Kelis On Nas: "I Don't Really Listen To His Music"

Kelis also refers to Nas as "poor thing" when discussing "Life Is Good's" cover art.

Kelis recently addressed her relationship with former husband Nas during an interview with the New York Times. During the interview, Kelis was asked how Nas incorporated part of the singer's wedding dress in his Life Is Good cover art

"It’s not even the dress," she says. "The joke behind that is that it’s the slip to the petticoat to my dress. I think when I moved out I just left it. That’s all he had, poor thing." 

Kelis says she was warned that the slip would be in the cover art "two days before it was released." When asked why, the singer replied that she has "all kinds of ideas of why, but I don’t really care." 

In the interview, the New York Times says the cover art likely conjured memories that the singer likely was "hoping was in the past," but Kelis denies this. "Maybe for others," she says, "but not for me. I don’t really listen to his music anyway." 

In July 2012, when Life Is Good was released, Nas spoke about the cover art's concept and how it was presented to Kelis

"I think I told her about two weeks before it went out," Nas said at the time. "Work was done. Two weeks before it went out. At first, she was like, 'Are you dissing me?' I was like, 'Come on, man. We grown. There was a time when it was turmoil but I'm not trying to play you and just showing what people know. They know we split.' The divorce was public. People knew about it."

During that interview, Nas also addressed his relationship with the singer and how some criticized her for being unfairly criticized by some after the couple filed for divorce. 

"Honey's a good girl and she just caught a bad rap in the whole thing," he said at the time. "It wasn't fair though. I love people that ride with me, because people had to split sides. Her friends had to go with her, my friends... But at the end of the day, I think they were too harsh...It's in a better place. It took a while to get there. Of course, you only see what the media put out there. We had some of the biggest divorce lawyers in L.A. It shouldn't have happened like that. We didn't know any better. I wanted to handle it outside of court, and when you're dealing with divorce, sometimes and there's a lot of anger and hurt, you don't want to hear what the next person is saying. You just think that person is trying to take you down, so you go and get the best representation you can get. What we realized later, we didn't have to go at it like that. We in a much better place, thank God. We're in a much better place."

RELATED: Nas Discusses Kelis' Reaction To Her Wedding Dress On The "Life Is Good" Cover Art

142 Comments

  • Anonymous

    they both are chill stans lmao fo real

  • Anonymous

    "Yeah so when he hits 18 he can go crazy and od or crash a high powered car into a wall??" Look everybody. This clown is confessing lol

  • Anonymous

    "have 3 kids and know that it doesnt cost anywhere near that much to provide for them or set them up for the future" I wasn't aware you had millions of dollars like Nas has. If you have an elevated lifestyle then your kids should get more. It's just that simple. Now go cry elsewhere.

  • Anonymous

    Another day where you display your fuckboy tendencies whatever's the "success" side of the story you stand with, some house n!gga, goober, lemming, wanna-be, "keeping up with the Joneses (for a bitch like you it's Kardashians)", gold-digging ho, insecure human would do to claim self importance claim you got kids tho.....

  • Anonymous

    " If Nas has the money then break his kid off enough where he can enjoy life" ^ this is self ether the pussy got so much to say about Nas but stated IF, subliminally telling you he ain't gotta clue, wtf makes you think he cares about some child who ain't his tell that ho "go paint some eggs pagan" and laugh at his bitchmade ways

  • Jimmy

    Lol @ this Anon bitch jumping in to reply to every negative comment about their gutta ho loser Idol. Keep replying and quoting faggot, u gonna be up all night lol

  • Anonymous

    "simebody jus got ETHERED lol" Yeah, your spelling skills.

