Nas Covers June/July Issue Of Complex Magazine
With the caption reading 'Life Is Good', which happens to be the name of Nas' forthcoming album, the rap legend covers Complex Magazine and talks about his Marriage to Kelis. From the public's point of view these two had a pretty nasty divorce so its interesting to see what Nas' outlook on the situation is.
A few years ago the rappers divorce to singer (barely) Kelis, left him shelling out tons of dough to her in child and spousal support. This must have been hard for Nas seeing as to all his financial business was being displayed for the public to see. Now trying to get back to a positive light, Nas has been trying to build a better relationship with him and daughter Destiny (the one he wrote 'daughters' about) and also trying to patch things up with her mother as well.
In the Complex interview, Nas talks candidly about his marriage to Kelis and his relationship with his daughter. Here's a few excerpts from the interview:
When he knew the marriage was over:
"There was a point where we were trying to hold onto a relationship that was finished. She was pregnant and in the studio while we were recording Distant Relatives, and he would move when the music would come on. That was a great feeling for me, just to have that feeling of family. It ended around the time the record was being done.
There were times when it didn’t bother me, and there were times when it bothered me a lot. There were times when I was thinking, ‘Damn. I had this shit all planned out, and now I’ve failed’. That was hard on me, because I don’t like to fail at anything. Accepting that I failed at this relationship—and it was public—messed me up. You ask yourself, ‘How could that person be so cold’? And I’m sure she felt the same way about me. It was ugly."
Kelis dissing him via twitter:
"She did. Over Twitter [...] the response was not good. There were bad tweets. She was angry. She was lashing out at anyone—and anyone she would lash out at, people automatically thought she was talking about me. My daughter would be calling me, like, “Dad. I’m on my way to school, and they’re talking about you on the radio.” My daughter wanted to tweet back and sh-t, and I told her to take the high road. It was ugly."
Money lost in the divorce:
"It’s f-cked up when money’s involved in divorce. And I don’t give a f-ck. I can’t take it with me, so someone can take the money. Anyone that I’m married to, if I give you my life, I give you my heart, I love you—my money is nothing. You can have it all. It’s just sad that when you’re dealing with love and life and marriage, that marriage is a contract. It’s a business deal. That messes people up."
On his new single 'Daughters':
"This is the first time I’m dealing with a teenage daughter, and it blows me away. I don’t know that you’re ever prepared to be a parent. Once you become one, that’s your responsibility. It’s more like me talking to myself, about how I could have been there a lot more. I beat myself up for not being the best I could be. I would ask her: “Am I a cool dad?” or “Am I a good dad? Did I f-ck up?” And she would say, “Nah, you’re good.” That’s important to me because I started as a teen. I was around 19 when her mother was pregnant. My daughter means a lot to me. It’s just a record that came from the heart."
I respect Nas so much for his honesty in this interview. This man has been through a lot these past years and its good to see him back in a better place and state of mind. If you want to see more excerpts from this interview just click here -->> NecoleBitchie.com
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