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EXCLUSIVE: Un-Thinkable (She's Ready) - Mashonda And Her First Post-Divorce Interview

Expressing her own elements of freedom, Mashonda is breaking the chains of silence in an exclusive interview with VIBE magazine about life after Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys.  And we have it first!

Read on for exclusive quotes from the VIBE interview and pics of Mashonda out with her new man after the jump.

 
 
 
Finally telling  her side of the story, we have some highlights from part one of the exclusive VIBE Interview  for our fab readers: 
Vibe:  If you were generously invited, would you attend their wedding?
Mashonda:  No. Not out of malice, but because weddings are sacred. It's just not my place. The only reason I went to his birthday party was because he invited me and I did that for myself. I needed to see them together for it to transfer. And I was like ‘Wow, this is real.’ We were still totally married…We had a divorce that was nowhere near final, but I just needed to see them in action for it to be real to me, and it was definitely real. You have all these different types of steps that you have to set up for yourself until you get to that place where you are free. And I will tell you, after I got divorced maybe three weeks later I woke up and felt a weight removed. It was the first time I’d ever felt mentally free. And I sent him an email wishing him all the best in the world.
Vibe:  Did he reply back?
Mashonda:  He did. He said, "Wow, thanks. Thank you."
Vibe:  Does it hurt listening to her now? Were you an Alicia Keys fan?
Mashonda:  I believed her before.
Ummm.......that last statement just left a big cut in Alicia's arm.  She won't be climbing up on any pianos anytime soon. 
Now what do you think about Alicia Keys?  When you hear her sing about trust, honesty and fidelity - do you believe her?
But on a happier note for Mashonda, she has started the next phase of her fab life and has a new man.  But you already knew that because we have been talking about that for weeks now.  She was spotted out with him in NYC at Aliya King's book signing.  
Move on girl!  We are cheering for you!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sorry, but why would you want

Sorry, but why would you want someone who don't want you. I can't believe she is stilling trying to dump salt on her ex and Alicia Keys. Is she mentally ill cause that man has been gone too long for her still to be hating. Better get her mind right and move on before she really lose her mind if it ain't already gone, them Alicia and Switz are in love and ain't giving her a second thought and trying to hold that baby over his head is not going to work , cause he got two other children now.
Barbara  perry's picture

You might want to take and

You might want to take and English class....and find some compassion in the meantime.
Anonymous's picture

who cares who agrees w/

who cares who agrees w/ who.....it's their life!!!
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I know a couple who married

I know a couple who married twice and divorced twice. Guess they weren't sure what they wanted to do. it's crazy. Now they don't even speak. People today need marriage counseling prior to marriage. A lot of hidden things come out when you do pre-marriage counseling. This might help.
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Anonymous's picture

I read the entire interview.

I read the entire interview. I must admit, I had always believed Alicia, but I believe every word Mo said in the interview. I am so disappointed in Alicia, so disappointed. Eventually Swizz will cheat and move on from her as well. I hope she thinks it was worth it. Sad.
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Quote: "Ppl that say she

Quote: "Ppl that say she needs to move on... most never have been married or truly in love for that matter. Women trip when they caught they man cheating and they not married. So why should she just move on. Even if they had problems if he has someone on the side that is making themselves available he may not have tried to keep up his end of their vows. I do Look at AK different because she knew he was married. She got involved with a messy situation. He couldn't cheat by himself so they are both at fault. If what he felt was real he should have ended it with his wife before it got messy. AK was the other woman as simple as that. I couldn't imagine how Mashonda must have felt sitting at home with his son as he off partying it up with AK. She was hurt so why should she get over it so fast. She didn't leave him he left her. Divorce is a process they were together for years. So I know there was alot of feelings good/bad coming out. Ppl need to start putting themselves in other ppl shoes before they speak. I would never want that to happen to me. My husband openly running around with another woman. Look at Christina M... He treats her like dirt and she is the one that should get over it. SMH" ____ one of THE BEST comments i've heard on this topic to date! women need to stop being so hard on other women. we say that it's men that hold us back and hold us down, but it's really our fellow women-- with their biased, uncompromising, & narrow-minded words & ways.
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I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU AND

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU AND I DON'T BELIEVE YOU ANYMORE A.KEYS!! I DO BELIEVE YOUR SONG "KARMA" THOUGH AND YOU BETTER BE READY WHEN IT COMES BACK ON YOU AND THAT BIRD SWIZZY!!! IT'S AMAZING HOW SOCIETY CAN ACCEPT THIS, BECAUSE IT'S 2 CELEBS, BUT IF IT WERE YOU IN THIS SITUATION. YOU WOULDN'T BE SO QUICK TO SAY, "GET OVER IT". BLESS YOUR HEART AND YOUR FUTURE MASHONDA!!
nj#1shoegal's picture

I agree with both

I agree with both comments....its one thing to not know and another thing to know. Personally, I dont want another man who has someone else.....I want my own....not someone elses
khandi's picture

