By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Rapper Nelly had a lengthy on and off romance with R&B singer Ashanti, and folks still wonder why marriage was never in the cards for them.
Now Nelly reveals in a recent interview with New York radio station Z 100 that he’s not married because he feels like marriage is supposed to last forever and he’s not going to let age dictate when he makes the big step.
“This is what I think about marriage. What people have embedded in their minds is marriage has to be by a certain age. That’s not what marriage is. Marriage is between you two. It’s almost like in this country to be married and divorced is better than to never been married and that’s not what I believe in.
“I believe in marriage til end. I believe in death do you part but somehow we leave that out. I’ve only seen marriage two ways in my family. My parents did not last five or six years. My grandparents who lasted up to 61 years.
“If I want anything, I want like my grandparents. I’d rather be married for the last five years of my life. I’d rather I’d die married. My goal is to die married.”
Nelly also feels like society puts too much pressure on people to get married. Click next for the details.