New Music: Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky - 'Blended Family (What You Do for Love)'

  /  10.06.2016

Alicia Keys opens up about her “Blended Family” on a new A$AP Rocky-assisted single off her forthcoming sixth album.

“I may not really be your mother,” sings Keys. “That don’t mean that I don’t really love ya / Even though I married your father / That’s not the only reason I’m here for ya.”

The track is dedicated to Swizz Beatz’ son, Kasseem Dean Jr., from the producer’s previous marriage to Mashonda. When Keys first started dating Beatz, Mashonda criticized her on Twitter.

“My concern with [Keys] is no longer the fact that she assisted in destroying a family,” wrote Mashonda. “But that she has the audacity to make these selfish comments about love and wanting to be with someone, even after knowing their situation.”

In 2012, Alicia denied the “homewrecker” allegations. “[They] were apart for some time before we ever got together,” she told Jet. “That doesn’t matter to those who take pleasure in trying to knock others down.”

Keys also addresses this on “Blended Family.” “I know it started with a little drama,” she sings. “I hate you had to read it in the paper / But everything’s over with me and your mama / Everybody here you know adores ya.”

For his part, A$AP Rocky also discusses his upbringing. “I remember having four stepmoms at nine,” he raps. “Loved Christmas time and birthdays was fly.”

Rocky and Alicia may perform their new collaboration together at Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball on Oct. 19 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. NYC fans can also catch Alicia performing at a free concert on Sunday.

Listen to “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” below (via HHNM).


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