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Wow! Alicia Keys hosts “Coming to America” themed 36th Birthday Party for husband Swizz Beatz



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This is really something!

Music producer Swizz Beatz celebrated his 36th with a party in New York yesterday. While Swizz’ actual birthday is tomorrow (13th Sept), his wife Alicia Keys hosted an amazing “Coming to America” themed party for him last night.

The party was brimming with celebs including Lala and Carmelo Anthony, DMX and guess who? Swizz Beatz’ ex-wife Mashonda!

It was been a great year for Swizz with various corporate creative collaborations and his enrolment in the Harvard Business School’s nine-week Owner/President Management Extension Program. He and his wife Alicia Keys are also expecting their second child together.

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys & Latham

Swizz & Lala

Swizz & Lala

Lala & Carmelo Anthony

Lala & Carmelo Anthony

Swizz Beatz' ex-wife Mashonda & Latham Thomas

Swizz Beatz’ ex-wife Mashonda & Latham Thomas

DMX & Swizz Beatz

DMX & Swizz Beatz




  1. Igbeyinadun

    September 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Nice concept

  2. poshilla

    September 12, 2014 at 6:36 pm


    • Erik

      September 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Lol., i fee your pain.

    • Erik

      September 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm


    • Igbeyinadun

      September 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      If you have more than one browser on your work computer, try all of them, one should work. That’s how i watch at work.

  3. misty

    September 12, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Nice concept I luv

  4. disgruntled

    September 12, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Ok, so hate to be the one to say this, but as flattering as it may be that she has chosen an African concept, this is cheap imitation, tokenism and exploitation at best. Had this circus of a show been put on by a white person people would be calling it racist. Double standards. Just my two cents.

    • Anonymous bystander

      September 12, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      *throws cold water at you* Did that help you chill? Life is not that deep. No need to waste such big words as tokenism (gotta admit. Thought you were taking a shot at Tokstarr with an ‘r’ for a minute but then looked it up and saw it’s actually a word). Babe probably really likes Coming to America and just thought to throw it down like that. Life ain’t that deep boo boo. Love you!!!

    • Iris

      September 12, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Bless you! People would have been screaming racism against African Americans, Africans, even native Americans sef if possible. The other thing is that if Coming To America had been a movie with a white cast we would not have been able to hear word. Meanwhile no one has disturbed the African American community for making this movie
      . I personally do not have a problem with the movie but in this day and age African Americans should know that they do not exclusively own the ‘underdog’ title.

    • Que

      September 12, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Its a BIRTHDAY PARTY……for her spouse!!! How did u manage to make it into a political issue!!??!! Geeez! Its a flipping fictional movie….not about any exact african history… you might as well attack everyone that assumes a character for halloween…

    • Iris

      September 13, 2014 at 1:46 am

      Okay, watch for the kind of comments that will come if a white celebrity ever hosts a “Coming To America themed” party for their spouse. You’re talking about a group of people who almost ate Julianne Hough for dinner because she dressed up as Crazy Eyes from “Orange Is The New Black” for halloween. My issue is not the party. She can host whatever she likes. My issue is the double standards involved when things like this happen. That is all.

    • Iris

      September 13, 2014 at 1:47 am

      I actually just read the last part of your comment. That’s kind of funny, since I am one of those who specifically do not care if people put on blackface for halloween.

    • ACE

      September 13, 2014 at 10:36 am

      I just tire oooooooo…Hmmmmmm. Major issues. I had to go back to see what the article was about, i thought it was about racism

    • mdb

      September 12, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      “Alicia Keys hosted an amazing “Coming to America” themed party for him”
      “an amazing “Coming to America” themed party”
      ““Coming to America” themed party”
      “”“Coming to America” themed ”
      “”“Coming to America” “


      September 13, 2014 at 12:24 am

      I hear you.. Lol

      Key word ( themed). I guess ppl be too sensitive these days.

    • jhennique

      September 15, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Why are people so quick to scream racism about everything? how happy is your life? cant u just live?????

