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Well, we don’t know much about Nas’ personal life beyond what we saw when he was with Kelis, but don’t fret because Nas says he’s a great person to date.
This interview was actually done a couple of months ago, around Nas’ 40th birthday but only recently hit the internet. In it, Nas is chatting with a woman named Cat Greenleaf on the show Talk Stoop about music, life, and love. At one point, Greenleaf, mentioned to Nas that she’s rarely seen a photograph of him smiling. When he told her that his “smiling” face was the same as his “angry” face, Greenleaf told him that he must be the hardest person in the world to date.
Nas responded by laughing (and finally getting out a smile) saying, “No no, I’m the best person to date!” Greenleaf asked what his online dating profile would say if he were on one of the dating sites. Here’s how Nas responded and ladies, these are the things some of us would be looking for in a potential suitor:
“Charismatic. I’m calm, poised…insightful.”
We can believe that about him. Now, with the drama that he and Kelis have publicly gone through (including her saying he cheated on her), I don’t know if she’d disagree with those things he mentioned, but she’d probably have a few more to add to that profile.
Anyway, check out this pretty cool interview. If you’ll notice, Nas is 40 and looks like he’s found that fountain of youth and isn’t sharing the location. He is truly like a fine win, getting better with time.
There are a lot of celebrity exes holding on to some good tea. Angry ex-wife reality shows are cool and all, but we’re thirsty for a good old-fashioned tell-all. Nothing gets tea on the street like a jilted lover and a publishing deal. If we missed your favorite ex, let us know which tell-all you’re waiting for in the comments section.
After watching the drama unfold between Rihanna and Teyana Taylor on Twitter this week, I learned two things: 1. Rihanna really likes to nitpick at people. 2. Teyana Taylor is extremely trill to be so tiny. While folks like Ciara, Karreuche Tran, and more have all cowered back in the corner when they’ve had to deal with the Bajan bad girl, Taylor held nothing back (though she did get a little too fired up). But I’m not really surprised. TT is from Harlem, and Uptown folks don’t play that. Don’t believe me? Check out these nine other Harlem-ites who are quick to put somebody in their place and maybe snatch a wig or two in the process.
Uncle Sam has made one thing clear in recent years: he’s not to be played with. After sending celebs like Lauryn Hill, Wesley Snipes and Ron Isley to the slammer on tax evasion charges, it appears that their fellow entertainers are taking notice and action to ensure that they’re not next.
Back in June we told you that singer Kelis was hit with a swelling tax bill that exceeded a little over $700,000. Well, we’re happy to report that the “Been Given A Morning” singer has been busy getting her tax issues squared away and was able to pay off more than half of her humongous tax bill. According to TMZ, the 34-year-old New York native has paid off all of the federal taxes owed to Uncle Sam, which amounts to $341, 967.36. Now she still reportedly owes over 300,000 in California and New York state taxes, but it appears that she plans to pay those off very soon as well.
Kelis doesn’t appear to have allowed her money struggles to get her down, but we’re sure she’ll be relieved when those hefty numbers are no longer looming over her head.
This is why we love Kelis: She’ll be lowkey for months and then, out of nowhere, she drops new music and we eat it right up!
That’s exactly what happened on Saturday as “Been Given A Morning” surfaced on the internet. The first thing you notice is that Kelis, known for her unique beats and sometimes harsh lyrics, traded that in for a super mellow joint. Yes, she had a moment that was more “soft and pink” than bringing her milkshake to the yard.
In the track, Kelis opens up her vocals to a vulnerability many of us haven’t seen from her since she stepped on the music scene (when she was super angry, Kelis). The song was produced by Basshitter and on Instagram, he described it as a mix of classical, soul and pop music. We’d agree.
What makes this song extra special is the horn and violin playing right before Kelis begins the second verse. That composition alone is almost enough by itself to give a second listen.
Yes, it is different from what we’ve heard from Kelis but one thing we should never forget: she ALWAYS switches things up. Kelis is truly a musical chameleon and you’ve got to be able to appreciate that.
It looks like “Been Given A Morning” will be on Kelis’ new album, FOOD, which likely has a 2014 release date.
So check it out and tell us what you think!
As we age, most people worry a lot about getting grey hair and figuring out how to cover it up. Grey hair is typically associated with being old, aging, or in some cases, being extremely stressed. But in Hollywood, grey is all about being trendy. Here are 14 celebs who fell for this fad. Who would have ever thought grey hair would be considered stylish?
