Nas Raps About Kelis In “Strong Will Continue” Verse

Feb 12th, 2010 // 1 Comment

Looking for a last-minute addition to your Singles Awareness Day playlist? Nas is here to help. He’s sharing his feelings about his breakup with the newly electro-charged Kelis by adding a brand new verse to “Strong Will Continue”, the likely first single from Distant Relatives, his upcoming joint album with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Feel the love below:
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Nas, who knows a little something about the special bond between fathers and sons, seems especially troubled by the possible impact his divorce will have on his and Kelis’ baby boy, Knight. He seems to fear that the divorce will haunt them both, comparing their plight to the tragic deaths of martial arts icon Bruce Lee and his son Brandon: “Twisted and mangled, sort of like Bruce Lee life / Cursed with his son Brandon — if that’s you and me, Knight, I pray our fate’s greater.”

Long silent during what turned into a nasty (and very public) split, Nas tosses off a quick thought on the court ruling that forces him to pay more than $50,000 in spousal and child support per month. He raps: “How in the hell am I supposed to stay comfy when I pay child support, alimony monthly?”

He also appears to cop to the rumors that he was unfaithful to Kelis while they were married: “So, I’ve stuck with some married women so fine, cheating while their husband rushing on the 40-yard line, wonder if this is what my ex did the whole time.”

As far as bitter divorce tracks go, this really isn’t so bad. Chris Brown and Usher have recorded far more damning verses intended to explain, defend, or re-write the history of their failed relationships. Way to stay (comparatively) classy, Nas. Though so far we haven’t heard a peep about you on Kelis’ released tracks (although her tweets are another story).

[Via Rap-Up]

  1. 1. “Child Support is about taking care of children.”—Ideally, a child should spend equal time with each parent and each parent should take care of the child during their time with the child. Child support basically replaced WELFARE for the mothers.
    2. “Child Support guidelines are based on a fair determination of what it takes to raise a child.”—Child support guidelines were created decades ago by the same company that was hired to collect it. Guidelines were set arbitrarily high because the more the company collected, the more it got paid.
    3. “Child Support orders are calculated accurately.”—Most orders are calculated incorrectly. Custodial Parents are not required to document their income, and there is no penalty if they lie about it. While all CS workers have access to State and Federal pay records, they do not verify their income. Furthermore, judges often “impute” income for the Noncustodial Parents. They calculate support based on how much they “think” the Parent should be earning rather than what he actually earns. They almost never impute income on the Custodial Parent.
    4. “Child Support obligations are based strictly on the needs of the child.”—States receive federal funding based on how much support they collect so the orders are set arbitrarily high to collect more funding.
    5. “Child Support has to be spent on the child’s health, well-being and care.”—Recipients of child support are not required to prove that the amounts received are 1) necessary to meet the children's needs or 2) are actually spent on the children.
    6. “Both parents are responsible for financially supporting his children.”—If the mother refuses to work, the government provides her with welfare, food stamps, medical assistance, housing assistance, educational; assistance and daycare, but if dad can’t pay–even due to a disability, he can be imprisoned and forfeit all his assets.
    7. “A Non-Custodial Parent is responsible for financially supporting his children.”—A child needs two active parents in his life, not a child support check.

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