Alicia Keys Splits With Longtime Manager; Swizz Beatz Reportedly Guiding Singers Career
(AllHipHop News) More gossip on the relationship between Hip-Hop producer Swizz Beatz and R&B singer Alicia Keys is hitting the Internet.
Reports that Swizz Beatz now plays a major role in Keys’ career are surfacing, just days after Keys split with her longtime manager, Jeff Robinson of MBK Entertainment.
Robinson and his company MBK have managed Alicia Keys’ career for over ten years according to a statement released by Robinson and Keys on Friday (July 16th).
According to the statement, Keys and Robinson decided to “change the structure of their business relationship,” allowing Keys to “oversee all aspects of her own personal career.”
Keys’ company AK Worldwide will now handle the 12-time Grammy Award winning singer’s career, including touring, licensing, film, television and business development.
“This decision will allow Alicia more control over all aspects of her career from singing and songwriting, to leading many business ventures and social causes,” reads the statement.
Today (July 19th), celebrity blogger Necole Bitchie reported that the split with MBK was due to Swizz Beatz’ increased “role” in managing the direction of Alicia Keys career.
“Over the past few weeks, Its been pretty tense in house…Swizz Beatz has been there and has been taking a pretty active role of being a manager,” the source told NecoleBitchie.com. “He has been pitching her to people and he’s becoming very vocal in the direction of her career.”
The source claims that Swizz Beatz has been pushing for the release of Keys’ song and video “Put It In A Love Song,” which he wrote and co-directed.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz announced their engagement in January of 2009.
Keys is also almost six months pregnant with Swizz Beatz child.
Excerpt from AllHipHop.com