Unfortunately, I never succeeded in getting a response.” The Harlem native goes on to describe her first encounter with Keys by way of an introduction from Swizz himself.
Mashonda also made it clear that despite their pending divorce she still calls Swizz her “husband” until the split is legally finalized.
Making use of her scholarship, Keys briefly attended Columbia University, but then dropped out to pursue career in music.
Keys has, in fact, shown that she possesses a great interest in music since her very childhood.
She was born to an Afro father named Craig Cook and a Caucasian mother, Terri Augello.
Known as a smart student, Alicia successfully graduated as valedictorian from the Professional Performing Arts School, a public high school in Manhattan.
“The writers were already breaking a story in which — shock of shocks — Jamal hooks up with a girl, after all he’s been through,” showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells of the surprising storyline.