Spotted on a getaway in Santa Barbara, CA this past weekend, Nas has told TMZ that the feelings are strictly platonic and that they are forging a united front for their son Knight. Regardless, it would be Hip-Hop bliss if the two were to rekindle the flames of their relationship one more time.
Here are three reasons why life could be better if Nasty and Ms. Bossy went for round 2.
After eight years together and six years of marriage, there hasn’t been a union that reads genuine love and admiration since Jay-Z and Beyoncé. The two recalled to an interview with VIBE in 2003 how
it was love at first sight at an MTV VMA afterparty thrown by Diddy. “Everyone moves out of the way, and Nas stands up, and I put my hand out, and I’m like, Hey, I’m Kelis. And he goes, ‘Who?’… So I’m crawling into a f’ing hole, and he’s like, ‘Wait-huh? What’s your name?’ And I’m like, Kelis, and he’s like, ‘Oh, well that’s great, because I’ve been waiting to make you my wife all these years.’” Kelis’ response? “That’s great, because that’s all I wanna be.” Try forgetting that introduction.
It may have taken a bitter past for Nasir to remove the skeletons from his closet but his fans thoroughly enjoyed listening to him cope with his demons. By strategically flaunting Kelis’ wedding gown on the cover of his album and chronicling their marriage on “Bye Baby,” it takes a real man to be vulnerable and show his feelings on his sleeve, which Kelis has expressed appreciation for. Similarly, her bile-filled “Caught You Out There” (with the signature line “I Hate You So Much Right Now”) matches Nas’ musical rawness, making for a perfect collaboration on-and-off wax.
Though child custody and war over monetary support turned their split nuclear, the then-Mr. and Mrs. Jones made memories without a price tag. Whether it was combatting cops in Mexico and catching a Heat game post-bail or having a son, their mutual willingness to get along shows a maturity that both have experienced as individuals and as a separated couple, which could ultimately set the grand stage for another attempt at making their differences work… (fingers crossed).