By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Nas and Kelis had a pretty nasty divorce. Although the two looked absolutely adorable together and took some amazing photo ops, the break up seemed to be inevitable once the rumors began to circulate about their marriage problems. While Nas never really revealed what caused the two to grow apart and eventually split. most suggest that Kelis may have had her last bit of Nas once she heard gossip pertaining to Nas being unfaithful. The split got so nasty that Nas even revealed in his Behind The Music episode that he only learned of the birth of the former couple’s son Knight through a popular gossip blog.
Kelis has been made out to be the most bitter of the two with some faulting her rumored crazy antics as the cause of the divorce. But Nas finally admits in a recent interview that not only did he cheat on Kelis, but his cheating may have been the last straw for Kelis to encourage her to seek a divorce from the rap legend.
In a recent interview with VH1, he says the following about Kelis, the divorce, and being unfaithful:
On why he wrote “Bye Baby” and used Kelis’ wedding dress on his album cover:
I just wanted to do things that really have meaning, that have impact. And it just so happens, my life had been so public in the last couple of years that I felt that if everyone else wanted to tell my story and it wasn’t an accurate story, ‘Why not me tell the real story?’ And I wanted the album to show reality, love, pain, heartbreak, happiness, joy. All of the emotions of life. And there’s nothing more emotional that I could think of that’s been so recent in my life other than my divorce. In my VH1 thing (Behind the Music)…I told that story about the dress. And it just felt like the right thing to do for closure, for me.
On whether or not using Kelis’ dress on the album cover gave him closure:
I don’t know man. Certain things don’t go away so easily. The album cover made it fresh again to me in my mind, a little bit. I had to rethink things and stuff but its all good.
On the biggest lesson he learned from his divorce and what he’d do differently next time:
The biggest lesson I learned is respect…trust…no infidelity. I at some point got pissed off during the relationship and strayed. And I wouldn’t do that again. I would be all good.
On whether or not he told Kelis that he’d do things differently:
Yea. I told her. I told her that. I apologized. She apologized and we just move on. We live and we move on.
Are we the only ones hoping for a Nas and Kelis makeup?
In related news, The Game and Tiffney Cambridge have called off their wedding. So this is how many failed engagements for Game now? Why did we see this one coming?