Alicia Keys announced that she has decided to part ways with her long-time manager Jeff Robinson of MBK Entertainment.
According to the press release, the split was “mutually agreed upon” and Alicia Keys will now “oversee all aspects of her personal career.” Alicia and Jeff have been business partners since she was 15.
According to a source, Alicia’s split with her manager had partially to do with her relationship with Stone Mountain High alum Swizz Beatz. The source tells NecoleBitchie.com:
Over the past few weeks, it’s been pretty tense in house. Swizz Beatz has been there and has been taking a pretty active role of being a manager. He has been pitching her to people and he’s becoming very vocal in the direction of her career.”
According to another source, Alicia Keys also axed her entire glam squad. “Swizz Beatz is trying to remove anyone from the team that appears to be a threat because of his own insecurities” says the source.