Nas Confirms Amy Winehouse’s “Me and Mr. Jones” was about Him

October 6, 2011  |  

If you’re an Amy Winehouse fan you might have noticed that Amy’s “In My Bed” sampled the beat from Nas’ “Made You Look” . But now the rapper is claiming their connection might have been a little bit deeper than just a sample.

Rumors had been circulating that the song, “Me and Mr. Jones” was about Nas since 2006.  But it wasn’t until recently that Nasir Jones acknowledged that he was the inspiration behind the song.

“I don’t really remember if Salaam, who was really close to her, who introduced us, if he told me about it or not,” Nas told XXL. “I don’t remember right now. But, I heard a lot about it before I even heard the song.”

In the song Winehouse says, “Mr Destiny 9 and 14.”  Turns out that Winehouse and Jones shared a birthday (September 14th) which is referenced in the song and Nas’ daughter is named Destiny… You’ll have to help us out with the Destiny part.

People have speculated that Winehouse may have had a crush on Nas back in the day… it certainly looks like it.


And in case you’re wondering what else the late Winehouse said in this dedication to Nasir, check out the lyrics below.

“Me and Mr Jones”

Nobody stands in between me and my man, it’s me
And Mr Jones (Me and Mr Jones)

What kind of Fawkery is this?
You made me miss the Slick Rick gig (oh Slick Rick)
You thought I didn’t love you when I did (when I did)
Can’t believe you played me out like that (Ahhh)

No you ain’t worth guest list
Plus one of all them girls you kiss (all them girls)
You can’t keep lying to yourself like this (to yourself)
Can’t believe you played yourself (out) like this

Rulers one thing but come Brixton
Nobody stands in between me and my man
‘Cause it’s me and Mr Jones (Me and Mr Jones)

What kind of Fawkery are we?
Nowadays you don’t mean package to me (package to me)
I might let you make it up to me (make it up)
Who’s playing Saturday?

What kind of Fawkery are you?
Side from Sammy you’re my best black Jew
But I could swear that we were through (we were through)
I still want to wonder ’bout the things you do

Mr Destiny 9 and 14
Nobody stands in between me and my man
‘Cause it’s Me and Mr Jones (Me and Mr Jones)


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  • I realize that Amy Winehouse related to black people as well as white people. There are some people who have that quality. 

    I know that Amy did not care about race. She followed her heart and liked what she liked. If she and Nas were a couple, I really think that his relationship would had lasted longer than that with Kelis. 

  • God I love to play that song on Saturdays when I'm just being lazy around the house, smoking weed and vacuuming. Real Amy fans been knew all that though…

  • Prissy

    One of my FAVE songs for Amy Whinehouse..

  • Adrienne

    Amy Winehouse actually did an MTV interview and when asked if the song was about Nas she said yes. She explained that the song was about how her boyfriend didn't take her to see a Slick Rick concert, and then he didn't take her to see Nas and she felt slighted.

    Second video, 3:20 mark:

  • Kaydee-P

    DAMN I gotta listen to my instincts more! I figured it at first, but then I was like nahh…yet when Amy first came out she was gorgeous- and if she was into the hip-hop scene like that, I could see some heads getting at her. If only she was Nas's girl instead of Blake's!

  • Guest

    Been there, done that. As a true Amy Winehouse fan, I've known this for a while, but it seems nobody really stops to listen until they're gone.

  • MONA