Nas Reveals He Tested Positive For COVID Last October: It Was Mentally & Physically Hard


Nas Reveals He Tested Positive For COVID Last October: It Was Mentally & Physically Hard

COVID has affected a lot of people in many different ways. During a recent interview with Ebony Magazine, rapper Nas, born Nasir Jones, showed his vulnerable side as he revealed how testing positive for COVID-19 back in October 2020 impacted his life both ‘mentally and physically.’ He shared,

“I caught COVID in late October. This is the first time [I’m] mentioning it. It was a tough time. It was mentally and physically hard. It’s just today’s world, with chemical warfare, crazy politics, racism, food shortages, police malpractice, Black-on-Black murder. The human spirit is being tested. I think that God has a plan for all of this. But right now, we’re in a serious time.”

The 48-year-old rapper, who reportedly made $100 million from his stake in Coinbase, also spoke about fans asking him for investment advice.

“I got people that stop me in the street to ask me about investment tips more than music. It’s really crazy, man. I met another Black man named Nasir; he’s doing his thing. He told me how I’m inspirational to him in that world of investors and fundraising. That’s what I get a lot now. That’s really rewarding. It used to be only, ‘I’m inspired by you to rap,’ which I still hear, and I still love it. But it’s about letting people know, ‘This is what I’m doing. You do it, too.’”



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2020 may have been a hard year for Nas health-wise but his career was definitely flourishing. His 2020 album ‘King’s Disease’ won him his first Grammy Award for best rap album.

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel