During an appearance yesterday on MTV’s “RapFix Live,” Nas broke his silence about his ugly divorce from R&B singer Kelis in April 2009. After ending their four-year relationship, the Queensbridge, New York native was dragged through the mud in court and pilfered for an exorbitant amount of spousal and child support. Esco says that he always tries to stay out of the limelight, but acknowledges how the divorce made him more of a public figure.

“Life is crazy. I [wound] up paying more money to baby mommas than what some of my rap brothers and sistren make,” he said. “I’ve always been away from too much limelight and that right there put me in your… No one’s exempt from people probing into your life once you get into the game. So it put a lot of my business out there, man. It was like, people weren’t thinking I was making that kind of money, and now they knew.

“I was always low key with it in a lot of ways. It was hard with people being all in your business, and it was just ugly. Divorce can be crazy,” he continued, offering some advice for married couples. “Man, if you’re happy… Love is a beast, man. Hold on. Be prepared for any way it may go, and be honest.”

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