I wonder if MTO printed this story to cover the BLAST that Swizz put them on:
*Music producer Swizz Beatz sat down with MTV News to discuss rumors that an affair with R&B *** Alicia Keys broke up his marriage to R&B singer Mashonda.
Swizz says the only "affair" having to do with Keys was the "Teenage Love Affair" remix he produced featuring LL Cool J. Reports of anything more salacious with the singer – as suggested in stories posted on MediaTakeOut.com and in the pages of Hip Hop Weekly – are simply not true.
"That sh** just looks like drama," he told MTV of the media outlets. "They got another big name involved. No, I'm not doing [any] f***ing interviews. 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 sh**, then they start twisting it out. I'm not gonna speak about nothing. They [gave Mashonda] two pages in Hip Hop Weekly. She didn't even say nothing about Alicia. They blew it up on MediaTakeout.com. They flipped that into some other sh**.
"I'm not hiding anything," he added. "I can see if I was hiding something. I'm a grown man. Nobody is living no perfect life. Mashonda has a single coming out that I funded, photo *** that I funded. We made our statement that we're still working together. They didn't wanna believe it. I said I would be continuing to support her career. Nobody wants to look at that sh**. They wanna look at 'Alicia Keys.' That sh** is ignorant."
*** attention to the "Teenage Love Affair" remix, Swizz explained: "I used the Slick Rick 'Teenage Love' on it. Then I had your man LL do the old-school 'When I'm alone in my room, sometimes I stare at the wall.' ... He used that flow."
Meanwhile, Swizz's new album is called "Life After the Party" and aims for an October release. The first single is "Where the Cash At." He already finished a video and is working on a remix.