That’s How You Feel? Kelis Responds to Nas Using Her Wedding Dress on Album Cover

June 25, 2012  |  

Nas and Kelis have been divorced for two years now, but you’d think things were just finalized yesterday the way their wedding, marriage, and dissolution are such a hot topic. With Nas back in the spotlight, naturally everyone has been asking about how things went down with his ex-wife, but when he released the “Life is Good” album cover holding the infamous green dress Kelis wore during the couple’s 2005 nuptials, it sparked all sorts of discussion about just what message he was really trying to send to his old, old lady.

During Nas’ VH1 “Behind the Music” special, he explained that the wedding dress was the only thing Kelis left behind when she moved out, and during an interview with MTV, he said during the filming of that segment he realized the dress needed to be a part of his album art.

“It clicked right there. You’re saying it even in your interview, it’s like a given that this should allude to this being on the cover, that statement,” he said. “Some things you can’t plan, they happen.”

That’s easy for him to say, but does Kelis feel the same? Surprisingly, she sort of does. In an interview with NME.com, she spoke on the cover art and said:

“My feelings about it are not really relevant, but you know at the end of the day Nas is an artist. And for whatever it’s worth he’s one of the greatest, and especially for what it is he does.

“So for me, I feel like especially for someone in hip-hop to kind of be genuine and honest, whatever the honesty is about, I think it’s awesome. So my feelings about it aren’t really necessarily valid, it’s just the fact that as an artist I can respect that he wears his feelings on his sleeve.”

It kind of sounds like she might be feeling some sort of way about the cover, but she’s putting artistry over feelings which is pretty cool. These two are sounding more amicable than ever these days. Around the same time that she was bigging him up, he told Tim Westwood in a radio interview:

“Shout out to Kelis. She’s an amazing woman and that’s the mother of my child and she’s great and everything is good.”

If these two have so much love for each other, it seems they ought to have that joint custody situation worked out soon. What do you think about Kelis’ response?


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