A.Keys and Swizz Beatz Talk About the Moment They Knew They Were Soul Mates

April 6, 2012  |  


We may not be buying into Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz marriage made in heaven but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to sell it to us. In the upcoming issue of Vibe magazine, Alicia Keys does her “first real interview” and she brought along her husband to talk about the moment they knew each other was the one. Setting up the story, the writer starts with:

“It’s probably not a coincidence that Alicia Keys and her husband, Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean, are wearing matching pants. His: expertly tailored and trim, skimming his sneakers just so. Hers: a Hot waxed denim that hugs her in all the right places. Both are the color of a well-made cappuccino. They’ve agreed to be interviewed together over dinner, a double date of sorts. It’s one of those novel ideas cooked up by magazine editors, but Keys, who seems more open now than she’s ever been, was keen to participate. And what better way to convey closeness than with his-and-her trousers.”

Matching pants seems to be a theme in the couple’s relationship. Alicia finally decided to give Swizz a chance after her credit card somehow wound up in his pants years ago.

“It was the craziest thing,” says Dean, leaning forward in his chair. “We had a work lunch with some people, and I get home and look in the back pocket—”

“My credit card was in his pocket,” Keys finishes the story, eyes wide. “Why was my credit card in his pocket?”

“One explanation might be that he’d grabbed it by accident when they split the check, but that would be too prosaic,” the author wrote. “They saw the credit card debacle as a sign, the first of many. Well, second, if you count the time, 14 years ago, when they first met and Dean tried unsuccessfully to get her number from his friend. ‘It wasn’t our time yet,’ he says with a smile.”

I can already hear the sucking of teeth, and questions asking how it was their time to start hooking up when he was still married to Mashonda a few years back but since Vibe has only teased this small excerpt of the story, we’ll have to wait until the issue drops to see if the writer presses these two on that statement.

Alicia Keys also mentioned she’s working on her sixth studio album, and she says this is the first time in her life that she feels comfortable enough to take risks musically.

“Let’s just say I’ve been very uncomfortable. I’ve been brave enough to be uncomfortable.”

How do you think fans will react to new music from Alicia?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Ladye1988

    IDK…I’m still kinda mad at her…like how can u sing about women sticking together a “real man” and karma and a woman’s worth and alla dis bullcrap n then u do the total opposite of what u sing about/stand for(allegedly) like it really hurt my feelings when that ish went down cause I was feelin her so much n purchased EVERY CD…I mean true we may not know the full story but it still looks n makes HER look bad as well as a bit hypocritical…but whatever..I dnt know that chick but I definately don’t like her as much as I did

  • wondertwin

    If Alicia is at peace with her actions then so be it. But I for one am not ready to hear them gush over each other.

  • “When did she know they were–ahem—-“soulmates?

    The moment she saw his tax returns.

    • Tierra

      *throws tomato* Booooooooo! Get off the stage. Alicia been had money- way before Swiss. How much money you think he got anyway with those 7 kids and 6 baby mommas?

      • emily

        lol ikr

  • Fancy

    Soulmates huh? If you two were destined to be together – why not wait until the divorce was final – THEN start your lives together? Not saying you two aren’t good together, because you are, but my goodness you could’ve saved yourself a lot of anguish and Alicia, you could’ve maintained a lot of respect from your fans.

    I just hope he doesn’t do you the way he did Mashonda.
    But seriously, good luck to you both! 🙂

  • Idivinia

    We will see in the years to come if karma comes back to bite them in there a**. People lie but life will bring the truth out sooner or later. At the end of the day we really don’t know what went down in the beginning stages of that relationship. Like they say “there’s her story his story and then there is the E! True Hollywood story” lol

  • sweettea

    That guy seems so slimy. If she was your soul.mate for 14 years why did you marry someone eles? Why does he have so many kids by so many women? Some of those kids were born while these two were ‘in love’ already.

  • Domkalonli

    After that performance at Whitney Houstoun furneral I realized this winch can’t sing so not really into her anymore!

    • wondertwin

      you are so right that was painful. Sounded like she was trying to wake Whitney from the dead.

  • Jeg722

    *rolls my eyes*… thats how i feel about this debacle.

    • TooExperienced

      I don’t want a man who already has a woman when we get together. Too many ‘what if’s’ and ‘what abouts’. I got a front row seat for a female who also had her (soon to be EX) husband’s baby less than 1 year after finalizing his divorce to his wife of 10+ years. Not only did he never fully cut ties with [the ex wife—-for god’s sake; she even came to his mother’s house for Thanksgiving Dinner y’all!!!!]; but he never fully respected or trusted ‘female’.  I’m quite wary of the dude frontin like “the grass is greener on the other side” when he steps to me. “I’m in a situation but ain’t been happy since forever/just staying for kids/etc”. What’s to stop him from scaling the fence in search of greener pastures as soon as WE hit a slump?