Rapper and producer Swizz Beatz reached an official child-support deal with the mother of his love child in London, the New York Post reported Monday.
Sources confirmed that 33-year-old Bronx-born producer and rapper Beatz, husband of Alicia Keys, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, recently struck an out-of-court settlement with UK-based singer Zhanna Andrianova, mother of his three-year-old daughter Nicole.
Russian Andrianova, who performs under the name Jahna Sebastian, met Beatz in a London club in 2007, and their daughter was born in May 2008. In 2009, he traveled to London with Keys to take a paternity test that proved he was the father.
The settlement comes after a prolonged back-and-forth between New York-based lawyers for Andrianova and Beatz, who has four children by four women.
The rapper’s attorney Robert Anthony Evans Jr. told the Post that he supports each of his children, adding, “Mr. Dean has never failed to deliver on his responsibility to his children.”
Sources said Beatz has been paying interim child support for his daughter with Andrianova, and the official settlement was delayed due to her being unable to travel to the US for court appearances, and her refusal to accept a settlement he offered a year ago.
Moscow-born Andrianova has been fighting visa problems in the UK, and in 2009 won a battle to prevent her from being deported to Russia.
Lawyers for Andrianova said Beatz also agreed to pay her $42,000 legal fees as part of the settlement, signed by him in July and her in August, and a judge at Manhattan Family Court granted them a money judgment Thursday to pursue payment, which could have resulted in his assets being seized or bank accounts frozen.
Following this, a check for full payment was sent by Beatz to her lawyer, divorce attorney Raoul Felder on Friday.
Beatz married Keys in Corsica in July 2010, and she gave birth to their son Egypt in October of that year. He also has a son Prince Nasir, born in 2000, with Nicole Levy, and another son, Kasseem Dean Jr., born in 2006, with his former wife Mashonda Tifrere.