SOHH Whatcha Think: [FULL VID] Nas Opens Up On Pac/Jay Beef and Kelis On Behind the Music

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 10:08AM

Written by Jeezis Peace

One of rap's most acclaimed MC's has long been one of its most private, making  Nas' VH1 Behind the Music premiere even that more special.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]

Esco opened up about his childhood, beef with Pac and Jay and of course, his now-defunct marriage to singer Kelis.

VH1 premiered Nas' "Behind The Music" last night. Your favorite rapper's favorite rapper told his story from childhood to present, drugs to fame, and beefs to friendships. And yes, what really went down with his marriage to Kelis. Check out the full episode inside.... Must say this was one of the most interesting episodes of "Behind The Music." Since Nasty Nas is usually so private and quiet about happenings in his life, other than when he flexing his storytelling skills on tracks, it was intriguing to hear about his life from his POV. He mentioned his ex-girlfriend Carmen and the excitement surrounding their daughter Destiny being born when he was 20. That began the drama of his career since he decided to go more commercial with his following second album since he felt more monetary responsibility. And that led to his biggest hit to date, "If I Ruled The World."(The YBF)

He even spoke on the death of his mother, which was a crucial moment in his life and career. It was a dope episode, but I felt like as a Nas fan, I didn't really learn anything new. SOHH Watcha Think: What was your opinion of Nas' special?

When his mother died in 2002, he almost turned to the streets, but instead went more into his music. And fell for Kelis after seeing her in the I Hate U video. He said, "Who is this black rock star chick screaming? That's going to be my girlfriend." The two were inseparable, but fell out of love years later. Nas' manager, Anthony, said he had gotten all the divorce docs together, but reconsidered once he found out Kelis was pregnant with their son. She ended up filing when a reconciliation didn't work. And about those rumors he didn't want to be there for the birth of his son Knight, Nas said he wasn't in touch with Kelis and she didn't tell him where she was giving birth when she was in labor. He had to find out from a gossip site. So he didn't get to the hospital until 10 minutes after the baby was born. Nas' manager claims Kelis was spending Nas' money like crazy as he made it while they were married. Hence her demands for more money.(The YBF)

Check out Nas' Behind the Music below:

Also, which rapper should be featured on Behind the Music next?

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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