Alicia Keys “Seems Really Happy” With Swizz Beatz: Pal

Famously private singer Alicia Keys scored plenty of buzz earlier this week when she stepped out publicly for the first time with producer Swizz Beatz.

But pal and tourmate Melanie Fiona, who was at the Gotham magazine party where Alicia and Swizz made their debut, said last night the singer seems content these days.

“I’m really happy for her, she seems really happy,” the rising soul singer told NiteSide at the Music Unites “Empowering Women Through Music” launch event at the Cooper Square Hotel Tuesday night.

“She looked beautiful. I was just happy that not only can I be there to support her just as a fellow artist but now as a friend, so it was great.”

The Grammy-nominated Fiona said Keys is "a calm spirit" with whom she is happy to criss-cross the country.

“Every time I’ve been around her she’s always warm, I get a really great energy from her, big hugs all the time,” Fiona said.

“That is, I think, a beautiful thing, and it’s something to be said about women in the industry. I’ve had people say well, ‘You know [women] can get catty,’ and I’m like, ‘I’m not that type of person.’ Alicia is definitely not that type of person.”

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