I’m going to put it all out on the table: I’ve never really been a big fan of Alicia Keys, but I’ve always liked her and respected her as an artist. She only has a couple of songs that I’ve loved, and I own none of her albums. So if this article seems a little biased, there’s why.
It’s no secret that Alicia Keys is currently pregnant and engaged to a man (music producer Swizz Beatz) that was married when she started dating him. Swizz Beatz’s wife Mashonda was open from the very beginning about what was taking place behind closed doors. She was the one that let the cat out the bag, saying that Swizz was spinning extra “studio time” with Alicia Keys, and she soon found out it was more than business going on behind her back.
Whenever there are issues like this concerning women, I try to be empathetic because I am a feminist, and I want to be fair to my girls. But at the same time, I want other women to be fair and respectful to women as well–and sleeping with someone’s husband falls short of respectful.
Alicia Keys has an album out now, and I don’t know about the sales, but I’m going to assume it’s doing okay since she usually does. But are there any other women out there that refuse to support her because of what she did? Am I alone when I say that I haven’t thought of her the same ever since she did this?
I wrote an article about how people should forgive Chris Brown for what he did (Chris Brown Banned In Britain: Why Are People Still Mad At Him), but that’s only because he has repeatedly apologized about the matter. And when it comes down to it, all he can do for us is apologize. What are we going to do? Make him kiss our feet?
But Alicia Keys, has not apologized for what she’s done. Swizz hasn’t apologized for what he’s done. They are not remorseful! When someone does something wrong and isn’t remorseful, it really leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I can always forgive them, but I can’t forget.
And what about Mashonda? Don’t we feel bad for her? We should stick up for innocent women and not ignore them just because they aren’t as famous as others. People are ignoring Mashonda and supporting Alicia-and I don’t think that’s right. If you steal someone’s husband and aren’t remorseful-no one should support you. And if they do, it’s only because they are capable of the same thing. Birds of a feather flock together.
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