Alicia Keys’ unborn baby blessed in Zulu ceremony in South Africa

While in South Africa for a performance at the World Cup, Alicia Keys and her fiance Swizz Beatz recently had their unborn baby blessed in a Zulu ceremony.  Mother and child received traditional Zulu names, reports the Daily Mail.  Keys, who is five months pregnant, was chosen to receive the honor because of her work with a local children’s charity Bobbi Bear, whose workers are paid by the singer.
“Alicia has been made part of the tribal family because she really reached out to the people here,” said Bobbi Bear director Jackie Bradfield.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz engaged and expecting baby

Rumors have been swirling and now its been confirmed.  Alicia Keys is engaged to producer Swizz Beatz and they are expecting a baby. Swizz Beats (real name: Kasseem Dean) recently finalized his divorce from R&B singer Mashonda.  This will be the first child for Keys and the third for her fiance, who has two sons, Kasseem Jr., 3, and Prince from previous relationships.
The singer and producer “are expecting a baby and are engaged to be married in a private ceremony later this year,” reps for the couple told People.

Divorce finalized for Nas and Kelis / Damian Marley and Nas perform

It’s official.  After five years of marriage, Nas and Kelis are now divorced.  According to TMZ, the marriage ended last Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Currently, Nas was ordered to pay $10,000 monthly in child and spousal support.  The two are expected back in court for child and spousal support claims.
Check out Nas and Damian Marley performing their new single “As We Enter” Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the jump. The two are touring to promote their joint album, “Distant Relatives.”
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Big Daddy Kane gets married

Rapper Big Daddy Kane, whose legal name is Antonio Monterio Hardy, married his bride Shawnette Saturday in North Carolina. According to, DJ D-Nice of Boogie Down Productions described the wedding on Twitter.
“It was a beautiful ceremony,” D-Nice tweeted. “It was an honor to attend his wedding. We have so much history. During the time when my crew (BDP) & his crew (The Juice Crew) were beefing, Kane & I were friends. I was even his hypeman at an Apollo show.”

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon accuses husband of cheating in work e-mail



Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, star of NYPD Blue and The Jamie Foxx Show, sent an e-mail to her husband, agent Mike Nilon’s co-workers at Creative Artists Agency.  According to the New York Post, she accused Nilon of cheating in the missive with the subject line “Tiger Woods/Jesse James/Mike Nilon.”  The 43-year-old actress wrote: “What do they have in common … I found out today that MY husband of almost 9 yrs has been having an affair for 5 yrs with some slut in Chicago. I am devastated!!!! And I have been duped!! Our boys don’t deserve this!”
The actress later released the following statement: “My focus at this time is on my kids and healing the pain. There will be no further comment.”
The couple have two 2-year-old twin boys Jax and Jaid.  The actress also has a teenage son from a previous marriage.