Nas: 'I Was a Hell of a Husband and a Hell of a Dad'
Â The latest news involving Nas’ situation with his ex-wife Kelis was deemed as nothing more than “funny s**t” by the rapper, who seemed to be taken aback by the public’s interest in his personal happenings. Nas’ reaction comes days after the birth of his Knight and rumors surrounding his divorce from Kelis.
Although she filed for divorce in April, Kelis hinted to infidelity on the part of the Queensbridge lyricist with a June 4 post on Twitter, that blasted husbands who cheated on their wives.
Nas, who maintained he never cheated on Kelis, further touted his good standing in the relationship while admitting to some natural shortcomings as human.
“I heard that I was a cheater,” the rapper told Vancouver, Canada’s Georgia Straight newspaper. “It almost sounds like I was a bad husband. Not to say I was the greatest–I’m not perfect in anything I do–but I think I deserve a f***ing trophy. If I do say so myself, without sounding too cocky, I gotta say I was a hell of a husband and a hell of a dad.”
Despite his claims, Nas’ split from Kelis has turned into a costly affair.
According to the Associated Press, the rapper was ordered last week to pay $30,471 per-month in spousal support and $9,027 per-month in child support as well as $45,000 for Kelis’ attorney’s fees.
“It’s unfortunate when business is out there about your personal s**t, especially when you’re really not the guy to be having his s**t out there,” Nas said. “The sad thing is, you’ve got to get used to it. My skin is so thick that I probably need to write a book for people who are not ready for anything crazy.”
Musically, the rapper is gearing up for the fall release of Distant Relatives, his joint album with reggae superstar Damian Marley.
The duo is currently promoting the project while performing on this year’s Rock the Bells tour.
For Nas, the experience of working with Marley, generated a desire for more children of his own. As for tabloid reports generated by his personal drama, Nas remained upbeat while constantly adjusting to being under the microscope from observers.
“It’s funny that someone would even care about some Nasir Jones s**t,” he said. “I’m still that kid from the block at the end of the day.… So when I watch this s**t, it’s surreal. We get a good laugh off it and say, ‘Hey, they’re talking about me again and it’s some funny s**t.’”