In addition to hearing the amazing vocals of Alicia Keys on her new album, Girl On Fire, fans will also get to hear the amazing voice of Egypt Dean on the record. Keys recently told Person to Person that her and husband Swizz Beatz’s son is featured on a few of her tracks including the song, ‘When It’s All Over.’

“I asked him to say, ‘Mommy,’ so then he says, ‘Mommy,’ and then I asked him to say, ‘I love you,’ so he says, ‘I love you.’… His daddy is really known for this particular thing he always shouts out when he’s about to perform, he says, ‘It’s showtime.’ So I said, ‘What’s your name?’ he said, ‘Showtime.’ I said, ‘But what’s your name?’ and he said, ‘Egypt.’ So it was perfect, he did amazing,” said Keys.

Alicia’s new album debuts today and is available online and in music stores.

Hear Egypt’s adorable voice at the 3:58 mark:

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  1. I can see from this interview that Mashonda has no shame in her game when it comes to telling what is going on behind the scenes. Somewhere Swizz is wishing she would shut the hell up I’m sure. Plus the child has already been rushed into a confusing situation, why add on more confusion by making him call a woman he barely knows a special title? I would be raising hell if another woman did this to me. You not only want my husband and my place but now you want my child? Hell no.

    On Swizz and Alicia’s affair:

    S2S: Were you guys dating other people before he got with Alicia? Were you guys separated?

    Mashonda: We were married. Sleeping in the same bed and having sex every night while he was seeing Alicia. Okay? It was an affair. 100 percent. I don’t know why people want to change that rule so much. We had just had a kid, for crying out loud. Our child was 8 months. I found out about Alicia two days before my son turned 1. They had been doing their thing
    for months before that.

    On Why She Continues To Speak About It If She’s Moved On:

    Mashonda: People ask me why am I still talking about this and why don’t I just leave it alone. I’m like, this is going to help
    somebody. My story is a universal thing. This is not just something that only happened to me: This happens to women every day. Mine was just ugly. If I can help the next woman get through and be positive, then I’m going to talk about it.

    On Alicia Asking Kasseem Jr. to call her Mommy:

    S2S: You said that Alicia wanted your baby to call her Umi. How do you know that she said that?

    Mashonda: My son told me.

    S2S: And you told her that is not going to happen?

    Mashonda: Yeah. I sent her an email and asked her to please respect what I am to him and its not right for her to think that is okay. She never replied. She doesn’t reply to me. She has never given me that respect.

    S2S: What does Swizz say?

    Mashonda: He said okay, he would stop it. He wouldn’t let her do it.

    S2S: That would be kind of confusing for the child.

    Mashonda: Oh, it is. It is so unfair to the child. I have been in contact with the little girls mother (the woman in England who has Swizz?s baby). She’s a young girl. She’s a spiritual girl. She apologized to me. I don’t even judge her. I can’t. She’s totally different than the other one. This other one knew. Alicia knew about me100 percent. Swizz introduced me at prior events. They were signed to the same record company. She knew. And I emailed her and asked her to stop doing what she was doing and she disregarded me. Just like she disregarded me when I asked her to not have my son thinking it was okay to call her mommy. You’re not his mom. You just met my son.

    S2S: Umi is like mommy?

    Mashonda: Umi means mommy in Arabic. I’m like no. And then after I spoke to the lady in London, she told me that she tried to get her daughter to call her umi as well.

    S2S: She’s met the lady in London?

    Mashonda: Yes. I’m glad she’s having her own child now because now she will have someone to call her umi.

    S2S: Wow.

    Mashonda: Like, if you want to be a stepmother, that’s great. Be a stepmother. But don?t think that it’s okay to make a kid call you umi or mommy.

    Up For Discussion: Is it ever fair to the child to make him/her call the step mom “mom” or any variation of it? Is it disrespectful to the child biological mom? Especially if she is still present and active in the child’s life?

