In a tell-all exclusive interview with celebrity gossip blog Hollywood Unlocked, R&B songstress turned celebrity chef Kelis revealed through harrowing details that she suffered domestic abuse at the hands of her former husband and Queens rap icon, Nas.
“Something reminded me of Rihanna,” she recollected in the clip. “I remember so clearly when the pictures came out with that whole thing that happened with her and Chris Brown. The only way I could describe it was like double-dutch, like, ‘Do I jump in? Do I say it?’ Because I had bruises all over my body at that time.”
Kelis said she was in their Atlanta home at the time when the disturbing photos of RiRi’s injuries from Brown went public. Visibly, she begins tearing up and struggling through her words as she recalls not being ready to walk. As for why she chose to stay, the Kelis Was Here songstress said, it was all a matter of privacy.
“I’m not weak and I’m really private,” she said, adding that she felt at the time that the marriage and partner she chose held priority over anything else. “I’m not frail, I’m not scared, I’m not weak.”
The entire conversation is available on Hollywood Unlocked’s official site, but fans are already raging in an angry mob from the one-minute clip.
See how the internet is taking the jaw-dropping reveal below.
HU Staff: Jerosyln Johnson @jeroslyndiva Singer/songwriter turned chef Kelis has finally broken her silence on her violent marriage with legendary rapper Nas and the current status of their custody battle. ___________________________________________________ In an exclusive interview with Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee, the “Milkshake” singer got candid about what led to her divorcing the “Illmatic” rapper while she was pregnant with their son Knight. “There was a lot of mental and physical abuse”, Kelis said. ___________________________________________________ Kelis also revealed why she has chosen to stay silent on their relationship. Since becoming a chef and launching her successful brand Bounty & Full, the mother of two has been busy living her best life with her husband and two sons, Knight, 8, and Sheperd, 2. “I’m living my life. I’m cooking. I’m raising my kids and I’m very private.” the “Food” singer said. ___________________________________________________ Read more at thehollywoodunlocked.com, link in bio.
Kelis says she's kept her silence for 9 years and folks kept asking her why she won't go back to Nas. Nas who beat her mercilessly, and left bruises all over her body 💔— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM) April 26, 2018
Nasir Jones was putting his hands on Kelis... pic.twitter.com/eJOwKSF7iG— A.M. (@SuchALady16) April 26, 2018
FIRST YE AGAIN AND NOW NAS????????! pic.twitter.com/8ObkKhcR4E— dej. (@heyqueenlatifah) April 26, 2018
Sooo not only was Kelis cheated on repeatedly, but Nas was also putting hands on her?! Also, the amount of people I am seeing defend Nas and bash Kelis is atrocious! She has no reason to lie. pic.twitter.com/lmAxlLkeh9— Brittany 💕 (@Whatevabrit) April 26, 2018
WTF is going on like seriously ??? Now Kelis is saying Nas beat her I'm gonna log out of twitter and leave it behind for at least a week and Nas if this is true APOLOGIZE NOW 👀 pic.twitter.com/5q0Chik6is— Joli Monsutā (@JoliMonsuta) April 26, 2018
Nas, my 25 year long crush, BEAT Kelis. Jesus please be the elixir for these abusive hoteps. I am broken. I believe her. Fuck men who beat women. Even our heroes. Even great artists. Even our leaders. Fuck you. I hope every last one of you gets exposed for the shit stains you are https://t.co/uRdRcZySaE— Bessie’s Head (@lebomashile) April 26, 2018
Kelis saying Nas beat her, cheated on her and did all of these other things is not surprising. These rappers have no idea how to treat women. She left though. We’re glad she made it out. pic.twitter.com/K4Nudfe9Dy— 20Something & Living (@20SNL_) April 26, 2018
Kelis really spared Nas' reputation and he let her be portrayed as a ruthless, gold-digging liar out to destroy a black man. I am so angry— Bossiper Lee (@TarkaTambo) April 26, 2018
Black twitter and the hip hop heads are about to cape for Nas so hard and gonna try to drag Kelis through the mud, oh boy.....I’m already irritated. pic.twitter.com/7Daraw80EK— Jai. (@commedesjaicon) April 26, 2018
Nas beat on Kelis.......? pic.twitter.com/LFOL8HqZXH— Mr. Joe Schmoe 🎧🎵🎥🎬 (@HenJoeSchmoe) April 26, 2018
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