R&B singer Alicia Keys is having a bit of a scandal today. Alicia and her husband Swizz Beats are known for their hit music and for having a happy blended family, but not everyone connected to this family is happy with Alicia and her parenting choices.
According to British singer Jahna Sebastian who is also Swizz Beat's baby's mother, Alicia Keys is inappropriately demanding that her daughter, Nicole, call her "Umi."
The word Umi means "mother" in Arabic.
Swizz Beats has a 9 year old daughter with the British singer and her daughter and Alicia Keys eldest son - are just a few months apart in age.
Alicia has accepted all of Swizz's children, and seems to have a healthy relationship with them all.
But Jahna thinks Alicia has been out of line when it comes to her daughter Nicole.
Here's what she wrote on Instagram:
This is the rule in my family. I am the only Mother to my child. I am the One raising her, who gave her life, British Citizenship, knowledge, and everything else. I am not only the biological mother, I am THE MOTHER.
This will remain forever. I am the one who feeds her, is raising her, who came out through the hard times with her and for her, taught her to be a great human being and everything about life. I am the Only Mother to my daughter.
No one else will be called any kind of ‘mom’ name in English, Arabic, not an ‘Umi’ or anything else in other language by her.
I will not let nobody bribe her and change her by using material things against me, iPhones and other things.
She will be raised as a human being, who cares for humanity and stands by the right principles. I will go far and beyond for my child as I have always done.
Nicole has never called another man ‘daddy’ or any other name that means ‘father’. No man has ever tried to replace or act as a second ‘father’ to her overstepping boundaries and making decisions on behalf of her real father.
My rights and standing must be respected in return the same way. In front of God, money doesn’t matter, the power and purity of the soul is what matters.
She then followed it up with shots at Alicia Keys:
Here's Swizz' daughter Nicole: