Nas released his new album ’Life Is Good‘ yesterday and he has really put himself into this one. It features some very personal tracks about his relationship with his daughter Destiny as well as his relationship and divorce with singer Kelis.
Recently, Nas sat down with Janelle Snowdon at VH1 and revealed why he decided to be so open about his personal life on the new project. According to him, the album gave him the opportunity to tell the real story versus what the media was putting out about his relationship.
Check out excerpts:
On why he wrote ‘Bye Baby’ and used Kelis’ wedding dress on his album cover:
I just wanted to do things that really have meaning, that have impact. And it just so happens, my life had been so public in the last couple of years that I felt that if everyone else wanted to tell my story and it wasn’t an accurate story, ‘Why not me tell the real story?’ And I wanted the album to show reality, love, pain, heartbreak, happiness, joy. All of the emotions of life. And there’s nothing more emotional that I could think of that’s been so recent in my life other than my divorce. In my VH1 thing (Behind the Music)…I told that story about the dress. And it just felt like the right thing to do for closure, for me.
On the biggest lesson he learned from his divorce and what he’d do differently next time:
The biggest lesson I learned is respect…trust…no infidelity. I at some point got pissed off during the relationship and strayed. And I wouldn’t do that again. I would be all good.
On whether or not he told Kelis that he’d do things differently:
Yea. I told her. I told her that. I apologized. She apologized and we just move on. We live and we move on.
There’s nothing like having a good open conversation, realizing your mistakes and moving forward!
See the full interview here.