Well, I guess their time has passed but it’s nice to know how heavily Kelis affected Pharrell.
In a recent interview with British Vogue, Pharrell was in the midst of discussing his personal fashion trends, he credited Kelis with getting him on the right path:
“I’d just signed this girl called Kelis, and back then all I wore was Ralph Lauren‘s Polo, because that was the thing. And Kelis turned to me and said, ‘You’ve got to get out of this box.’ She introduced me to Prada and Gucci. It was thanks to Kelis I discovered a life outside of monograms.”
If you recall, Kelis was very tight with The Neptunes in the mid-2000′s and was specifically close with Pharrell. It has always been rumored that they had a “friends with benefits” situation while working together. That personal relationship, of course, could be part of the reason they haven’t worked together in years.
It feels like – and don’t kill me – Kelis may have been Pharrell’s muse. In fact, his fiancé Helen kind of has a funky vibe like Kelis. Then again, that just might be the type of woman he likes.
Speaking of Pharrell’s personal life, he also added in the interview that his entire life centers around music, Helen and their son, Rocket. You won’t catch him out kicking it too often because as he puts it, “I don’t have a social life. Because what is that but drama?”
The September issue of British Vogue hits newsstands Monday, August 5th.
I’ll admit that I’m definitely one of the people who rode that Nas-and-Kelis-are-still-madly-in-love-and-are-going-to-get-back-together-someday wave. I always thought that they were an adorable couple. But truthfully, I could’ve just been romanticizing their split because we were left in the dark for so long regarding the dirty details regarding their break up. My desire for the hip-hop couple to reunite only intensified when the 39-year-old Queens rapper released his Life is Good album where he appeared on the cover, holding his ex-wife’s wedding gown and released songs that were obviously about his releationship with her such as, “Bye Baby.”
In an interview earlier this year, Nas even revealed that he and Kelis were working on their friendship and that he low-key tried to get back with her.
“We’re back together as friends. We were not the best of friends for a long time. We’re friends now and that’s what it is. We’re not together but we’re friends though. I even said, ‘yo, should we try this again?’ I’m like wow. We had all kinds of talks. You know how that is. We have a child. But we’re friends and I’m glad to be at that place. I don’t want no beef. No beef wit ya mama,” Nas honestly expressed.
Since then, there hasn’t been much said about the possibility of a romantic reunion between the pair. Well, until now, that is. One of Kelis’ Instagram followers expressed how happy they were to see Kelis back out in the spotlight and attempted to offer encouragement regarding her situation with ex-husband, Nas.
Surpisingly, Kelis responded to the fan’s well wishes, thanking them for their concern, but letting it be known that she’s not interested in reconciling with Nas because he’d been unfaithful to her.
Then, another fan chimed in, praising the “Jerk Ribs” singer for being real about her feelings and what happened.
And there you have it.
What do you think of Kelis using her Instagram page to address such a personal subject?
Another day, another celebrity making headlines for being in trouble with Uncle Sam. About one year ago, we told you guys that singer Kelis had been hit with a tax lien exceeding $300,000 after she failed to pay her taxes in 2004 and 2010. In addition to the initial $330,000 that the “Milkshake” singer owed to the State of New York, she also reportedly owed $61,737.29 in back taxes in California and $213,932.02 to Uncle Sam.
If that isn’t enough, TMZ is reporting that the 33-year-old beauty now owes an additional $134,000 to the federal government, bringing her tax bill to a figure well above $700,000. That’s a lot of cash, but the good news is that the “Bossy” singer looks like she’s making strides to get her finances under control. Earlier this month she sold her New York City condo for $2.2 million. That’s certainly enough dough to cover her current tax bill. So hopefully she’s able to things squared away with “The Man.” We’d really hate to see her hauled off to prison.
In other Kelis news, the über versatile New York native recently teamed up with British pop recording artist, Dan Black for catchy new dance track, “Hearts”
Although they broke up and moved on with other people, we just can’t seem to get over these high-profile celebrity relationships that we thought were a match made in heaven. Here are 15 celebrity couples that we wish could have stood the test of time.
Kanye and Alexis
Before there was Kanye West and Kim Kardashian or even Kanye and Amber Rose, there was Kanye and Alexis. The Chicago rapper/producer met Alexis Phifer back in 2002 and the cute couple dated on and off for four years before West finally popped the question. After an 18-month whirlwind engagement the two went their separate ways citing his hectic touring schedule as the cause. West dated then-unknown model Amber Rose before settling down with the reality show superstar who is now pregnant with their first child.