Mashonda, ex-wife to producer and rapper Swizz Beatz is talking again. The 29-year-old singer “bares all” to Vibe talking her divorce and Alicia Keys.
Mashonda tells Vibe: “It’s been a journey. The whole first year I cried my fucking brains out. And when ‘Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart’ came out, I was like…Wow, this song is for me.” The mother of Swizz Beatz’s three-year-old son says, “I would cry in my sleep, I would wake up crying.”
She goes on to reveal a dinner she shared with Alicia Keys stating that it was important to know her since she would be spending time with her son. “There are certain things we have to do as women in order to move forward.”
When asked if she ever received an apology from Swizz Beatz or Alicia Keys, the singer and songwriter shares, “No, because I honestly feel like they think they didn’t do anything wrong. I don’t care about their apology.” Mashonda continues, “As long as he’s a great dad to my son, and she’s a good step-mom, they don’t have to worry about apologizing because they will never understand or care about the pain I went through.”
But should Mashonda stop talking? Does her frequent talks with the press and her Twitter rant come off as bitter or sincere? Could there be an importance in giving former wives of entertainers and athletes a platform to share their stories?