Swizz Beatz’s Ex Blasts Alicia Keys for Issues Over Step-Daughter
Swizz Beats' co-parenting drama was made public when the mother of his daughter airs out her the parenting struggles she is having with him and Alicia Keys.
Recently, Jahna Sabastian, the mother of their 11-year-old daughter named Nicole, took to social media to air out her frustrations with their co-parenting relationship.
Swizz has five children in total, which include Nicole, Genesis, Egypt, Kasseem, and Prince Nasir from his relationships with Jahna, Mashonda, Alicia. Nicole is his third child. In a lengthy post about her co-parenting situation, she admitted:
"I am speaking up now. There are women in the same position. Women in general have been constantly told throughout history to not say anything, when there have been issues. This is the time for the truth."
She Jahna starts off by saying that she only used social media to promote her work as a writer, singer, and composer, and has never used any of her pages to get involved in any sort of drama.
She reveals that she lives in England with her daughter after getting British citizenship because of their refugee immigration status. Something she takes full credit for making that possible.
She says she is upset because Alicia bought Nicole an iPhone without her consent and violated the rules Jahna set up for her daughter, which she had hoped would limit her use of social media.
Adding to the legal and personal issues of parental consent with the iPhone issue and social media use, Jahna says she does not like her daughter calling Alicia "Umi," which means mother in Arabic.
She said she made it clear with family members in the past that she does not want Nicole calling anyone else mom except for her, and feels Alicia is encouraging Nicole to do it.
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Funny enough, found this on Oprah’s own website. This is the rule in my family. I am the only Mother to my child. I am the One raising her, who gave her life, British Citizenship, knowledge, and everything else. I am not only the biological mother, I am THE MOTHER. This will remain forever. I am the one who feeds her, is raising her, who came out through the hard times with her and for her, taught her to be a great human being and everything about life. I am the Only Mother to my daughter. No one else will be called any kind of ‘mom’ name in English, Arabic, not an ‘Umi’ or anything else in other language by her. I will not let nobody bribe her and change her by using material things against me, iPhones and other things. She will be raised as a human being, who cares for humanity and stands by the right principles. I will go far and beyond for my child as I have always done. Nicole has never called another man ‘daddy’ or any other name that means ‘father’. No man has ever tried to replace or act as a second ‘father’ to her overstepping boundaries and making decisions on behalf of her real father. My rights and standing must be respected in return the same way. In front of God, money doesn’t matter, the power and purity of the soul is what matters.
Swizz responded to the post and disputed many of her allegations. He revealed that Nicole does not have her own phone and that she uses his phone.
He also addressed Nicole calling Alicia "Umi" and said she chose to call her that. He also added that he was surprised to see the post after they had just had what he thought was a cordial conversation on the phone earlier that day.
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Our family is a beautiful example that families can blend and coexist in LOVE!! And now the @theblendbook written by my golden girl @mashondatifere is in the world to share the blueprint of how it works!!! Congratulations to us @mashondatifrere & @therealswizzz !!!!!!! We are living it!! Everybody read it and love it!! 🌈🌈🔥💕🙏🏽💜
Jahna is the second mother of his children to air out her grievances with him publically. In 2008 his ex-wife, Mashonda released the song titled "Dirty Laundry" and accused him of leaving her for Alicia while she was pregnant.