Before marrying his boo Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz is headed back to court to deal with his ex-wife Mashonda. The superproducer’s former flame filed legal papers in Manhattan’s Supreme Court claiming SB owes her $344,000 in missed payments, reports the New York Post.
Mashonda’s lawyer, Bernard Clair, told the Post that it’s disturbing that Beatz has yet to pay his client, when there are rumors that he gave Alicia Keys a seven carat engagement ring and the new couple are moving into a multi-million dollar penthouse in New York City.
Mashonda thinks that her Ruff Ryder producer is cheating her of money she deserves. “I so much wanted both of us to get on with our lives and maintain our respect for one another, but he now shows that his priorities and sense of responsibility are screwed up,” she said.
Meanwhile Swizzy disputed Mashonda’s allegations, saying her figures are “inaccurate” and “overblown” and he has gone “above and beyond” to provide for her and their son Kasseem, Jr., even going against the judge and his lawyer’s suggestions.
“I gave over what the judge was recommending to give,” he told the Post. “I gave her $700,000 up front, because I thought $200,000 wasn’t enough for what she wanted to do. I still get spit in my face for it.”
Swizz and Mashonda are scheduled to go to court next month. —Elan Mancini