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).