  5. LOL

    September 12, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    LOL.. all these blending with Mashonda following them around, i wont be surprised if Swizz is still hitting Mashonda, babe looks hottt!


      September 13, 2014 at 12:11 am

      There’s nothing wrong with forgiveness, but how can she be going to/on birthdays/holidays with her ex husband and his wife, it looks a bit pathetic. I wish her every happiness with someone new, she looks hot!

    • hummm

      September 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Totally agree with you. The whole thing about her hanging around them looks desperate . She needs not to hang out with them to have a cordial relationship with Alica and the hubby.

    • Confused

      September 13, 2014 at 12:29 am

      I’m confused as to why she is there. She was slagging of Keys on that love and hip hop programme and now she’s hanging around them even on holidays.. Eek that is weird. I WOULD NEVER ALLOW MY current partner’s ex TO COME WITH US IN HOLIDAY. Ahh Alicia what kind MADNESS be this.

      Anyways cool party I shame I never thought of it.

    • madam the madam

      September 13, 2014 at 9:50 am

      My ex boyfriend actually visited my home recently and even slept over and yes, my husband was there and hosted him beautifully.I even cooked a special soup cos of him and my husband opened his special wine cellar. We all had fun watching football and gisting. It shows Mashonda and Alicia have moved on and may even have become friends. Not everyone stays bitter forever. In the aftermath of a divorce a lot of hurtful things are said but time heals all hurts.

  6. fullofit

    September 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    We know Swizz enjoyed all the attention! As for his beautiful wife, none better. As for the ex in attendance? Shows Alicia is comfortable and that she’s confident with their relationship. Good for her! Love her attitude and she looks absolutely beautiful. Swizz is one lucky man!

  7. sonya

    September 13, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Alicia is pure class. She looks amazing!

  8. FirstladyMO

    September 13, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I think its weird having the ex around too much.Alicia be warned,na old firewood they burn pass,in this case,ex-firewood.Just saying.

  9. hatersgonhate

    September 13, 2014 at 8:32 am

    more money than sense

    • Beyonce_Amusa

      September 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Is it you money?…Eldee the don (1905)

  10. Lyn

    September 13, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I love the concept. Really nice.

    If it were a Godfather themed party would it upset anyone?

  11. Mimi

    September 13, 2014 at 10:03 am


  12. hummm

    September 13, 2014 at 11:41 am

    @madam the madam, are you running a brothel or what? You need to give a full picture about your love triangle..

    • madam the madam

      September 13, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Love triangle indeed. Guess you just stumbled across that phrase in your literature in English class Abi you think everyone sleeps around like you?

  13. Bruness

    September 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I know I don’t stay friends with exes but if the 3 involved are okay with it then u guys should take 3 steps back joor… Its a beautiful bday idea, as for those politicising this cool off abeg its just a bday.

  14. Lilly

    September 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Nice concept .still doesn’t change the fact that she is a husband snatcher!!!

  15. Lilly

    September 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    If you like carry mashonda on your head,rub r like cream it will change nothing .

  16. Billy

    September 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    i don’t understand and will never understand why his ex wife was there. This is some fourteen century typa family!

    • myshel

      September 15, 2014 at 2:21 am

      Because she can’t move on…sad. It’s been 5 yea two children and a wife can’t move on

  17. baboushka

    September 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Kandi Burrus you see what your “Coming to America” themed wedding haff caused! I am expecting to see Coming to America bridal showers, baby showers heck even stag nights at this rate!

  18. chikago

    September 14, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Black is the new whitenot everytin has a racial undertone.besides they are black and I dnt think whites dont eat bananas

  19. myshel

    September 15, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Because she cannot move on! Its been 5 years. ..damn shame! Go to @lifestylher read her comments..the man has always cheated and now remarried. ..move on

  20. myshel

    September 15, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I think Alicia invites her TO – with her. ..and she so vain that she don’t get it!

  21. olajumoke

    September 16, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I read all these comments here and i almost died of laughter! @mdb has put it well enough for people who have understanding..its a ‘themed party’…nothing racial here….

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