Alicia Keys Didn't Break Up My Marriage, Swizz Beatz Says

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Alicia Keys is not a home-wrecker despite rumors that she broke up hip-hop artist Swizz Beatz's marraige, Beatz tells

"I can no longer ignore the harmful rumors, that my friend Alicia Keys is in any way linked to my marital circumstances or to the decision that [my wife] Mashonda and I have made to separate," Beatz, Grammy Award-winning producer, tells Us.

"I am disappointed that some have chosen to try and tarnish Alicia's reputation by irresponsibly implicating her in a situation that she has absolutely nothing to do with," Beatz, a father of two, says.

"This experience has been one of the most difficult times in my life, and as was stated when we announced our separation several months ago, I ask that you continue to respect my privacy in dealing with this personal matter," Beatz tells Us.

Beatz has worked with Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Lil’ Kim and Eve among others.

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