Rap producer Swizz Beatz has confirmed he's dating Alicia Keys, ending months of speculation about their rumoured relationship.
The beatmaker was first linked to the Fallin' beauty last September (08) after the breakdown of his marriage to R&B singer Mashonda, but Beatz immediately dismissed claims Keys was a factor in their divorce, insisting it couldn't be farther from the truth.
But now Beatz - real name Kasseem Dean - is coming clean about their romance, appearing to reference Keys in his guest verse on rapper Drake's new song, Best I Ever Had.
He raps, "Wake up in the morning and my baby cooked me breakfast, A's naked wearing nothing on but a necklace/ Yeah, she say she wanna treat me like a king; I get big gifts so the money ain't a damn thing/ She gave me a party at the Guggenheim... What's next? The ring? The baby? She really loves me!"
And Beatz has confirmed his love for Keys to the New York Daily News, but admits: "We're nowhere near ready for a baby or a ring. This whole song is not about Alicia. The part about her cooking breakfast for me naked - she never done that for me!"
The producer has also defended their decision to keep their relationship secret because "what we have is so precious".