Swizz Beatz Parties For Charity In NYC While Alicia Keys Is On Mommy Duty! Exclusive

Thu, May 19, 2011 3:13pm EDT by 2 Comments

Hollywoodlife.com has EXCLUSIVE details on the charity event that surprised partygoers with special performances and a silent auction including Alicia Keys VIP concert tickets!

Esteemed rapper and producer Swizz Beatz took some time off from his fatherly functions to host a charity fundraiser at NYC hotspot 1Oak for the Bronx Charter School for the Arts but his wife Alicia Keys was no where in sight!

“Alicia was at home watching their son Egypt but she really wanted to be there,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. “But she donated two VIP tickets to her concert which really made the night special.”

The event was pinnacled by a surprise performance between Beatz and R&B diva Estelle.  The electric duo performed hits such as “DJ Play That Beat,” “Dance Like a White Girl,” and were even shadowed onstage by the dancing moves of Gossip  Girl’s Tika Sumpter.

Among Sumpter, guests included singer Shontelle, Mob Wives’s Renee Graziano, and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed. The celebrities, along with other guests in attendance, were given the opportunity to bid on auction items including an autographed Decoded book from Jay-Z, autographed CD sets from Beyonce, a signed Carmelo Anthony jersey, and the hottest entity of the night, Alicia Keys VIP concert tickets with backstage access.

Beatz’s decision to temporarily take on philanthropy over fathering was a smart one — the event raised over $100,000 for the Bronx Arts’ after-school programs.

– Michael Emer with reporting by Chloe Melas

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Wrong

Posted at 9:31 PM on May 19, 2011  

Actually Alicia Keys was in Chicago at Oprah’s farewell party taping one of 3 of her final shows… your sources suck

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Nico

Posted at 4:51 PM on May 19, 2011  

Actually this event was held the same night that Alicia Keys was performing in Chicago at Oprah’s last taping (see pics of her on stage w/ Oprah and Maya Angelou), so your source, while I’m sure meant well, was misinformed ;-)

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