Rap Star Nas Talks New Son 'Knight'
Hip-Hop star Nas revealed the name of his new son during a concert last night in New York, just hours after Kelis gave birth to the child.
A visibly intoxicated Nas gave a performance yesterday in the Queensbridge Housing Projects, the housing complex that has reared a number of rappers, including Marley Marl, Craig G., Mobb Deep, MC Shan and numerous others.
“This is like the best thing ever,” a tipsy Nas said flanked by rap legend Luv Bug Starski. “My Son’s name is Knight. That’s what I named the young God. Yall heard it first. Don’t believe nothing in the media.”
In a recent viral clip featuring former Nas affiliate Cormega and Tony Yayo going on a "tour" of Queens, the G-Unit member quipped that "You don’t see Nas around here."
While not identifying the clip directly, Nas took time to light-heartedly address that and similar accusations made that he doesn’t visit his old neighborhood.
"We’re out here, like my n***as Lox say, with no security," Nas stated. "In my hood, this is my motherf**king hood. My hood, n***a! Trust that! But much love, this is a beautiful thing."
The drama between Nas and Knight’s mother Kelis also continued yesterday (July 21).
A source close to Nas released a statement revealing that Nas was not allowed to witness the actual birth of his child.
“It was his intention to be there for the birth, but unfortunately he has not been allowed to be present,” a source close to the rapper said. “While this is clearly heartbreaking to him, Nas continues to offer his support and love to his new baby boy and his mother.”
Nas and Kelis were supposed to be in court yesterday for a hearing related to their pending divorce.
They have been married for almost four years. Kelis filed for divorce in April, citing irreconcilable differences.
The former-couple are now involved in a nasty court battle over spousal and child support. Kelis is seeking almost $20,000 per-month in child support costs.
Nas has already countered that amount with an offer of $5,000 per month.
A new court date in regards to Nas and Kelis’ divorce proceedings was not immediately available.
Nas is currently headlining the popular Rock the Bells tour. His collaboration project Distant Relatives with Damian Marley is tentatively scheduled for an August 2009 release.