Another hip-hop and R&B couple
have embarked on a major collaboration:
[artist id="503203"]Alicia Keys[/artist] and
[artist id="1161216"]Swizz Beatz[/artist] were married Saturday (July 31) on the Mediterranean Sea.
A rep for the couple confirms to MTV News that the ceremony, which was held in a private home, was presided over by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Keys said “I Do” in a Vera Wang gown and held a bouquet of calla lilies while Beatz wore a Tom Ford tux.
The duo announced in May that they were engaged and expecting their first child together but remained mum about an exact wedding date. Speculation about when the couple would take the plunge reached a fever pitch in recent weeks, with rumors swirling that Keys and Beatz would make it official on a yacht — reports that the producer and MC brushed off.
“People are very creative [with gossip], but it’s cool. We have fun with this stuff,” Swizz told People magazine in July. “[The rumors are that] we’re taking a boat to do this, and we’re like, ‘Man, who’s paying for that?’ ” Swizz said.
The marriage is Keys’ first while Swizz was once married to R&B singer Mashonda and has two sons from previous relationships.
A few weeks after the pair announced their engagement, Swizz gushed to MTV News about working with his lady the studio. “Me and AK, we just love music,” Swizzy said. “When we in the studio, we work on a lot of things that ain’t planned. We was just in the studio vibing on some stuff for her album, vibing on some stuff for my album. We might use it, we might not use it. Anytime we in the studio, it’s just musical genius, minds connecting on another level, which is always cool.”
In addition to working with his wife, Swizz plans to release his next solo album later this year. Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Coldplay, John Legend, Drake and fellow hip-hop newlywed T.I. are expected to make appearances on the album.
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