According to the New York Post, the super producer’s former flame aka the ex-wife Mashonda. Stating that she had filed legal papers in Manhattan’s Supreme court claiming that Swizz owes her $344,000 in missed payments.
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 former flame 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 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,” he said.
Swizz and Mashonda are scheduled to go to court in June.
History of the Producer – Swizz Beatz was born Kasseem Dean in the Bronx area of New York City. He relocated to Atlanta as a teenager, where he started to DJ parties. When his relatives became involved with the Ruff Ryders label, he began to produce tracks at the tender age of 16. Forgoing the practice of using samples, he used real instruments whenever possible and tried to accentuate the performance aspect of his music. He produced countless rap and R&B acts, from DMX and EVE, but he never really got much credit for his work. It wasn’t until his first solo album, 2002’s G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, which he started to get notices for his production style and interesting ideas. The next five years would find him landing hit after hit and becoming more in demand with each production. In 2007 he released the infectious single “It’s Me Snitches” to promote the coming full-length One Man Band. From there on, this brother has been doing well for himself.