    • I know this is an old issue but I’ll bite because it really is so universal and most people have their own experiences with this. I have both a step-mother and step-father so I’ve been on that side of it. It took me years to become comfortable enough with my step mom to call her mom. I was asked to do it sooner, and I wasn’t having it. At that time, though her and my father had been married many years, I didn’t see her as a mother but my father’s wife. We hadn’t developed a relationship. But eventually we did and now I do see her as a mother figure and respect her as one. So now when I call her that I think it means so much more to both of us. It’s not forced, but a matter of respect and honor to the role she now has in my life. On the other hand, my stepfather and I connected immediately and I start to call him dad right away. I was comfortable with that. Both of my step-parents know that neither can ever take the place of my biological parents and they don’t try. I’m cool with the relationships that we have. It’s genuine.

      I also had a long-term relationship (not marriage – I know that’s different) with someone with a child. In that case, the little girl wanted to have a special name for me so I let her pick it out. It was close to mommy but not quite. I would never have made her or even suggested that she call me anything other than what she was comfortable with. I had walked in her shoes so I knew that it could be very confusing and complicated for a little one. So anyway, that’s a snippet of my story. The short answer is NO. It should never be out of force.

      OAN… I’ve seen so many marriages damaged or altogether ruined because of baby mama or baby daddy drama. Not in my house. IF I marry a man with children, it will be only after sitting down with his children’s mother and making sure that we all are on the same page. I will not respect a man who doesn’t honor his children’s mother, even if she doesn’t deserve it. Honor the role by treating her with respect. They have to be in agreement with all things concerning the child(ren), and because he and I will be one, I have to be in agreement with both of them. I know that to some people this is fairy tale talk and easier said than done. But it’s my STANDARD. That marriage just will not happen without all of us having respect for one another and knowing our roles and boundaries. I don’t understand how people live these days without respecting one another. Not in my house.

      • @Shi I have a lot of respect for what you said. Before my mum came along, my dad used to call his first wife “the b*tch he was married to), even though she deserved it my mum asked him to stop. She said that his first wife was the vessel that God used to give her her first two children and they had to respect that vessel, because without her they wouldn’t have my older brothers (fortunately for my brother’s their biological mother stayed out of their lives and I was nine years old before I knew that my mum wasn’t their mum. ( I was told by a soror of the bio mum in a restroom. I freaked out and my mum came into the restroom and beat her @ss).

        My second oldest brother is currently in medical school and the bio mum contacted him there. He met her but told her it was the last time they would meet. He thanked her for giving him life (I guess he didn’t want to mention all the drugs she was on when she was pregnant, his premature birth or the fact that she abandoned him in the hospital after after he was born); and told her not to contact him again. He told us on last Boxing Day, several months after the fact.

        While Alicia Keys song is reminiscent of Whitney Houston’s “My Love Is Your Love”, a song doesn’t absolve Keys of her actions in reference to her husband. In my religion (mine not her’s) to be truly absolved Keys needed to ask forgiveness of her God and Mashonda. Hopefully that has happened since at the time of the article she refused to respond to anything Mashonda had to say.

        As Mashonda wrote, Jahna Sebastian (Nicole Dean’s mum), asked her for forgiveness for having an affair with Swizz Beatz, and Mashonda genuinely believes that Sebastian honestly didn’t know that Beatz was married.

        There is a West Indian saying (I love West Indian sayings), that goes “How you meet them is how you leave them”. I hope Keys is watching her back; and Beatz’s long into the night time at his recording studio. If he can cheat on his wife with two women; what is her guarantee that he won’t do the same to her. After all, she was one of the women he cheated on his wife with.

  2. Who made this video? Egypt doesn’t say “Papa” he says “Buh-Bye” and Alicia says “Buh-Bye, already?”

    Egypt is even cuter to me now, what a precious little boy!

  3. Reminds when Whitney Houston had Bobbi K on “My Love Is Your Love” saying “Sing Mommy”..SMH Licia first you stole ole girl husband now you stealing whitneys idea.. This Chick. i lost ALOT of respect for her with her sneaky theiving [self]

    • A lot of artist feature their kids in their work. Will Smith had Jaden on his album before. No one in the industry is “original.”

      • Trisha,

        Will Smith had Trey on the album first on that “Just the Two of us” song… He said, “My daddy is a very sensitive subject” at the age of 5. That was precious. :)

      • Jay Z had Bule Ivy on his song & she was only a few hours old. There is absolutely nothing wrong with anyone doing it.

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