Kelis just accused her ex-husband Nas of abusing her while they were together in a new bombshell interview. Get the disturbing details here.
Kelis, 38, just made some serious claims regarding her former five year long marriage to Nas, 44. The “Milkshake” hitmaker alleged that there was “a lot of mental and physical abuse” involved in their relationship, and that the pair even allegedly hit each other. “We had really intense highs and really intense lows. It was never normal. An intense high would be when money was rolling in. But I was 22 when I met him. We were drinking a lot, getting high a lot. So when that comes down, it was bad,” Kelis told Hollywood Unlocked in an interview. “An intense low….we had a lot. It was really dark. A lot of drinking. A lot of mental and physical abuse and it got to the point where if I wasn’t pregnant, I might have stayed with him,” she continued.“I was pregnant and it was a mess and I felt like I wasn’t going to bring a child into this.” Their son, Knight Jones, was born in July 2009, just two months after Kelis filed for divorce.
When asked directly if her ex-husband ever physically assaulted her, Kelis responded, “Did he hit me?…..Mmm hmmm. Did I hit him back?…..Mmm hmmm.” The singer revealed it wasn’t until Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s domestic violence issues came to light in Feb. 2009 that she decided to walk away. “When the pictures came out with that whole thing that happened with her and Chris Brown, the only way I could describe it was double dipped. I was like, do I jump in, do I say it? I had bruises all over my body at that time,” Kelis claims. “I remember being in Atlanta, sitting in the kitchen…and I was like…do I? I wasn’t ready to walk. I just wasn’t. So I didn’t say it. I’m not weak, I’m really private. I don’t like people in my business. I was like, this is my partner, I’m going to do this, we’re going to make it work. I stayed for years after that. I’m not frail, I’m not scared, I’m not weak.”
Kelis filed for divorce when she was seven months pregnant with the couple’s son, who is now 8 years old. In recent months, the rapper has been trying to alter their custody agreement, and the couple reportedly settled on sharing joint custody in March. In the interview, the chef and author of My Life On A Plate called out her ex for his co-parenting skills. “A parent isn’t about showing up when you feel like it. You can’t not show up for months and then show up and try to make up your own [visitation] schedule,” she said, before speaking directly to other women who are dealing with similar issues. “Women can’t be afraid to fight,” she said.
HollywoodLife reached out to Nas’ representative for comment.