Apparently, part of living the good life is being completely honest about what you’ve done in the past, and that’s exactly what Nas has been doing as he prepares for the release of his upcoming album, Life Is Good. The veteran rapper already released a revealing song last week, “Bye Baby,” which chronicled his ill-fated marriage with his ex-wife, Kelis. And now, in a recent interview with vh1, Nas revealed that he once cheated on Kelis during their marriage.
While talking about the lessons he learned from his previous marriage, Nas revealed that he regrets cheating on Kelis and that going astray is something he won’t do the next go around.
“The biggest lesson I learned is respect…trust…no infidelity,” Nas revealed. “I, at some point, got pissed off during the relationship and strayed, and I wouldn’t do that again. I would be all good.”
Despite his terrible mistake, Nas then explained that he told Kelis about his infidelity.
“Yeah, I told her. I told her that,” said Nas. “I apologized, she apologized. We just move on. You live and you move on.”
Nas’s failed marriage and its lasting impact play a large part in his new album, which features a cover showing Nas holding a piece of Kelis’s green wedding gown. Nas claims that it’s one of them few items she left in one of their homes when she moved out amidst the divorce.
And though it’s been two years since the couple split, Nas says that making the album cover was like revisiting an old wound that has never fully healed.
“I don’t know, man. Certain things don’t go away so easily,” said Nas. “The album cover made it fresh again to me in my mind, a little bit. I had to rethink things and stuff but it’s all good.”
You have to admit, it’s commendable that Nas is being so honest about his mistakes and it seems like both he and Kelis were deeply affected by the demise of their marriage. But we guess it takes a deeply tragic loss to really understand what it means to live to the good life. At least that’s the way Nas makes it seem.
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