Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Keys: I didn't used to like husband

Alicia Keys says she wasn't keen on her husband when she first met him

Alicia Keys has revealed that her husband Swizz Beatz failed to make a good impression on her when they first met.

The Girl On Fire songstress admitted she was initially put off by the music producer's flashy ways and focus on material possessions.

"Honestly I didn't really like him that much. I thought he was too ostentatious," she said in the July issue of Marie Claire UK.

"Swizz will have the fastest car, the biggest jewellery, the loudest jacket; everything with him is really over the top. I used to see him and think, 'He is so annoying'."

Alicia - who is mum to two-year-old son Egypt with Swizz - revealed the producer, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, has taught her to enjoy life and to chill out more.

"I think we've taught each other a lot. He's taught me to live more fully and I think I've taught him to live more deeply," she said.

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