Rap veteran Nas has cleared the air on recent reports and rumors which suggest he may be trying to rekindle the flame with ex-wife Kelis.

Although there are no plans to hook back up romantically, Nasty Nas did admit he is trying to patch things with Kells.

Nas & Kelis are desperately trying to bury the hatchet after their famously bitter divorce war — in fact, they’re even trying to forge a FRIENDSHIP — and Nas tells TMZ, it’s all for their son. You’ll recall, Kelis filed for divorce from Nas in April 2009 and the split was nuclear. The two warred non-stop over custody of their son and money. Kelis said when she was 7 months pregnant she was broke yet Nas refused to give her a penny — even for medical expenses. Now, Nas tells TMZ, the two are trying to put the past behind them in order to develop a healthy relationship for the benefit of their 3-year-old son Knight — but they are NOT reuniting romantically. The rapper says they’ve been on good terms for a while now and he hopes it will continue. Nas and Kelis even grabbed dinner last night in L.A. together. (TMZ)

Rumors of a steamy hook-up between Nas and Kelis hit the Internet earlier this month.

Sources report that an eyewitness spotted Kelis watching a show in LA yesterday evening, and Nas was allegedly sitting beside her attempting to go incognito. “I knew I had to meet Kelis so we waited for the show to end and then we moved back down to where she was sitting … Kelis began walking out and then when I looked back, Nas pulled his fishermans hat down and tried to walk out quickly. So I yelled out, “hey Nasty Nas” and he just smiled and walked by.” (Bossip)

Last month, the rap veteran aired out their relationship with his Kelis-targeted “Bye Baby” music video.

As Nas continues promoting his most personal album to date, ‘Life Is Good’, we finally get visuals to his tell-all track about the decline of he and Kelis’ relationship, “Bye Baby”. In the clip, Nas dramatizes the couple’s whole divorce era from his point of view starting with finding all of Kelis’ things gone from their home except for a piece of her wedding dress. He then begins to reflect on their relationship over cognac while watching the wedding footage. Even though Nas spends most of the track reminiscing on his failed marriage before signing over half of his fortune, he ends it on a positive note by saying that he still believes in love. It’s hard not to wonder what Kelis thinks about all of this. Nas definitely turned the tables on her. (Necole Bitchie)

Back in June, the rapper’s former wife discussed his decision to feature her wedding gown on the new Life Is Good cover.

“My feelings about it are not really relevant, but you know at the end of the day Nas is an artist. And for whatever it’s worth he’s one of the greatest, and especially for what it is he does. So for me, I feel like especially for someone in hip-hop to kind of be genuine and honest, whatever the honesty is about, I think it’s awesome. So my feelings about it aren’t really necessarily valid, it’s just the fact that as an artist I can respect that he wears his feelings on his sleeve.” (NME)

Check out Nas discussing Kelis below: