Pop star turned Chef Kelis 38, alleges that Queensbridge rapper Nasir Jones b.k.a Nas 44, was abusive to her. Kelis said she waited nine years to tell the truth of why her marriage to Nas didn’t work out, and why fans should forget about a reconciliation.
The couple were married from 2005 to 2010. Out the marriage, they created a son named Knight.
Kelis reflects back to the video “Milkshake”. The star claimed that she endured both mental and physical abuse from the world known rapper.
Kelis said: “I had bruises all over my body,” she claimed. “It was really toxic. At seven months pregnant, I was terrified. I was like, I cannot bring a person into this. I can’t control this. I’ve got to get out.”
Kelis described the marriage as a roller coaster.
“We had really intense highs and really intense lows. It was never normal,” she said. “We were drinking too much, smoking too much, spending too much.”
“We lived hard and because of that, when that comes down, it goes really low,” she said, adding that their relationship was “really dark.”
Kelis said she considered wanting to come forward about the alleged abuse around 2009, but decided not to.
“I remember so clearly when the pictures came out. With that whole thing that happened with her and Chris Brown and the only way I can describe it was like double-dutch,” she said, referring to the jump rope game. “I felt like, ‘Do I jump in? Do I say it?’ ‘Cause I had bruises all over my body at that time.”
Kelis said the reason she’s never mentioned these allegations before was because she’s “really private.”
“I don’t want people in my business,” she continued. “I felt like, ‘This is my partner. I chose this. We’re gonna do this. We’re gonna make it work.’ I stayed for years after that and just, you keep it moving.”
Kelis added, “I’m not frail. I’m not scared … I’m not weak.”