Watch Alicia Keys’ “Blended Family” Video With ASAP Rocky
Throughout the touching clip, the viewer can truly feel the love that exists between Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, their four children and their extended family. The song, which landed on Keys' latest album HERE, is dedicated to her stepson Kasseem Dean Jr. Dean's father is Swizz Beatz, and his mother is R&B singer Mashonda. Keys and Mashonda's relationship was difficult at first, but now, they seem to be on much better terms.
Alicia sings on the chorus of the track, "That's what you do, what you do, what you do/What you do for love/'cause there ain't nothing, there ain't nothing, there ain't nothing/There ain't nothing I won't do for us/It may not be easy/This blended family, but baby/That's what you do, what you do, what you do/What you do for love, love."
A$AP Rocky comes in around the 2:00 mark of the video, spitting, "I remember having four step-moms at nine/Loved Christmas time and birthday was fly/Hit my sister's just for dinner cause the cookin' was bomb/Her mother's supper made me love her like she took me to prom/And shout-out to my sisters on welfare/Flacko care if nobody else care/And shoutouts step-sisters and step-brothers/And god-sisters, who eventually slept with us."
In case you missed it, go back and watch Alicia Keys perform "Blended Family" on The Tonight Show. Keys brought Young M.A along for an original verse, on which the "OOOUUU" rapper flows, “Growing up I had a little sister, older brother/And for us a father figure was a single mother/My daddy was locked up, my mother was knocked up/And every now and then my brother’s father would pop up/But I considered him dad/Because he would give me basically anything that I asked."
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