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Alicia Keys' Hubby

Sued Over

'Drink 'n My 2 Step'

10/22/2010 5:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alicia Keys' new hubby Swizz Beatz is a profit-hogging fraud -- this according to a jilted songwriter who claims he co-produced the song "My Drink 'n My 2 Step" ... but got nothing to show for it.

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The songwriter in question -- named Antwann Frost -- filed the lawsuit two days ago ... claiming Swizz hit him up in 2007 to help put together a hit single for rapper Cassidy's then incomplete album.

According to the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Swizz assembled the "drum patterns" and Frost created "all of the other original musical components that shaped and defined" the track that would become a chart-topping hit ... spawning remixes by Kanye West, Ne-Yo, and Chingy.

The song was released soon after -- at which point, Frost claims, Swizz lowballed him with a $5,000 cash offer and 5% ownership of the song ... while Swizz and Cassidy got the bulk share.

Frost rejected the offer ... and now dude's suing for $1,500,000 -- claiming he deserves equal partnership in the song with Swizz and Cass. No word yet from Camp Swizz.

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