Alicia Keys eloquently deflected a question about the alleged beef between her husband Swizz Beatz and Drake on the “Drink Champs” podcast.
After N.O.R.E. gave some backstory on some footage that they edited out from Swizz Beatz’s appearance on “Drink Champs” because they felt it may be received as him hating on Drake.
He asked Alicia Keys her take on the Drake situation as it relates to Swizz Beats.
Alicia eloquently flipped her answer into her take on Swizz and responded:
My take on Swizz is that he is the most real human on the planet.
Ask anybody who knows him. He’s on the phone with people that he loves at three in the morning.
I’m like, ‘Babe, you not gon come to bed?’
But he’s on the phone with people because they need him… because they going through something and they need somebody to listen.
He shows up for everybody times a million.
I’ve never seen a loyalty or a respect, speaking of loyalty to respect, like him.
People love him in a way that I never experienced before.
There’s a real connection, he can call you tomorrow, he can call anybody, and say, ‘My brother, blah blah blah blah blah, and it’s a real thing.
Not because of some fake industry BS because it serves you at the moment.
He’s THE realest person I ever met so my perspective on him is that he’s always going to speak his truth because whatever he’s saying there’s validity behind it and beside it.
He is absolutely the most genuine person, and he’s thorough, you know, he’s the realest of the real.
He tells me, ‘The realest of the real can go out without a dollar in their pocket and be good,’ and that’s who he is!
N.O.R.E. and his co-host DJ EFN couldn’t do anything but clap in response.
Watch the video below:
The alleged beef stemmed from Swizz calling Drake out on Busta Rymes lG Live in January 2020 because Swizz thought Drake didn’t want to put out a song that he and Busta collaborated on, even though Busta explained to Swizz that it didn’t go down like that.
The song eventually leaked online.
Swizz apologized on Father’s Day, of the same year, saying that he had a little too much to drank that night and he was in the wrong space and energy and said some things he shouldn’t said.
Watch Swizz’s apology video below:
Drake responded by throwing some bars at Swizz Beatz on his most recent album Certified Lover Boy.
N.O.R.E. believes if he would’ve played the unedited version of Swizz’s appearance on “Drink Champs” that the situation with he and Drake would’ve never gone this far because Swizz spoke about Drake much better on “Drink Champs” than he did on Busta’s IG live.