If you’re looking for a messy divorce quote you’re not going to get it here. In so many words, Kelis told a journalist ain’t nobody got time for that when she was surveyed on her thoughts about ex-husband Nas using her wedding dress on his forthcoming album cover at this weekend’s Isle of Wight festival:
“You know, my feelings about it are not really relevant. At the end of the day, Nas is an artist and for whatever it’s worth, he’s one of the greatest, especially for what it is that he does. For someone in hip-hop to really be genuine and honest, whatever the honesty is about, I think it’s awesome. My feelings about it aren’t necessarily valid, but as an artist I can respect that he wears his feelings on his sleeve. I like that.”
Nas took a moment to admire the kicks of BBC radio host DJ Semtex while making his promotional rounds in London on Thursday (June 21).
Here’s some shade to stand under: The Queens rapper revealed that his decision to drape ex-wife Kelis‘ unique green wedding dress over his lap for the cover of his tenth studio album was to convey “an old blues man talking about his life.”
“She took her stuff out of the house and left her green wedding dress. And that was all she left,” he explained on his ‘Behind the Music’ special earlier this year.
Flashback! Nas, Daughter Destiny And Then Wife Kelis At The 2006 MTV Music Awards
“Can’t wear skinny jeans ’cause my knots don’t fit” you don’t say? Well, those look a little young to me but that’s neither here nor there.
Jay-Z‘s security was surprised by a large group of fans who burst through barriers at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England and charged the rapper’s helicopter as it landed. A solo Hovito handed off his iPad and iPhone to pose for pictures with the excited fans before hopping into an awaiting vehicle.
You can bet your sweet ass that if Beyonce and the Sacred Lamb of Tribeca were present shit would have gone down a lot differently. Three words: Jarmann harpoon rifle.
Video footage from Nas’ plans to lynch an animatronic effigy with Jay-Z’s face on it during his headlining set at Summer Jam ’02 has resurfaced this week. After Hot 97 got wind of God Son’s intentions to hang the life sized dummy from wooden gallows the station nixed his plans and he pulled out of the show.
Previously scheduled to perform only one song, Nas enlisted the help of Lauryn Hill to assist in filling the holes in his set due to Nicki Minaj’s absence at Summer Jam 2012 on Sunday (June 3).
L-Boogie emerged from the shadows of the stage singing the chorus of the Fugees’ hit “Ready or Not” before rhyming the verses from the track, making it one of the night’s most memorable moments.
Years of Island Dick abuse have not been kind to Ms. Hill’s vocal cords but it should also be noted that she had played New York City’s Highline Ballroom the prior evening. She was rumored to appear during Minaj’s set as a special guest but took to her Twitter account this afternoon to deny it ever being the case.
Destiny Jones hinted that her relationship with rapper dad Nas is back on the mend following mom Carmen Bryan‘s ire after hearing his new track “Daughters,” which makes mention of the time that the 17-year-old posted a photo of condoms on her Instagram account.
“I’m a mother first, and if Destiny is upset about something that makes me upset. I think he really didn’t realize how the song would affect Destiny,” Bryan tweeted on Thursday.
“He should have allowed her to hear if first. His short coming was humiliating her in public by rehashing the mistakes she has made via a song. Not right. Humiliate our children on wax for the mistakes that they make. Who does that? I didn’t hear anything positive in that song.”
As barbershop debates continue on across the country over if the best party earned custody of The N red carpet gear, Nas is opening up about his highly publicized 2009 divorce from Harlem’s own glowstick, Kelis.
Nas was reportedly ordered to pay a staggering $40,000 a month in spousal and child support a day after the birth of son Knight in July 2009. The amount has since been cut to $25,000 a month. He also has a daughter, Destiny, from a previous relationship.
“Life is crazy. I [wound] up paying more money to baby mommas than what some of my rap brothers and sistren make,” he told Sway Calloway on MTV’s RapFix Live this week.
“I’ve always been away from too much limelight and that right there put me in — no one’s exempt from people probing into your life once you get into the game,” he conceded. “So [the divorce] put a lot of my business out there, man. People weren’t thinking I was making that kind of money, and now they know.”
Mr. Steal Your Girl linked up with Mr. Cheat On His Wife During Her Second Trimester for GQ’s magazine celebration for the launch of the April 2012 issue at The Jane Hotel last night (March 12) in New York City.
View more pictures from the guys’ night out inside the gallery.