The R&B singer, married to the rapper from 2005 to 2009, describes their courting as ‘honestly toxic … at seven months’ pregnant I changed into terrified’
The R&B singer Kelis has accused her former husband, the rapper Nas, of home abuse. The pair met in 2002 and married in 2005. As well as recording tune collectively, that they had a baby, Knight, who changed into born 3 months when they divorced in April 2009.
In a video interview with Hollywood Unlocked, Kelis said “there has been a whole lot of intellectual and physical abuse” in the dating, adding: “I had bruises throughout my frame … it changed into honestly toxic … at seven months’ pregnant I changed into terrified. I became like, I cannot bring someone into this. I can’t control this. I’ve got to get out.”
She characterized the relationship as being “sincerely darkish … It wasn’t correct, ever, but it steadily was given worse. We had, in reality, severe highs and absolutely intense lows, it turned into never ordinary … We were drinking too much, smoking too much, spending an excessive amount of … We lived difficulty and because of that, while that comes down, it goes definitely low.
“We could combat. I in no way simply sat there … Did he hit me? M-hmm [nods]. Did I hit him returned? M-hmm [nods]. He might black out – he might drink way too much … a variety of stuff, he may not consider. We could have, literally, the worst night time ever, and we might awaken the next day, and it’s like it by no means passed off.”
Nas, one of the most reputable MCs in hip-hop, particularly for his 1994 debut album Illmatic, has no longer but answered to the accusations. The Guardian has contacted his representatives for the remark, however, has had no reaction but.
“I became naive, I become madly in love, and so I took a lot that I shouldn’t have taken,” Kelis brought. She also stated Nas’s infidelity turned into “the straw that broke the camel’s again” in regard to their marriage; Nas admitted having an affair in a VH1 interview in 2012.
She stated that she changed into greatly surprised via seeing the pics of a bruised and battered Rihanna, following an assault in 2009 from her then associate, the R&B singer Chris Brown. “I keep in mind so certainly the pix coming out, I had bruises all over my frame at that point … but I wasn’t prepared to walk. I simply wasn’t. So I didn’t say it … I felt like: that is my accomplice, I selected this, we’re going to make its paintings.
“Seeing her, the manner she seemed, and then searching for myself, I was appalled, I become embarrassed … For me it was kinda like: you’re going to just let this move? You’re not going to say whatever? … Taking that become not my person.”
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Kelis has recorded six albums and has had six Top 5 singles inside the UK, inclusive of Milkshake, which reached No three inside the US.
She has featured on UK Top 10 hits by way of Calvin Harris, Busta Rhymes, and Enrique Iglesias, and retrained as a chef, bringing out a cookbook, My Life on a Plate, in 2015. She remarried in 2014 and had a 2d son in 2015.
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