After being branded a 'home wrecker' by some media and bloggers Alicia is maintaining that she did nothing wrong and that her husband, Swizz Beatz, was completely separated from his ex-wife before they got together.'We didn't start seeing each other until months after they had separated,' she said.'I was aware of all the false things that were being said about me it definitely hurt,' added the 30-year-old.Alicia married Swizz, real name Kasseem Dean, in July last year in Corsica while she was six months pregnant with his child.Swizz and Tifrere's divorce was finalised in May 2010 and Alicia and Swizz announced engagement less than a month later.Bloggers went wild, accusing Alicia of being a home-wrecker and calling her names. After months of aggravation Alicia remained silent but now, she says, she is finally at peace with Tifrere, who recently posted thanks for her 'beautiful blended family' and accepted Alicia as a 'partner' in caring for her son.
At the BET Awards in June, she sang a medley of new songs, dressed in boho garb and rounded bebop shades while she banged on a drum machine and crooned into the abyss of gape-mouthed amphitheater guests.As I Am was released in 2007, producing the Hot 100 number-one single "No One", selling 5 million copies worldwide and earning an additional three Grammy Awards.The Element of Freedom was released in 2009, becoming her first chart-topping album in the UK, and selling 4 million copies worldwide.Swizz, a music producer, was previously married to the No Panties R&B singer Mashonda Tifrere, 33, whom he has a son with.The union between Alicia and Swizz exploded in the media when Tifrere posted a letter online saying that Alicia had 'assisted in destroying a family,' and did a series of 'tell-all' interviews.