Alicia Keys Talks Marriage And Being Labeled Homewrecker With Jet

Alicia Keys covers the latest issue of Jet magazine and again addresses the persistent rumor that she broke up Swizz Beatz’ marriage to his then wife, Mashonda. She says those rumors are lies:

“[They] were apart for some time before we ever got together…that doesn’t matter to those who take pleasure in trying to knock others down…there’s no need to fight what’s not true.”

She also talks about the depth of her relationship with Swizz:

“I’d never met a person where I could be fully myself…Swizz and I live in each other’s shadow. So we can occupy the same space and there is nothing but equality. There’s something really powerful about that.”