OMG! Alicia Keys dropped a new single called ‘Blended Rocky’ with A$AP Rocky, and we haven’t stopped playing it yet! Listen and find out who she dedicated the song to here!
SO good! Alicia Keys, 35, debuted her single “Blended Family” featuring A$AP Rocky, 28, on Oct. 6, ahead of her album release. The brand new single is an upbeat track, with Alicia adding her melodic and soulful vocals on it.
On the song, the R&B vocalist sings about being a mother, and the drama that sometimes happens in her growing family.”I know it started with a little drama /I hate that you had to read it in the paper /But everything’s over with me being your mama / Baby everyone here knows they adores you,” she sings. A$AP Rocky also jumps in to recall a moment from his childhood. “I remember having four step moms at nine / Loved Christmas time and birthday was fly.” SO beautiful!
In addition to announcing the powerful single, Alicia also penned a beautiful message on Facebook to explain the meaning behind the song. “I’m so excited for you to hear this song. It means so much to me and our whole family,” Alicia wrote. “The understanding, compassion and support we’ve found is a powerful testament to the healing that comes when we choose love. Especially for the kids… the most important part of our lives.” The singer finished her message by dedicating the record to a very special woman in her life. “Celebrating Mashonda Tifrere for our commitment to each other with support and true growth,” she added.
If you didn’t know, Mashonda Tifrere is Swizz Beatzz’s, 38, ex-wife! Mashonda and Swizz, Alicia’s current husband, were married from 2004 until 2010. Although the couple reportedly separated in 2008, rumors started to swirl that Swizz was actually having an affair with Alicia! OMG! Mashonda and Alicia definitely had their disagreements over the years, with Mashonda even penning a letter of her own on Twitter in 2009, bashing Alicia for broadcasting her relationship with Swizz. But it appears the two have apparently made amends, at least for the sake of their kids!
“Blended Family” is the newest single from Alicia’s forthcoming sixth studio album, HERE. She has said the new album, which is due out on Nov. 4, is her “most raw and honest creation yet!” And after listening to “Blended Family,” we can’t wait for the rest of the album to get here!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Alicia’s new song with A$AP Rocky?