In a brand new and shocking interview, Nas’ former wife Kelis claims that while they were together, he abused and ‘hit’ her. According to her, their marriage sadly involved ‘a lot of mental and physical abuse.’
‘We had intense highs and intense lows. An intense high was when money was rolling in. But I was 22 years old when I met him. We were drinking and getting high a lot. So when that comes down, it was bad,’ Kelis stated.
She went on to detail ‘An intense low – we had a lot. It was really dark. A lot of drinking. A lot of mental and physical abuse and it got to the point where if I was not pregnant, I might have stayed with him. I was pregnant, and it was a mess, and I felt like I was not going to bring a child into this.’
When she was finally asked if Nas had ever attacked her physically, the woman replied: ‘Did he hit me?…..Mmm hmmm. Did I hit him back?…..Mmm hmmm.’
The singer explained that only after the huge Rihanna and Chris Brown violence scandal back in 2009 exploded did she decide to put an end to their toxic marriage.
‘When the pictures came out with that whole thing that happened with her and Chris Brown, the only way I that could describe it was double dipped. I was like, do I jump in, do I say it? I had bruises all over my body at that time. I remember being in Atlanta, sitting in the kitchen…and I was like…do I? I was not ready to walk. I just wasn’t. So I didn’t say it. I am not weak, I am really private. I do not like people in my business. I was like, this is my partner, I am going to do this, we are going to make it work. I stayed for years after that. I’m not frail, I am not scared, I’m not weak.’
But everything just became too much to the point that she filed for divorce even if she was seven months pregnant at the time.
Now, the rapper is actually attempting to reinforce their custody agreement over their 8-year-old son Knight Jones.
During the interview, she also slammed her ex’s parenting skills, saying: A parent is not about showing up when you feel like it. You cannot not show up for months and then show up and try to make up your own [visitation] schedule. Women can’t be afraid to fight.’