Swizz Beatz Brushes Off Complaints About Usher Hugging Alicia Keys

Swizz Beatz has seen all your concerned comments about Sunday’s (Feb. 11) explosive Super Bowl LVIII halftime show and the hip-hop producer/rapper thinks you might need to calm down. “Y’all talking about the wrong damn thing !!! y’all don’t see that amazing dress covering the entire stadium ⚡️????????????????‍????????‍????????‍????????‍????,” he wrote of wife Alicia Keys‘ eye-popping, glittering red Dolce & Gabanna bejeweled catsuit and billowy organza cape.

In addition to a snap of Keys’ flowing train, Beatz also included a shot of headliner Usher hugging a smiling Keys from behind during their joint performance of their 2004 joint hit “My Boo.”

“Tonight’s performance was nothing but amazing with 2 amazing Giants!,” Beatz added. “Congrats @usher and my love @aliciakeys that song is a classic ???? We don’t do negative vibes on this side we make history.”

Swizz’s post appeared to be in response to a number of tweets suggesting that the singers got a bit too cozy on stage during the performance in which Usher hugged Keys from behind and put his hand on her hip. “Usher knows he outta pocket for violating Alicia Keys at the superbowl last night,” wrote one X user, with another saying, “It’s wrong to hold someone’s wife like this. I don’t care if Swiss Beatz is okay with it.”

Beatz (born Kasseem Dean), 45 and Keys, 43, first met as teenagers in the 1990s and then reconnected in 2008 and married in 2010; they share two sons, Egypt and Genesis.

The special on-stage moment between the old friends came amidst a glitzy career-spanning halftime extravaganza from Usher — whose recently concluded My Way Las Vegas residency had the singer getting up-close-and-personal with fans and famous friends on a nightly basis — which also featured cameos from H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Will.i.am and Lil Jon and Ludacris, the latter on the show-closing, crowd-pleasing run through their 2004 hit “Yeah!”

Check out Beatz’ post below.

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