Bad enough AK was messing

Bad enough AK was messing around with him but she got pregnant so soon. If celebrity women don't know nothing else...they know birth control. Make me think it was all in the plan. I think Mashonda handled it well. It takes a strong woman to attend that party and remain a lady. We all know somebody that would've showed their ass if they was Mashonda... drunk or not
Anonymous's picture

Honey, move on and try not to

Honey, move on and try not to drown in that river you are crying. NEXT!!!!
Anonymous's picture

i really wish her the best!

i really wish her the best! she deserves it
Flow's picture

She should have kicked

She should have kicked Alicia's homewrecking ass! She would have got over it alot sooner if she did. Alicia shouldn't get a pass because she has talent. Alicia had better watch out. When Karma comes around it can be a mother! I can't see Swiss Beatz being faithful to Alicia either.
Anonymous's picture

Move on Mashonda never play

Move on Mashonda never play the Victim > its kids who do that .
starr09's picture

IF SHE'S (MASHONDA) NOT THE

IF SHE'S (MASHONDA) NOT THE VICTIM, WHO THE HELL IS? A.KEYS? SWIZZY? GET A GRIP, THEY WERE WRONG AND WENT ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY! SIMPLE AND PLAN!!!
nj#1shoegal's picture

What does this even

What does this even mean?!?!?!? She is a victim! lol. She is picking herself up pretty admirably if i may say so as well.
Anonymous's picture

I don't know who this is

I don't know who this is writing but it just doesn't sound like Natasha.
Anonymous's picture

I really hope she finds

I really hope she finds happiness. We all deserve happiness but I don't know who she think she is fooling! Mashonda had a new man before the ink dried on her divorce as well!
Anonymous's picture

Good for her..... she will do

Good for her..... she will do fine! Forget what anyone says Love is Love and they where once in love but it did not owrk out. We will see how this Alicia & Swizzy thing goes down we never know.........
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She isn't the first or the

She isn't the first or the last woman on this earth to get married and divorced. That is apart of life. Love! Lost! Divorce!Happiness!Death!Taxes! all apart of life. By the way! She and her ex need to pay their taxes. That tax money can go towards the unemployed.
Anonymous's picture

Ppl that say she needs to

Ppl that say she needs to move on... most never have been married or truly in love for that matter. Women trip when they caught they man cheating and they not married. So why should she just move on. Even if they had problems if he has someone on the side that is making themselves available he may not have tried to keep up his end of their vows. I do Look at AK different because she knew he was married. She got involved with a messy situation. He couldn't cheat by himself so they are both at fault. If what he felt was real he should have ended it with his wife before it got messy. AK was the other woman as simple as that. I couldn't imagine how Mashonda must have felt sitting at home with his son as he off partying it up with AK. She was hurt so why should she get over it so fast. She didn't leave him he left her. Divorce is a process they were together for years. So I know there was alot of feelings good/bad coming out. Ppl need to start putting themselves in other ppl shoes before they speak. I would never want that to happen to me. My husband openly running around with another woman. Look at Christina M... He treats her like dirt and she is the one that should get over it. SMH
Anonymous's picture

one of THE BEST comments i've

one of THE BEST comments i've heard on this topic to date! women need to stop being so hard on other women. we say that it's men that hold us back and hold us down, but it's really our fellow women-- with their biased, uncompromising, & narrow-minded words & ways.
TakeThyRod's picture

Well Spoken. At last someone

Well Spoken. At last someone with some GOOD sense.
Anonymous's picture

Tasha I don't like how u have

Tasha I don't like how u have organised the comments. Switch back to how it was before. Now the latest comments are to the top???
Tisa's picture

not understanding how to

not understanding how to comments and times they are left are appearing on this site.
Tisa's picture

Whatever. Lauryn Hill was

Whatever. Lauryn Hill was Clef and Rohans mistress. I still listen to her and I will listen to Alicia too. But good for Mashonda. She deserves happiness.
Anonymous's picture

It took you seeing them

It took you seeing them together to let it finally settle in? The divorce papers weren't enough? Love is truly blind.
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After reading the whole

After reading the whole interview, I come to the conclusion that Mashonda was a fool for marrying him and Alicia Keys is an even bigger fool for wanting to marry him. He's a serial cheater and unless a miracle takes place, he's never going to change. How do women get to be so damn stupid!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Everybody plays the fool

Everybody plays the fool sometime. There is no exception to the rule. I not lying everybody plays the fool. Love is about opening your hearts and taking a leap of faith. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
Anonymous's picture

Why she keep getting these

Why she keep getting these weird ugly lookin dudes. She not ugly. this guy looks like a peanut....
Anonymous's picture

I think it is crazy how ppl

I think it is crazy how ppl are coming so hard at Alicia Keys. I don't think any different of her then or now. It is what it is. Ms. Mashonda needs toget a life and move on. I knw she may be hurt from the divorce, what woman wouldn't be, esp if she had planned to spend the rest of her life with him. But things don't always work out as planned and we must learn to move on. Mashonda is making a spectacle of herself. If this man had cheated on her like ppl r saying, do you really thing he would invite his ex-wife to his birthday party knwn he was going to be all hugged up with Alicia. NO! He does not come across disrespetful at all. The point is the marriage didn't last he moved on before the divorce was final and Mashonda was hoping they could ravage what she thought was left of their marriage. So getting mad a Alicia and makn this spectacle obviously didn't work. His mind was already made up. Ppl need to take responsibility for their own actions/marriage. Don't blame Alicia Keys becuase ur marriage didn't last. Marriages jus don't end jus becuase. There were problems that led up to the divorce. JMO
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"There were problems that led