  • Anonymous

    "So by your logic the kid will be worth over a mill by the time he's 18 and thats ok? Considering Kellis is already a millionaire" Most parents would love to be able to make their kid a millionaire. If Nas has the money then break his kid off enough where he can enjoy life. Anything less resembles your life, and nobody wants that.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah so when he hits 18 he can go crazy and od or crash a high powered car into a wall?? He should have to earn his shit and not get wrapped in cotton wool like a spoilt little shit. Great parenting skillz u got haha

  • Anonymous

    "Who's future?" The child's. Do you think they don't deserve to live well when Nas in his prime blew money on crazy things?

    • Check this out

      Theres a massive difference between living well and nas being robbed to fund that ho Kellis material shit even tho she got enough money already. The amount of money he has to give would support 100 kids or more. I have 3 kids and know that it doesnt cost anywhere near that much to provide for them or set them up for the future. STOP COMMENTING TRYING TO JUSTIFY HER GREED ANON FAG, ITS OBVIOUS ITS THE SAME PERSON WRITING THE SAME SHIT, NOBODY AGREES WITH YA BULLSHIT

  • Square

    YOU NOT ALONE KELIS STILL TRYNA SQUEEZE OUT OF ILLMATIC SHIT IS ABSOULUTELY ONE DIABOLICAL SHAWN COREY THE YOUNG PHILOSOPHER SAID IT BEST ONE HOT ALBUM EVERY 10 (SMH 20 NOW) YEARS AVERAGE AND THATS SO LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • fuck ya mommmaaaaaaaa

    Kelis just kilt her entire hip hop fan base with that bullshit court money she be begging off Nas every month for one child even tho she got her own career she a real piece of shit for that. He had to pay her over 500k lump sum at the divorce and 51 thousand a month in child support? da fuck kind bullshit is that its not like Nas is getting that dr dre money

    • Anonymous

      "Kelis just kilt her entire hip hop fan base with that bullshit court money" speak for yourself, i dont let peoples personal lives dictate my musical taste, still wont be listening to kelis but not because she broke up with nas and took his money

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P. Tina Turner.

  • Anonymous

    "No child in the world needs that much a week to be raised right" It's for the future, moron.

    • Anonymous

      Oh shit simebody jus got ETHERED lol

    • @Kellis's stalker aka the moron

      "It's for the future, moron" Thats over 100k a year for his "future" which really goes into the golddiggers pocket, unless she feeding him liquid gold. So by your logic the kid will be worth over a mill by the time he's 18 and thats ok? Considering Kellis is already a millionaire. You are whats wrong with America, you fucking retarded, simple minded idiot. Keep making excuses for this money grabbing bitch. He should pay child support but it should at least be fair, this shit is ridiculous just like your logic.

    • Anonymous

      Who's future?

  • snuff`em

    Fuckin golddigger cunt, anybody else get the urge to drown this ho?

  • mac DIESEL

    THE BITTER EX-WIFE SYNDROME!!!! SMH!!!! FUCKIN' CUNT!!!! DON'T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I don't really listen to his music. He's sad. But I'll take his 5k a week, said Kelis.

  • Kellis

    my milk shake brings all the boys to the yard damn right its better than yours. The milkshake song was more sucessfull than nas whole carreer haha

    • Anonymous

      pharrell wrote a cool song about being happy

    • Dave from da LBC

      This is why women's happiness is bullshit. Men sacrifice their entire lives to make their bitches "happy." Happiness is a very abstract and subjective concept, that has no real meaning outside of instant gratification for us homo-sapiens. God, stability, family, work, honor, etc, were all things that were constants in the lives of our forbearers. These things all of sudden became subjected to the "happiness" of every queer, hippy and western tramp. An entire way of life, butchered for these degenerates. Nothing makes me sicker, when a grown ass man stands before me and says "happy wife, happy life." I swear if I got a round of ammunition everytime I heard that shit, I could at this point declare war on China. No one has a right to destroy civilization for some bullshit called "happiness." Maybe it was a mistake in our constitution, or maybe people forgot the fine print of "the pursuit of..." not actual fucking happiness in perpetuity. Instead of raising these ingrates today to value consistency in all things wholesome and real, these parents would rather base their entire parenting on their kids "happiness." This is why my generation is so fucked, because they were raised by the Baby Boomers who told them to be "happy," "nothing is ever your fault little Amy," "sure have on facebook honey!"

  • oakland187

    More like poor thing for marrying her goldiggin'/Star Trak fuck hoe's ass!

  • nyc

    she sounds bitter about his sucess after the divorce

  • Nick T

    5 albums better than illmatic 1.atliens 2.aquemini 3.ready 2 die 4.ob4cl 5.the diary

  • Anonymous

    kelis wants to get with a real thug who didnt watch the hood out his window heard she been writing letter to big gucci

  • Anonymous

    Revenge is a bitter drink, and forgiveness the wine.

  • Allhiphop@allhiphop.com

    You the foo on the cover with your ex wifey's slip, while she blowin my $&@& and I'm rubbin that cliiittty

  • Allhiphop@allhiphop.com

    You poor thing.. You not a thug poor thing. You ain't got no bling poor thing

  • Allhiphop@allhiphop.com

    You fag on the album cover with your ex wifey's slip! while she blowin my dick and rubbin her clit. And that's lammeee!

  • Anonymous

    i thought she say she'll never talk bad about has

  • Nadine

    I'm sure she listened to the album left and right!!! She adored Nas prior to the divorce - if it wasn't for his music then she would of never gotten with him. I understand her harshness though. Divorce is not easy.

  • Anonymous

    "I think when I moved out I just left it. Thats all he had, poor thing." - What an arrogant bitch.

    • Anonymous

      she will give the poor thing his thousands (millions?) back when he builds a time machine and goes back and doesnt get her pregnant

    • AtlantaFTW

      could've done without the condescending "poor thing". Give the poor thing his thousands of dollars back.

    • Anonymous

      was she lyin? What kind of simp takes a leftover piece of your divorced wife/babies mommas wedding dress and poses for it in a suit for ya album cover, how you think she felt?

  • Anonymous

    Damn, its 2014 bitch get with it! Keep that back in the day shit over there !

  • Anonymous

    Kelis got some dope music. If she stuck with Pharrell she would have been second to beyonce or something

  • Anonymous

    anytime, anyone, starts off by saying...'I really don't...' ... means that the person is lying. What a frontin azz bitty

  • Anonymous

    Kelis ''I don't really listen to his music'' Yeah, but nobody really listens to yours.

  • white women are the right women

    Don't trust those hoodrats. Even if they have their own music career, own house, own car etc. They will fleece you for every cent and drag your name through the mud. Her first music video screamed, crazy hoodrat. Nas should have known better. Fit, educated White women, all day, everyday!

  • Frosty

    LOL, she's one to talk, like anyone is checking for her music, or even listens to her old shit.

  • Anonymous

    I mean honestly, does anyone know anything more about this girl other than fact she sung the corny "milk shake" song and is the ex of Nas? Me neither. Fall back Kellis. To me, one that speaks ehim ..ill of her/his kid's father/mother in public, that says more about them than the person they are talking about. I hear class is on sale at Forever Elegance, go buy you some.

  • smdh forever

    lol Kelis is replying to people on here saying she has an album out like anyone gives a fuck. The only time you see her name mentioned is in Nas articles. MTO always posts "Nas' ex Kelis" That's sad. She seems kind of sad and bitter, she was just calling Nas a cheater on instagram a few months ago, now this... she needs to chill.

  • LMAO

    This bitch got the nerve to talk after she CHEATED on Nas. What a whore. She is so lucky she is getting Nas divorce money. She gon cry like a biiatch though when that boy turns 17-18 then the child supports STOPS! Just like Nas other baby-mama is struggling now.

