Swizz Beatz: Marrying Alicia Keys Was A ‘Blessing’
First Published: August 22, 2010 8:50 PM EDT Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Mega-producer Swizz Beatz is still glowing following his July 31 wedding to singer Alicia Keys.
“Everything was just wow, it was a blessing,” Swizz said in a new interview with Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos. “It was positive energy, and we’re still in those moments.”
Swizz, whose real name is Kaseem Dean, said his Grammy-winning wife calls him “Baba,” instead of his footwear-inspired industry nickname.
“I used to wear K-Swiss sneakers back in the day, and I couldn’t get rid of the name,” he explained. “I had every color.”
The former DJ, whose work has been heard on over 270 million albums sold, said working with his superstar wife comes naturally.
“Anybody that’s brilliant can just connect to another mind,” he said of their collaborations in the studio. “Our chemistry is just a simple flow.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, the musical couple, who were married at a private home in the Mediterranean Sea, are expecting their first child later this year.
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