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Swizz Beatz reaches child-support deal with singer

Published Sep. 20, 2011

Rapper and producer Swizz Beatz, whom many of you may also know as the husband of Alicia Keys and father of their son Egypt. What you may not remember is that he has a 3-year-old daughter named Nicole with a London-based singer named Zhanna Andrianova -- but good news! He's reached a child-support arrangement with her. Finally.

Beatz, nee Kasseem Dean, met Andrianova at a London nightclub in 2007, knocked her up, then was hit with a peternity suit after the girl was born in May 2008, the New York Post reports. Apparently the case was tied up partially because Zhanna, who performs under the name Jahna Sebastian, was unable to travel to U.S. court appearances, partly because of visa problems in the U.K., which tried to have her deported to Russia in 2009. Among the details of the settlement is a $42,000 payment Swizz will fork over for legal fees.

The 33-year-old Beatz had previously offered Andrianova a settlement, whcih she did not accept, but his lawyer was adamant that "Mr. Dean has never failed to deliver on his responsibility to his children." Because he has two others, a boy with a woman named Nicole Levy and another boy with his ex-wife Mashonda Tifrere. Truly, the New York-born Swizz Beatz is a prolific artist.

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Posted by Joshua Gillin at 3:09:16 pm on September 19, 2011