Alicia Keys Turned Down $9 Million For 9 Minutes Because She Was Spending Quality Time With Her Husband

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz don’t let anything get in the way of their family time. The two are indeed the definition of a power couple. Their relationship dynamic has proven to lead with light and love despite any form of criticism they may receive. They recently appeared on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game Podcast to talk about their legendary love story.
Alicia Keys had a rocky start in the music industry before her triumphant breakthrough in 2001. However, once her debut single “Fallin'” was unleashed, Keys began an upward trajectory to standout success. What followed next were millions of singles and albums sold, along with multiple accolades. In addition to her music and successful tours, Alicia Keys has made notable achievements in other areas of the entertainment industry. She co-starred in many films, including 2008’s The Secret Life of Bees.

Keys was honored with an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role. Alicia Keys has also become a brand ambassador for various companies and is involved in many projects.
As for Swizz Beatz, she too has racked up impressive achievements. She began her production career at a very young age, teaming up with her old DMX friend of hers and helping to create catchy anthems around the world. Plus, she’s created hits for so many others, from Beyonce to Eve to Jay-Z and more.

Swizz Beatz has also achieved a lot outside of the music space. It has also done well in the fashion space, partnering with companies like Reebox. The Grammy Award-winning producer has also been endorsed by Monster Energy Drinks. Then in 2020, Swizz Beatz teamed up with super producer Timbaland to launch the popular competition series Verzuz. In 2021, both producers were reported to have sold Verzuz to Triller for an undisclosed amount.


While both Swizz Beatz and his wife Alicia Keys have impressive and extensive solo careers, they have also teamed up in business. According to Afro Tech, the couple ventured into owning and operating The Dean Collection Music & Art Campus in upstate New York, which was first announced in 2019. In addition, they also own several properties in the United States.

As for romance and family, this journey began in 2010 for Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. That same year her first child was born. Then, in 2014, the couple expanded their family, adding another son to the mix. Clearly both have to juggle hectic schedules. Rightly so, they also claim an impressive check for appearances and other undertakings. But the couple recently revealed that no amount of money or opportunity is more important than family.


Swizz Beatz explained on the podcast that he will not sacrifice his “integrity” for any number of millions and that he has turned down many opportunities because of this. He also spoke about the power and blessing of using the word “no.” Later, Swizz praised his wife for standing her ground and saying “no” often. However, he also detailed that she “probably turned down a [billion dollars].”

Swizz Beatz also revealed that Alicia Keys once turned down $9 million for a 9-minute appearance. “It was integrity involved in that,” he explained. According to the producer, she turned him down because she was spending quality time with her husband. Her integrity helped him realize that she is “not for sale,” she said.