If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about singer Alicia Keys, make sure you pick up the April/May 2012 issue of VIBE magazine on newsstands April 16.

One thing that you probably didn’t know is that Alicia believes in omens or signs. It was one such sign that convinced her that lothario music producer Kasseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz, was the man she would one day wed. It didn’t matter to Alicia that Kasseem was already involved with another woman at the time.

“It was the craziest thing,” says Dean, leaning forward in his chair. “We had a work lunch with some people, and I get home and look in the back pocket—”

“My credit card was in his pocket,” Keys ?nishes the story, eyes wide. “Why was my credit card in his pocket?”
One explanation might be that he’d grabbed it by accident when they split the check, but that would be too prosaic. They saw the credit card debacle as a sign, the ?rst of many. Well, second, if you count the time, 14 years ago, when they ?rst met and Dean tried unsuccessfully to get her number from his friend. “It wasn’t our time yet,” he says with a smile.