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Oct
31
Kanye West, Nas, Diddy, & Madonna Attend Alicia Keys’ Black Ball

Alicia Keys and Nas

The stars put on their finest and stepped out to Alicia Keys’ 11th Annual Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Thursday. A pregnant Alicia, whose second child is due in December, was the belle of the ball as she hosted the fundraiser alongside her husband Swizz Beatz and Diddy.

Swizz, Diddy, and Kanye West took the stage to honor Givenchy’s artistic director Riccardo Tisci, while Nas, Angel Haze, and David Byrne performed.

“We’re here to roll up our sleeves for the children and families living with HIV in India and Africa,” said Puff. “We need the money!”

Alicia, Swizz, and Diddy performed a mash-up of Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” and “Mo Money Mo Problems,” Angel Haze covered OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars,” and Nas put the crowd in a New York state of mind.

Madonna, Aretha Franklin, and Russell Simmons also showed up to support Keep a Child Alive, which has raised over $22.6 million for children and families affected by HIV.

See more photos from the black-tie benefit below.

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Sep
12
Alicia Keys Throws ‘Coming to America’ Birthday Bash for Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz celebrated his 36th birthday with a party fit for a king. Alicia Keys surprised her husband with an extravagant bash at Capitale NYC on Thursday night.

She brought Africa to the Big Apple, modeling the evening after Eddie Murphy’s 1988 comedy Coming to America.

The star-studded guest list included Diddy, DMX, Busta Rhymes, Naomi Campbell, A$AP Ferg, Carmelo and La La Anthony, and Swizz’ ex-wife Mashonda.

His royal highness took his seat in a throne on stage surrounded by family, while his pregnant wife made a grand entrance in a white gown, walking across the dance floor to the beat of tribal dancers.

“My party was Epic thx to all my fam & Friends for a timeless moment. I’m still in shock,” said Swizz, who is expecting his second child with Alicia in December.

See more photos from the royal affair below.

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Aug
11
New Music: French Montana f/ Remy Ma, Swizz Beatz, & Jadakiss – ‘Megadeath’

Remy Ma and French Montana

Remy Ma is back with a vengeance. After guesting on a remix to DJ Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More,” the Bronx rapper joins French Montana and Jadakiss on “Megadeath.” Over a crushing beat produced by Swizz Beatz, the Ruler reps her clique and shuts down her haters with witty punchlines.

“So actually I practically raised you bitches / I got a wallet in my pocket with your baby pictures,” she spits.

DJ Khaled has been in talks to sign her to his label We the Best, and she recently shot a video for the remix to “They Don’t Love You No More.”

Unleash Rem’s monster verse.

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Jul
30
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Expecting Second Child

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’ family is getting bigger. The superstar couple has announced that they are expecting their second child together.

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May
20
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’ Son Egypt Makes Runway Debut

Egypt and Alicia Keys

It was a proud moment for Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz as their son Egypt Daoud Dean made his runway debut at the Ralph Lauren fall 2014 children’s fashion show at the New York Public Library on Monday.

The three-and-a-half-year-old was cute as can be, modeling his dapper outfit including a herringbone jacket, navy dog intarsia sweater, and tartan wool pants.

His proud mother “almost died” watching her adorable son walk alongside the other stylish children.

“Egys first runway show!!!!! Wooooowwww!!!!! My lil baby!!!! #proudmamamoment!!!” said Alicia.

Other celebrities including Uma Thurman and Edie Falco cheered as Egypt took a final walk with designer Ralph Lauren.

“Egypt said to tell uncle Kanye he’s walking with that Ralph tho our lil guy 1st show @aliciakeys,” tweeted Swizz.

See Egypt strut his stuff on the runway.

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Apr
25
Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, & Pharrell Attend ‘Spider-Man 2′ Premiere

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

The superstars came out for the super hero premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York on Thursday.

Superwoman Alicia Keys coordinated outfits with her husband Swizz Beatz, who turned the red carpet into a family affair, bringing along his mother and brother.

Jamie Foxx, who stars as villain Electro in the comic book sequel, was all smiles as he stepped out with his cute date, his daughter Annalise. The four-year-old Spidey fan donned blue face makeup to mimic her dad’s character.

The self-proclaimed “King of New York,” Kendrick Lamar, was decked out in denim with a Yankees cap and white Chuck Taylors, while Pharrell Williams looked comfy in his signature hat, torn jeans, a Billionaire Girls Club hoodie, and Uggs.

During the after-party, Alicia teamed up with Kendrick, Pharrell, and composer Hans Zimmer for the first performance of “It’s On Again,” which appears on the movie soundtrack.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens nationwide on May 2.

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Apr
5
Pharrell Celebrates 41st Birthday with SpongeBob-Themed Party

Pharrell

Pharrell Williams is still a kid at heart. The “Happy” hitmaker celebrated his 41st birthday with his closest friends and SpongeBob SquarePants in New York City on Friday night.

On the eve of his “SNL” performance, Pharrell turned Cipriani Wall Street into the underwater city of Bikini Bottom for one night. Wearing a BBC varsity jacket and green version of his Buffalo hat, he hit the yellow carpet with his wife Helen Lasichanh.

His favorite characters from the Nickelodeon show including SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward came out to play, along with his celebrity pals Chanel Iman, Russell Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Mashonda.

Other guests included Swizz Beatz and Pharrell’s “It’s On Again” collaborator Alicia Keys, who was fresh from the DVF Awards.

Guests got down to the funky sounds of Q-Tip, who was the DJ on duty, and the birthday boy received a custom cake in the shape of a Krabby Patty.

He received birthday wishes from his famous friends. “Happy Bday to my brother, @Pharrell!!! Been killing the game forever! And, you still look younger than the rest of us,” tweeted Justin Timberlake, while Tyler, the Creator added, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE NI**A THE PAVED THE WAY AND TO THIS DAY CONTINUES TO INSPIRE ME ON A CRAZY LEVEL.”

In addition to “SNL,” Pharrell will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” (formerly “Oprah’s Next Chapter”) on April 13 at 9 p.m.

Check out more pics from the splashy soirée below.

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