Last night GQ hosted a party for their December cover star, Swizz Beatz. Swizz is best known for being Alicia Keys‘ baby daddy, but he also just produced an album Haute Living, and has been named “Producer in Residence” at New York University. At the Trump SoHo hotel, the fashionable crowd forced itself into a tiny back bar, where Maxwell could be seen bumping elbows (literally) with GQ’s editor-in-chief Jim Nelson.
Alicia was also there, looking radiant and entirely free of any baby weight since the birth of her son, Egypt Daoud Dean, in October. Swizz got on the mic and thanked everyone for coming out, mentioning that this was the first party he had been able to convince Alicia to come to since the baby. We must be a special crowd indeed to induce Alicia to mingle in such a tight space, which made me wonder why they cut off the open bar as soon as Swizz and Alicia made their entrance.