"I do not beat women": Rapper Nas responds to ex-wife Kelis' accusation of being physically abused by him
Essence called him informing him that they were doing a story with Kelis and Nas wanted that his side of the story be out in front of the world before that interview.
"I do not beat women. I did not beat my ex-wife. Stop" rapper Nas wrote on Instagram in some seven posts on Thursday in reply to the accusations brought against him by ex-wife Kelis in April this year. Kelis, who is a singer herself, had publicly revealed in an interview with Hollywood Unlocked that her relationship with ex-husband Nas has been a lot of ugly battles including them now fighting for custody over their son Knight.
Opening up about their lifestyle, the 39-year-old singer had said how smoking and drinking was the order of the day for the duo but sometimes when the rapper would get really drunk, he used to become physically abusive as well. She had even thought of speaking up about it when the pictures of Rihanna with a bruised lip were doing the rounds. Chris Brown's treatment of Rihanna had shocked everyone. Kelis, however, was not mentally ready to come out with her story of pain so she kept quiet.
During that time Nas had refused to answer questions about the allegations but now he's willing to talk. Essence called him informing him that they were doing a story with Kelis and Nas wanted that his side of the story be out before that interview. In the lengthy Instagram posts, the rapper wrote about his co-parenting issues and his ex-wife's accusations.
In the first post, he accused her of 'exploiting' his 'real struggle and pain' to get attention and about how he should be allowed to spend time with his son. He even defended himself saying he was nothing like 'so many absentee fathers out there' and that she was being petty because he sought to make it a custody battle for their son. He kept saying how it was all about being a father to their son and also accused her of being abusive towards his daughter. "I’m a mild-mannered god fearing very fair human being who tries his hardest to please everyone. It’s my nature.
I’ve seen this too many times before And there was times I thought Kelis my responding was not this type. This is the type of antics that deceive people and people mistakenly call it strong. Seems I always had more belief in you than you do for yourself. I instilled strength in my daughter who you were already so jealous of and treated poorly. Being jealous & verbally abusive to a Little girl," he wrote.
In the second post, he narrated how he cherishes women because 'women are the essence of life' and how he met Kelis. "My strength is given to me from my mother. I am everything she taught me to be. I was raised in a single home by a single woman. I am a very proud black man. I shouldn’t have ignored the signs from your first song and video I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW. But I thought you was beautiful. You came into my life at a time i was grieving from my moms passing. You was a friend," he wrote.
This was followed by telling how her behavior led to producers, writers and music and record execs dropping her from their labels and how he had to stop talking to people because of her and that for their son's sake he wouldn't be disclosing a lot of things on social media.
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PART 6. Everything with her is a plot and a scheme. Has no merit. No foundation I didn’t Wana speak up because i have real respect for our women. And definitely my son. I do not beat women. I did not beat up my ex wife. Stop. You got beat up in court. How much money do you want? Do you want me to relinquish my rights to see my son is that what you want? Just tell me. After all the tweets and posts you made thru the years disrespecting me and my family I still have love for you as the mother of my child BUT I am done with this. This game ends now and GOD will be the judger of all this. And although you tell everyone GOD hates me (some Christian you are) I will survive and thrive from this moment because I know who I am & you have not a clue who you are.
You can check out the rest of the posts here.
In conclusion, he wrote: " This is MY TRUTH. And I don’t care what else she has left to say unless it concerns our son. This is the first and last time I’m addressing this. Despite all of this I still hope for the best for her because what's best for her is what’s best for Knight. Love, NASIR BIN OLU DARA JONES.