Jahna Sebastian Upset With Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys has ruffled the feathers of the mother of her step-daughter, Jahna Sebastian. Jahna — the mother of Swizz Beats’ daughter Nicole — sounded off on twitter and instagram this week while addressing Alicia’s latest philanthropic effort to bring awareness to World Refugee Day. Mrs. Keys-Beatz released a short film about a mother and her children going through crisis and seeking refuge.
Many praised the message, but not Jahna. She thinks Alicia Keys has ripped off her story for a pity party and fame. Also, she agrees with twitter users who point out that Alicia didn’t help her own step daughter during a similar crisis.
Jahna and her daughter with Swizz, Nicole went through a great amount of strife to get citizenship after she left Russia for London as a refugee in 2008. Peep her Instagram posts to fill in the blanks.
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#REFUGEE MY DAUGHTER IS A REFUGEE TOO. I had to flee from Russia to LONDON, UK with one suitcase to save my life because of SEVERE RACISM. OVER ALL THESE YEARS I WENT THROUGH COURTS, FOR OUR RIGHTS AS REFUGEES UNTIL FINALLY CITIZENSHIP IN 2016. RUSSIA IS RECOGNISED INTERNATIONALLY AS A DANGEROUS PLACE FOR PEOPLE OF COLOUR. IT WAS NOT A GENERAL CASE IT WAS A SPECIFIC CASE AND A REAL SITUATION ESPECIALLY DUE TO MY PUBLIC PROFILE AS A MUSICIAN AND ACTIVIST, THATS WHY WE WON. I WAS ALSO FIGHTING AGAINST RACISM IN RUSSIA THROUH MY MUSIC AND ACTIVISM. MY CASE WAS VERY STRONG HOWEVER THE ROAD TO FREEDOM WAS LONG. DUE TO MY PUBLIC PROFILE IN RUSSIA AND PARTICULAR POSITION MY CASE WAS EVEN SUGGESTED TO BE THE COUNTRY GUIDANCE CASE ON POLITICAL ASYLUM FROM RUSSIA IN UK. Now finally celebrating Victory after living as POLITICAL REFUGEES FOR MANY YEARS. I RAISE MY DAUGHTER IN UK, SHE LIVES WITH ME ALL THE TIME. I HAD TO SAVE MY AND MY DAUGHTER's LIVES, WE ARE REFUGEES. I WAS NOT A SIMPLE IMMIGRANT. A REFUGEE IS A POLITICAL IMMIGRATION STATUS RECOGNISED BY GENEVA CONVENTION OF 1951 AS A PERSON THAT CANNOT RETURN TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY DUE TO REAL THREAT TO LIFE FOR REASONS LIKE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE. THATS WHY WE WERE GRANTED POLITICAL ASYLUM AS THERE WAS DANGER TO OUR LIVES IF WE WERE RETURNED TO RUSSIA. ITS NOT THAT EASY THAT PEOPLE JUST COME INTO A COUNTRY AND GET ALL THE RIGHTS A CITIZEN HAS. Nicole and I are real refugees. Mother and daughter. I did it alone as a single mother through struggle and hard times without any man by my side. The only family member that was by Nicole and I side through all this was my MOTHER. Like millions of other refugee single mothers. ALWAYS CONTRIBUTING TO THE UK ECONOMY, DETENTION WAS UNLAWFUL AND BECAUSE OF THE MISTAKE THE HOME OFFICE OF THE UK MADE. AFTER I WROTE TO THE QUEEN AND IT WENT TO HIGH COURT, I WON MY CASE EVENTUALLY AND GOT RELEASED. I BUILT MY LIFE INDEPENDENTLY IN UK WITHOUT ANYONE's HELP, I RAISED MY CHILD ALONE AS WELL FOR THE FIRST 1,2 YEARS WITHOUT CHILD SUPPORT. I BOUGHT MY HOUSE IN CASH MYSELF IN UK WITHOUT HELP OF EXTENDED FAMILY AND BUILT MY STUDIO WITH MY OWN MONEY IN UK, IN WHICH I PRODUCED MANY ARTISTS
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#WorldRefugeeDay #REALREFUGEE We are the real refugees. We now celebrate Victory. Nicole and I. Mother and daughter. Real Life. The only family member that was by our side through all this was my MOTHER. The road to Victory was hard and lonely with no man by my side. I had to do it alone to save my daughter's and my lives. Through all the worst fears. We had to fight the battles that millions of refugees are fighting today. As a woman I know first hand what it's like to do it as a single mother. One priest bailed me out when everybody else refused to help. Another was coming to detention for seven confessions and prayers I had to do. This article, printed in November 2008. To all the refugees : Never Give Up 🙏 #refugeecrisis #real #truestory #REALrefugees #reallife #refugeewomen #nonfiction #reallife Started from the bottom now we are here
Hit the flip to see Alicia’s 11 minute film about refugees. Do you think she is phony for not reaching out to her adjacent family members before pushing her agenda?