This past weekend, Alicia Keys announced that she had decided to part ways with her long-time manager Jeff Robinson of MBK Entertainment. According to the press release, the split was “mutually agreed upon” and Alicia Keys will now “oversee all aspects of her personal career”. Since Alicia and Jeff have been business partners since she was 15, the news left a lot of room to speculate whether the split had anything to do with her current relationship with producer Swizz Beatz.
According to a source, Alicia Keys split with her manager had partially to do with her relationship with Swizz Beatz. The source tells:
Over the past few weeks, Its been pretty tense in house. Swizz Beatz has been there and has been taking a pretty active role of being a manager. He has been pitching her to people and he’s becoming very vocal in the direction of her career”.
According to another source, Alicia Keys also axed her entire glam squad. “Swizz Beatz is trying to remove anyone from the team that appears to be a threat because of his own insecurities” says the source.
The source also reveals that no one approved of Alicia’s relationship with Swizz Beatz because of the drama and baggage that revolve around the relationship. “Some are questioning his motives“. Case in point, Swizz Beatz pushed for the release of “Put It In A Love Song” featuring Beyonce even though the song received mediocre reviews. He not only produced the song but he co-directed the video. As of right now, the release of the video has been put on hold and they aren’t sure what to do with the video.
The Source goes on to reveal that although Alicia and Swizz Beatz announced their engagement in June, the two have been engaged for about 9 months. Both left their previous relationships to be with each other.
If you noticed, Swizz Beatz was hit with a $2.2 million dollar tax lien immediately after his divorce was finalized with MaShonda. Could that be the reason it took so long for them to finalize the divorce? Without the proper arrangements, MaShonda would have been responsible for that debt as well since they were married at the time.
From what we gather from the press release, it seems as though Jeff Robinson will still be executive producing her new album so hopefully the direction of her music won’t change.
With everything that’s been going on in the press revolving around Christina Milian and producer/songwriter The Dream, you can only hope that this love affair will have a happier ending.
Love Makes You Do Crazy Things…