We know that hip hop legend Nas spoke about his failed marriage with singer Kelis in his music and interviews for the last few years. The two are currently battling for the custody of their 8-year old son Knight and many criticized Kelis for being difficult. She never spoke about Nas or their divorce until now.
During her Hollywood Unlocked interview today, Kelis gets into details on the abuse she suffered from Nas during their marriage. She tells her story how she met him at a young age of 22 & the relationship went down hill when alcohol, weed and spending too much money got out of control. Besides the physical abuse, Nas was cheating for several years she claims:
“I didn’t file for divorce because of cheating. He had been cheating for two years and I knew that. It was because on top of all the other stuff, then you’re gonna cheat? Okay. This is too much. Then it was really toxic and I was pregnant, so at seven months pregnant I was terrified. I cannot bring a person into this. This is a frickin’ mess, and I can’t control this. I gotta get out.”
Their son is what she says saved her.
“It was dark. It was really dark. There was a lot of drinking. There was a lot of just mental and physical abuse. It just got to the point where…for me…God is so good because had I not been pregnant, I probably would have stayed longer. Because I really did love him and we were married. We weren’t dating, we were married. This was my person.”
Kelis compares herself to Rihanna when the 2009 incident occured between the pop star and Chris Brown.
“I remember so clearly when the pictures came out with that whole thing that happened with her and Chris Brown. The only way I can describe it was like double dutch. Do I jump in? Do I say it? I had bruises all over my body at the time.”
I wonder if Nas will respond to Kelis’s allegations.
It’s shocking to think that this may have happened with one of the most beloved hip-hop couples ever.
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