    • sam snead

      And after she did him dirty like that and he had to find out from TMZ where the kid was being born and took him to the cleaners on support, she disses her child's father like that. She might be more scandalous than many women out here but most of them are cut from the same cloth these days

    • sam snead

      The chaldean guys I know don't beat and rape their wives but they are subservient to them. They keep $ in the family and don't lose everything in a divorce every generation or 2

    • Anonymous

      the african way

    • Anonymous

      "but when its time to settle down they kick the trashy american women to the curb and get something mentally,emotionally stable with morals like a woman from back home" You mean they get one woman they can thrash around, rape with their friends and oppress?

    • sam snead

      "I think when I moved out I just left it. Thats all he had, poor thing." Keep marrying and dating american women and you will have a great chance of seeing the same thing one day in your own life. The Arab guys have the game right, they experiment and have some fun with scandalous,trashy,bitchy american women that have a sense of entitlement to your stuff because you got laid over the years but when its time to settle down they kick the trashy american women to the curb and get something mentally,emotionally stable with morals like a woman from back home

    • Anonymous

      Child support goes until 21.

  • son of a sax

    I thought this album was his best work since Illmatic. He's had sum real good work, in between there but I feel this album encompassed and showed the transition back to Nasir. This album is for mature, grown folks. Who've been down that road. If not, then just wait. You'll have you're turn.

  • Anonymous

    Kelis is a bitch lol

  • TRE

    Me on Kelis: "I dont ever listen to her music"

  • JUSROMAN

    Kelis On Nas: "I Don't Really Listen To His Music" Well Ms Kelis; nobody, and I mean nobody listens to that shit that you call music. Ole spoiled milk in your milkshake having ass!!

    • Anonymous

      she got an album coming out tomorrow somebody must be checking for her you know Nas simp ass is gonna buy 100 copies

  • wouzi

    everytime nas is on top of his game this bitch tries to kick him top.

  • holahovito

    Sounds like someone is hating..... someone couldn't just play the background, had to throw salt on Nas' recent winning streak. she sound like a bitter ole b....

    • Anonymous

      Sorry but if Nas can go on a press run before LIG comes out talking about their marriage and his divorce with her and their relationship after putting her dress on his album cover I think she can answer a few questions about him before he albums comes out.

    • holahovito

      They may have asked but she didn't have to answer. We all have choices in life.

    • Anonymous

      They asked her a question, it's pretty typical with artists.

  • siamakf

    what a c*nt. the dude has been nothing but nice and does not say a single negative thing throughout the album, and this b*tch is like 'that's all he had, poor thing'. what a c*nt.

  • Milkshake Goldigger.

    No surprise, bitches listen to Drake and Future but can't name a Nas or Scarface song, I applaud Nas for opening up about his personal life on LIG but that grown man ish gets no play with the teen demographic. Kellis seems like an evil woman, the divorce was based on marital infidelity and not on any abuse physical or mental so I can't see why she deserves such a huge chunk of alimony when she is already getting a huge chunk of child support. Men take note: sign a fuckin Pre nup that gives the bitch a lump sum settlement instead of having to pay the bitch the rest of your life.

  • Anonymous

    I guess here would be as good of a place as any to tell you all about this great book I just got called "NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey" NaS Lost is the Nas book only Byron Crawford could write, and not just due to literacy issues in the hip-hop community. Billed as a tribute to the little homey, it is in fact a tribute, but not in the way that an article in XXL magazine is a tribute to a rapper. NaS Lost considers the artist's career in its totality, from its amazing highs to its crushing lows -- and some of everything in between. Discussed in NaS Lost: The 2001 beef with Jay-Z. What really led to this dispute? Nas and Jay-Z as Eskimo brothers. How the two of them became related in a sense. Nas' albums. Is it true what Jay-Z said, that Nas has a one hot album every 10 year average? Illmatic's five mic review in The Source. Was it really the best album of its era? The dreaded n-word. If KKKramer can say it, why can't Nas? Ghostwriting allegations. Can anything dream hampton says on Twitter be believed? The Virginia Tech controversy. What is the real cause of most school shootings? The hostage situation in Africa. Who was to blame there, Nas, the promoters, or the continent of Africa? Nas' marriage to Kelis. Bad idea, or worst idea of all time? Nas as a parent. Why is his teenage daughter posting her birth control on Instagram? Cultural tourism. Why is it that SPIN magazine likes a Chief Keef album more than Life Is Good? Buy your copies of Nas Lost on Amazon now on Paperback or digital.

