“It’s Over. I’m over it:” Kelis Discusses Nas Divorce With The Guardian Guide
Nas has made headlines quite a bit in the last two of weeks, but it hasn’t been for some amazing new music project or for a new movie that he’s starring in. Instead, he’s being mentioned by a couple of women who have played major roles in his life. Just yesterday we told you that his ex and mother of his 19-year-old daughter, Carmen Bryan, expressed concerns about his mental health. Now, his ex-wife, Kelis Rogers, is also discussing the iconic Queens rapper.
“I’ve been divorced for almost five years,” the “Bossy” singer told The Guardian Guide. “It’s over, I’m over it.”
Though she says their relationship is over, she says her ex-husband’s decision to speak openly about their breakup on his last album, “Life Is Good,” forced her to speak about it.
“But what I would say is that last year I was made more aware of it because my ex-husband decided to talk about stuff that I hadn’t shared with the world.”
“He slipped my wedding dress on to his album cover [2012’s Life Is Good],” she explained. “So now I have to talk about it! I had no idea it was happening, I was like, ‘What the…?’”
While Kelis admits that the album forced her to discuss some things about her breakup, she says that talking about it didn’t really bother her too much.
“It didn’t affect my life. I’m not living that life now. I’m super-content and at peace.”
The Grammy Award nominee also discussed being labeled as an R&B artist.
“I was never an R&B artist. People coined me one but that’s because, especially if you’re in the States, if you’re black and you sing, then you’re R&B.”
As for her musical future, Kelis says she’s not sure if she’ll put out another album.
“I might make another album. I might make 10 more albums. I might never make another album again. It depends on how the mood suits me. I’m not declaring retirement but I’m just saying that I don’t have any musical ambitions any more.”
“After ‘Kelis Was Here’ I was done. I was like, ‘I will never put out another record again, I hate this business, I hate all these people.’ I was in this race that I didn’t even realise that I was in. I woke up and ten years had passed. That was never my plan. My desire was never to put out albums, it was to do musical theatre!”
Read Kelis’ full interview here.