[Video] Nas Confesses ‘Marriage is Expensive’, But Admits “Kelis is an amazing woman…”

In an interview, with Tim Westwood, Nas opens up about the money he’s had to kick out since his divorce to Kelis, why he decided to tell his business on his new album and gives Kelis a shot-out.

On marriage costing a helluva lot in the long run:

Marriage is expensive…Depends on how big you go w/ it. This is not a shot at Kelis at all…A general getting married, we do it big. I gotta tell you though Tim, I’m really a music fan…Marvin Gaye was a big inspiration behind me letting the public into my life…If Marvin can do it, so could I…so that’s where you see the album cover…the whole feel of that is kinda inspired by Marvin…

On Ike Turner being instrumental in music:

Ike Turner also got a bad rep…me and him have nothing in common, but he’s a pioneer.

On if money (what he was ordered to pay Kelis) hurts him financially:

Umm, yeah. Of course. Money was never a thing. It’s like money, is money…it’s material. Love is real. Money isn’t. So at the end of the day, that didn’t matter. It wasn’t like she came at me like that. It really was just…it just went wrong in a lot of areas. It’s life. I love it. I still will marry again…If I get hit by that love….I’ll still do it again. You live and learn and you grow.

On how he feels about Kelis now:

Shot-out out to Kelis, she’s an amazing woman..that’s the mother of my child. And she’s great and everything is good…this is just the way that I’m expressing myself.

Peep the full interview:

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