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Swizz Beatz’s Daughter’s Mom BLASTS Alicia Keys For Allegedly Trying To Make Her Daughter Call Her ‘Umi’ (Mom)

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Alicia Keys is being put on blast by Swizz Beatz’s daughter’s mom! She claims the singer has been forcing her daughter to call her “Umi,” which is a variation of “mother” in Arabic. Receipts inside…

Just when it seemed like Swizz Beatz and his wife Alicia Keys had the blended family game on lock…THIS happens. We’ve seen the roller coaster of actions between Swizz, Alicia and his son’s mother Mashonda Tifrere. Alicia and Mashonda went from beefing with one another in the headlines to Mashonda writing a co-parenting book that sparked a sisterhood between the ladies, which she released last year.

Now, one of Swizz Beatz’s other children’s mother have an issue. And it’s seemingly an issue Mashonda had a few years ago.


Jahna Sebastian is the mother of Swizz’s 11-year-old daughter, Nicole Dean. In recent social media posts, she claims Alicia (whom she ends up name checking in the comments) has been trying to force her daughter to acknowledge her as “Umi,” which means “mother” in Arabic. Jahna – who’s based in London - took to Instagram and posted a screenshot of an article posted on Oprah’s website with the title “12 Things a Stepmother Should Never Say.”

In the long caption, Jahna explained how she’s the only mother to her daughter and how “no one else will be called any kind of ‘mom’ name.”

” I am not only the biological mother, I am THE MOTHER,”Jahna wrote. “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.”

Jahna then went on to explain how her daughter will not be won over with material things like iPhones and iPads.

” 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,” she continued.

She noted how her daughter doesn’t call another man “daddy” because that would be overstepping boundaries.

”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.”



In another Instagram post, Jahna posted a video with the title “What Is A Step Parent’s Role?” In the caption of the video, Jahna talked about how it’s disrespectful that the step parent doesn’t even speak to the mother of the child, yet tries to get the child to “call them a name that means ‘mother.”

Here’s what she wrote:

“When a child has two parents, who are well and sound, who provide everything the child needs, who’s mother does everything on a daily basis and beyond, it is not the role of anyone else to attempt to replace one of the parents, the mother or the father. It is disrespectful in regards to the mother, when the ‘stepparent’ does not even speak to the mother, yet tries to get the child to call them a name that means ‘mother’ or attempts to overwrite what the mother allows or doesn’t allow the child to do on social media for example, without the mother’s consent. On top of that to use this to manipulate the child against the mother, by attempting to overwrite what the mother considers to be the rightful thing in regards to discipline or nurturing. When a step parent is bribing a child to manipulate them knowing this is not what the mother would agree with. It is simply wrong and sickening psychological manipulation of the child against the mother. Especially, when the mother is doing everything for the child and perfectly does the job and fits the role, not only biologically and on paper, but in life and on a daily basis as a teacher, nurturer and carer.”

Jahna never called Alicia out specifically in her social media captions, but she does allude to her posts being about Alicia in her comments. A fan wrote, "I agree. Anthying outside of this is disrespectful."

Jahan replied, "Yes and this is what is being done to my child right now. Without my consent the other woman wants to be called 'Umi" which means mother in Arabic. I am raising Nicole, she lives with me in the UK all her life."

Then she wrote, "The other woman had no role in raising my daughter at all. Zero. In fact she tried to get in the way of many things."

Another fan wrote, "damn Alicia??" and Jahna responded, "Yes." 

Jahna then said that "blended family" love Alicia and Swizz talk about is fake news. She said she has good relationships with all of Swizz's children's mother, however, she's tired of "this one" (i.e. Alicia) violating her rights as a parent. Check it: 


Jahna’s frustrations with Alicia sound VERY familiar. In 2010, Mashonda opened up about Alicia trying to force her son, Kasseem Jr., to call her “Umi” as well. Here's what she told Sister 2 Sister at the time:

S2S: You said that Alicia wanted your baby to call her “mommy”. 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 it’s 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 girl's 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 me 100 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 “umi.” You’re not his umi. 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.”


IF Alicia Keys really is asking her step children to refer to her as "Umi," do you see it as disrespectful?

Photos: DFree/Shuttershock.com

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