  • I Love

    I love how Kelis's relevance is solely based on her relationship with Nas. The haters will say she ethered him and that this makes him look bad. But keep in mind: she's not on tour or promoting a new album, line of clothing or any other business venture. This interview is SOLEY based on the fact that Nas's 20th anniversary of Illmatic is here and that is the ONLY reason why we're reading an article about her. Since the divorce, Nas has inked a deal with Hennessy, put out a No. 1 album, been touring everywhere and making business moves. She sounds a little salty that she's not doing the same. But hell, what do I know?

    • Anonymous

      She also has a new show on The Cooking Channel called 'Saucy and Sweet'.

    • Anonymous

      Actually Kelis has a new album coming out next week and if you read the interview you would know she has a perfume she's selling as well. They asked her 3 questions about Nas at the end after 11 questions about her.

  • Anonymous

    That album cover with the wedding dress (turns out it was only a portion of it she left behind) has to be one of the biggest L's in rap music, Thats some serious SIMP shit. I would have had 3 naked bitches on my cover.

    • Anonymous

      dude reppeatly said it was a piece of the dress that she left behind

    • Anonymous

      If I was Nas I would have used the Complex cover (I think it was Complex) with him sitting in front of the red wall with the bucket hat on like Do The Right Thing as the album cover.

  • Anonymous

    Kelis ethered his wallet.

  • dilli

    shut up with all your "ether" bullshit. this woman is pure evil and you all are taking that bitches side. it's funny, dude loved her gave her a child, but she just fucking planned this. taking his money and shit. but w/e its all cool the same ones talking shit like that are the same ones who will end up in his position. i'll sit back with a ciggy and watch you all go broke. bye assholes.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe he spent all his time reading books

    • Anonymous

      HOW DO YOU KNOW Maybe she loved him too but he was a shitty partner and father? Maybe he cheated, maybe he beat her, maybe he doesn't spend enough time with her?

  • RC

    Poor thing he's only the greatest rapper alive. Get your irrelavent ass outta here Kelis your milkshakes done melted.

  • Nas

    That green wedding dress had you looking like the Jolly Green Giantess! Have fun living off my alimony and child support. What happened to your milkshake, or did that go sour? Bitch.

  • Anonymous

    POOR THING? LOL THATS ETHER!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Does she even have music anymore??

  • Anonymous

    I would've held on to her so I can eat her milkshake everyday

  • Anonymous

    After reading her say that, that Nas album cover is so much more fucking lame, I'm glad I never got around to buying that.

    • TRE

      It was real blood in that DMX cover atually. Pig blood, but still real blood haha

    • One Mic

      Never judge a book by its cover What you think that was real blood over D on the Flesh of my Flesh, Blood on my Blood cover, or X was a robot on Man vs Machine or even Kim was in Shady boot on SSLP cover

  • guerilla jones

    what a coincidence, no one listens to your music either..

  • Anonymous

    POOR THING !!! AHAHAHAHAH

  • Anonymous

    "Its not even the dress," she says. "The joke behind that is that its the slip to the petticoat to my dress. I think when I moved out I just left it. Thats all he had, poor thing." "Maybe for others," she says, "but not for me. I dont really listen to his music anyway." THATS THAT ETHER!!!!

    • Anonymous

      "she took the dress to sell cos she broke" why would she want to keep the wedding dress after she got divorced?

    • Anonymous

      if kelis is broke what does that make nas? since he giving her all his money LOL

    • one love

      she took the dress to sell cos she broke she fell off after tyin the nasier knot plus she probvably dont listen to his music now cos she hurt he moved on

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