Rapper Nas revealed the cover to his new album yesterday, and now many question if he has managed to get over his ex wife, singer Kelis.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Legendary Hip Hip artist Nas has released the album artwork for his upcoming album, Life Is Good, which is set to be released on July 17. Although many are anticipating the rapper’s tenth studio solo album, the album cover has been met with mixed reactions, most being harsh criticisms as many are beginning to wonder if Nas has ever managed to get over his failed marriage with R&B singer Kelis. Although the two divorced in 2009, the failed marriage has been a constant sore spot for Nas, and a subject he still has not appeared to move past emotionally.
On the controversial album cover, the rapper is seen holding a green dress in his lap, similar to ex wife Kelis’ wedding dress that the rapper revealed she left in the closet on the day she walked out on him.
In addition to the album’s artwork, Def Jam, Nas’ music label, also released an accompanying trailer focused on the rapper’s upcoming studio album.
The clip, which lasts approximately a minute and a half, reveals the symbolism behind the green wedding dress, excerpts from Nas’ Behind the Music segment; in which Nas explains what a very public divorce meant for him emotionally.
So what do you think of Nas’ new album cover? Does this mean he is still not over his messy divorce with Kelis? Or could it mean that he has finally managed to make peace with the one situation in his life that did not go as peaceful as he had hoped it would?