“Having a heated debate n the studio. Question is…N love is it better to go 4 the choice that is ‘SMART’ or the choice that has ‘SPARK’??” ~ @aliciakeys
I’d bet you never thought the above tweet would lead to this, did you? But hey, you kind of opened yourself up for that when you open your legs for heart to another woman’s husband and began flaunting it around.
You had to know something was bound to happen sooner or later, so you shouldn’t be too surprised by what Mashonda wrote concerning you and her husband Swizz. After you finished reading Mashonda’s letter concerning you, I’m pretty sure the last thing you want to read is another tell-all rant about you and your affairs. Well, this isn’t that.
I don’t know much of your business. But what I do know is this: The little secret you’ve kept in your open diary is out — now more so than ever. And you, the talented songstress and pianist who has captivated many with elegant words, can now add home-wrecking jumpoff to your impressive resume.
It’s tough to see you as such considering all that you’ve accomplished and all that you do. It’s also strange considering that you could have your pick of the kennel when it comes to us guys. Yet, for some unknown reason, you choose a married man with a public image of his own. And you carry on an affair for so long that it becomes a bad joke that you both acknowledge.
Well, now the joke’s on you. It’s obvious that Mashonda’s not playing games at this point. And while it took some diligence to sift through her misplaced apostrophe-laced rant, it put you and everything you stand for on the spot. The image that you’ve built hangs in the balance because of your actions.
Mashonda’s stroke of the pen puts the focus on your credibility, which is about as shot as Michael Vick’s, circa September 2007. Unless you plan on penning your tell-all version of Usher’s “Confessions,” your self-empowering sound might lose its depth. Mashonda has a point. It’s kind of hard to sing a song about being a Superwoman when your actions allegedly mirror those of Superhead.
Alicia, the “smart” love wouldn’t put herself in this position. She wouldn’t let a misguided “spark” burn for more than a year, knowing full well the damage she’s doing in someone else’s home. Sparks, no matter how bright they burn, will go out.
And when this one does, just don’t be mad at Swizz when he tells you to freeze, and he moves on to the next one. Recognize it for the mistake of turn it is. I just hope, for your sake, the damage that you’re doing isn’t irreparable in the eyes of many of your fans.
P.S. A bit of irony: “Karma.”