"There were problems that led up to the divorce. " was the ONLY correct thing you said. The rest was, excuse my French, garbage.
TakeThyRod's picture

Hey if you are not married

Hey if you are not married then you should not speak on marriage. Marriage is sacred and of course they come with problems but the botton line is don't trade your old car for a new one because everything new becomes old at some point. Take the old one and fix it as paint it, mend it and keep it moving. If he can do it to one woman who he swore to love and cherish and forsake all others for, he WILL do it again...IJS
Anonymous's picture

Exactly! Two people are in a

Exactly! Two people are in a marriage. You have to take responsibility for both the success and failure of a marriage.
Anonymous's picture

You know you sound like a

You know you sound like a pathetic version of Alicia Keys. When people like you have a opinion like that it gives marriage a bad name. I feel for you because by that "stupid" comment, your young and a male wouldnt take you serious because of that attitude. Get real with yourself "child", before you wake up old and alone, bitter, hating, and blaming everybody but yourself. You probably think all men are dogs. Poor "child", you need to get a life.
Anonymous's picture

I most strongly agree with u

I most strongly agree with u aNg...u never know what they were going through before hand n like u said he moved on when she thought something was still there. So i just think that ppl should look at as they r ppl too n have feeling just like everyone else n he n Alicia followed what they felt not what other ppl thought. I also agree when u say he doesn't seem disrespectful....ppl r lookin from the outside in an going off the media...give it a rest..they love each other n that's what's up. Shonda has a man now everyone is happy!!!!!!!!
Missy Black's picture

Did you read the whole

Did you read the whole interview? If you did, you can tell she has moved on. She's not blaming Alicia and she even wishes them well. I hope if you ever end up her position, it's as easy for you to move on as you want her to.
Anonymous's picture

If this wasn't Swizz nobody

If this wasn't Swizz nobody would even care and what else about Mashonda is interesting enough to want to listen to her other than the fact that so many women can relate to being cheated on. This is old.
Anonymous's picture

well said HAZELNUT!!!!!

well said HAZELNUT!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Ok Alicia should have

Ok Alicia should have probably waited for a divorce. But if their marriage was over and divorce proceedings has started , was it really betrayal or lack of judgement? her marriage was already over i m gonna need her to stop playing the victim and be victorious. if she had stole him from u that would have been differtnt
Anonymous's picture

Obviously you don't know the

Obviously you don't know the difference yourself between victim and victor. She's got a new man, she's happy, and she wished Swizz and Alicia the best. She's simply stating her side of the story because so much has been written, said, and speculated.
Anonymous's picture

Aren't black women supposed

Aren't black women supposed to be lifting each other up? Why are so many women putting Mashonda down for actually wanting to save her marriage and be with her husband? What's wrong with that? Marriage is supposed to be a sacred commitment. I think what is sad is that Alicia probably believes he will treat her better. It's obvious marriage doesn't mean much to him, it's his hobby along with making babies. I hope they make it, but it doesn't look good for them. When you start off wrong, you usually don't end up right.
Holly's picture

That's right Holly! I think

That's right Holly! I think its sad that it todays society we just give up on our marriages like...yuo know what I'm tired of you...divorce! We wonder why our community is in the state that its in? It's because our fundamentals are so shakey. She was a married woman who loved her husband and wanted to stay married. That is a good thing! You work at it until you cant work it anymore. you fight for it until you bloodied and battered on the battlefield. That was a MARRIAGE. It's bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. That's something you always fight for.
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Great point! I truly wish

Great point! I truly wish her all the best. She handled the situation really well. She will be blessed.
Anonymous's picture

it's not a matter of who will

it's not a matter of who will be round in 10 years or who has more grammys than the other, the fact is alicia broke up her marriage, with no regard to Mashonda. I get that you can't help who you fall in love with but you can prevent breakin up someone's marriage. That is a conscious decision alicia made knowing what the consequences were. It is a shame people are giving the spotlight to alicia keys when they condemn men who cheat. Swizzy cheated yet there is no scolding him, just high praises for his new chick and their unborn baby. I feel for Mashonda and I hope that if I ever find myself in her situation, I am able to keep my composure as well as she has been trying to do. Keep your head up Mashonda, there is a better man than Swizzy out there. I used to believe in Alicia too now I can't even listen to her music.
Anonymous's picture

Well said. People act like

Well said. People act like having fame & money exempts you from doing what's right. So what if she's got grammys if she doesn't have any morals.
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did anyone else notice this

did anyone else notice this "new" man of Mashonda's was on an episode of "Basketball Wives" for a blind date hooked up by Susie? They all have motives.....be careful 'Shonda!
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