Rapper Nas rarely talks about his failed marriage to pop/R&B superstar Kelis, but the hip hop legend opened up in this months' issue of Complex about their bitter divorce and how the split affected him.
"There was a point where we were trying to hold onto a relationship that was finished," Nas says. "She was pregnant and in the studio while we were recording Distant Relatives, and he would move when the music would come on. That was a great feeling for me, just to have that feeling of family. It ended around the time the record was being done."
"There were times when it didn’t bother me, and there were times when it bothered me a lot," he added. "There were times when I was thinking, ‘Damn. I had this sh*t all planned out, and now I’ve failed’. That was hard on me, because I don’t like to fail at anything. Accepting that I failed at this relationship—and it was public—messed me up. You ask yourself, ‘How could that person be so cold’? And I’m sure she felt the same way about me. It was ugly."