that his and Mashonda’s relationship is no longer strained by past issues. “Our personal things that we went through in the past, that’s the past. It’s going on five years already.”

Swizz expressed pure gratitude in Alicia and Mashonda’s ability to put aside their differences for the sake of their children during his interview with The Breakfast Club.  “Everybody has graduated to a very mature level and I can definitely respect that,” said the star. “These two amazing women are coming together for the kids like, you know what, it can be a positive message in this moving forward.”

Source: The Breakfast Club

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