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Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean Has 99 Problems & Alicia Ain't One Of Them (503 hits)

Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean has 99 problems and his chick ain't one. The newlywed music producer , 31, has been honeymooning it up on yachts in Corsica, France with his new wife singer Alicia Keys, 29, like he doesn't have a care in the world. Technically he shouldn't, after all, he did just wed one of the most intelligent and graceful women in R&B, but according to recent news, Swizz has found himself in a boatload of trouble.

Shortly after everyone viewed the secret wedding photos of Swizz and Alicia marrying in Italy, we could barely get out our oohs and ahhhs before tax documents surfaced showing Dean owes $2.4 million in taxes. Accumulating since 2006-2008, the total is part of a larger seven-year debt due to 35 different tax liens from the IRS.

Keys certainly has money of her own -- as does Beatz, who, according to Forbes, made $8 million in 2008 alone -- but what is going on here? Should Alicia have dug a little deeper before walking down the aisle? Maybe money grows on trees in the Dean household, but with more than 30 tax liens, child support and tax debt in the millions, Keys might have benefited from taking a moment to think before walking down the aisle.

"Celebrity or not, when you are preparing to marry someone you should disclose any type of financial obligations that will impact the marriage," Dr. Taffy Wagner, owner of Money Talk Matters and author of 'Debt Dilemma,' told Black Voices. "Just because the person wasn't involved the financial decision at the time, doesn't mean they won't be affected by the financial consequences."
As Swizz is pictured on his honeymoon poppin' and literally showering his friends with bottles of champagne sans his new wife, what does this mean for the expectant mother Alicia?

"Because these are tax liens, Alicia has to be concerned what will happen to her husband. Look what happened to Wesley Snipes," Wagner warned. "The IRS doesn't discriminate based on celebrity. If you owe them money, you owe them money."

Stress will continue to ensue if the reports of the couple searching $14 million dollar homes are true.
Posted By: Jen Fad
Saturday, January 8th 2011 at 6:45PM
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oh dang... hope she signed a nup... no need for her and their baby to get caught up in his past.... what happens after the wedding... is there's but dang!!!
Sunday, January 9th 2011 at 9:16PM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
THhese young women need to use their brains.
Sunday, January 9th 2011 at 11:36PM
Jen Fad
Im wit u on dis sista!! I tell you.... U HAVE BEEN on the Ball with the latest posts.. But I do enjoy reading your blogs!!! Keep me updated on Brotha El.... Didn't you put in one of your blogs.... ELs*xxy!!! Had 10 ...... 10 chillens... different mommas of course... 10... and he said in an interview he's gotta get used to batchelorhood!!!
Monday, January 10th 2011 at 1:03PM
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