Nas was apparently triggered by a call he got from someone at Essence magazine who told him his ex-wife Kelis was doing another story about their broken marriage.

The former couple has been entangled in a bitter custody battle over their 8-year-old son Knight for the better part of a year. Kelis has also accused him of being an alcoholic and claimed he physically and emotionally abused her.

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In seven lengthy Instagram posts, the Hip Hop legend laid it all out for his 4.4 million followers and finally gave his side of the story.

“Today i got a call from essence about my ex wife doing another sad fictitious story. Nothing surprises me anymore, including this,” he begins. “This is what your life has come to sis?
Exploiting some people’s Real struggle and pain…just to get at me….to get attention ? Fame? Another fight against men?”

As he continued, Nas implores his former spouse to “set a better example” for their child and questions her motives for dragging his name through the press.

“Why did i have to take you to court to see our son?” he writes. “Why when i win the joint custody ( which is a win for both of us and our son, it helps us with both our schedules) why do you feel thats an attack on you? Is it control ? Why do you need to have control over my life? because we’re not together?”

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In Part 2, Nas expresses the respect he has for women and looks back on their past together, revealing why he wanted to marry her.

“I shouldn’t have ignored the signs from your your first song and video I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW. But I thought you was beautiful. You came into my life at a time i was grieving from my moms passing. You was a friend. Because of that i wanted to marry you. And i did. And we had a big lavish wedding. Overall there was too many good times.”

He then apologizes for not being faithful and blames it on his immaturity at the time, while driving home their relationship is forever over.

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“I have to say i wasn’t the most faithful husband,” he admits. “I was immature. I’m sorry about that. But you bumped your own head sis. Why do i have to live thru a constant divorce? It didn’t work out. Life goes on. I’m not coming back to you.”

Nas goes on to confess he’s simply worn out from all the drama but held back on certain details for the sake of their son.

“I’m tired of you painting a bad picture of me,” he writes. “I’ve been tired of it but you never seem to get tired. I even had to be in a relationship with you AGAIN after we separated just so i could see my son & I AM JUST TIRED. Back then you asked me why didn’t i stop the divorce from happening. I tried! We are too different. Some things aren’t meant to be. We were meant to be so that we could have our son. Nothing more.”

In Part 4, Nas recounts Kelis’ behavior when it came to his career and accuses her of being verbally abusive and “evil.”

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“You used to turn my phone off so my professionals couldn’t reach me and take the battery,” he writes. “You insulted any and everyone whoever was around me. Not a single person in my life loved or could even stand you. Luckily for you our assistants all signed NDA’s or you would have a list of men and women who would happily talk about how verbally abusive and evil you are.”

In Part 5, the celebrated MC broaches the topic of money and rattles off several things he helped fund for Kelis.

“Didn’t want to bring up money but since that’s the fuel behind all of this Let me say that I gave you the tools to be successful after you was dropped from your label,” he continues. “I paid for your cooking school cordon blue.

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“The expensive yellow stove we had flown in from Europe. I helped pay for the remodeling of your house. Your assistant stole thousands from my cc according to Amex. Out of all people you should be completely understanding of my my grind. But you just can’t win with you. My schedule is CRAZY but you never help me see my son. I’m hardly allowed to talk to him on the phone. Ever.”

As things start to come to a close in Part 6, Nas insists anything having to do with Kelis is a “plot and a scheme” while reiterating he never beat her.

“I do not beat women,” he says. “I did not beat up my ex wife. Stop. You got beat up in court. How much money do you want? Do you want me to relinquish my rights to see my son is that what you want? Just tell me. After all the tweets and posts you made thru the years disrespecting me and my family I still have love for you as the mother of my child BUT I am done with this.

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“This game ends now and GOD will be the judger of all this. And although you tell everyone GOD hates me (some Christian you are) I will survive and thrive from this moment because I know who I am & you have not a clue who you are.”

Finally, in his seventh and final post, Nas explains why he decided to purge his feelings on the matter.

“And to all the fans that knew my silence was due to the fact that I don’t openly do this kind of petty shit… I appreciate you riding,” he concludes. “And to those that were lead down a wrong path… I get it… very sensitive times and all things must be taken seriously.

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“This is MY TRUTH. And I don’t care what else she has left to say unless it concerns our son. This is the first and last time I’m addressing this. Despite all of this I still hope for the best for her because whats best for her is what’s best for knight.”

Kelis’ allegations came before the release of NASIR, so he didn’t address it on the album. But, he recently confirmed another project was on the way, which means we could eventually hear about it on wax. [apple_news_ad type=”any”]