Daddy knows best
New York rapper Nas wants to see his son, and he wants to see him now. The emcee has come forward, claiming that his ex-wife — recording artist Kelis — won’t allow him fair visitation with his eight-year-old son, Knight Jones. According to paperwork obtained by TheBlast, the “If I Ruled the World” rapper said that he has “tried to work cooperatively with Kelis over the years.” However, she insists on picking and choosing when he’s allowed to spend time with the son. Nas continued his statements saying that he spends time with the eight-year-old “when [Kelis] deems it convenient for [her].”
The NY native has always expressed the importance of being a good dad to his children. Keeping consistent with that message, he has proposed what he deems to be a fair schedule, allowing both parents to spend time with Knight.
According to the rapper’s proposition, both parents would get to spend Mother’s and Father’s Day respectively every year. He also proposes that he has custody of Knight on the 1st, 3rd, and the 5th weekends of every month. As for everything else:
Kelis gets Halloween in even years, Nas gets odd.
Kelis July 4 in even years, Nas gets odd.
Kelis gets Summer Break in odd years, Nas gets even.
Kelis gets Thanksgiving in odd years, Nas gets even.
Kelis gets the child’s birthday in odd years, Nas gets even
In the Beginning
When Nas and “Bossy” artist Kelis first met, the two NYC natives seemed to follow the typical timeline of falling in love. After meeting at the MTV Video Music Awards party in 2002, they began dating, then got engaged in 2005. On Nas’ seventh album, Steet’s Disciple, he rapped candidly about his upcoming marriage to his fellow recording artist. Somewhere along the way though, things went left.
Their most recent dispute over Knight is hardly the first time the couple has disagreed when their son was involved. After Knight was born, Nas announced his birth at a performance in Queens. He did so — despite Kelis telling him not to — after what was reportedly a heated argument between the couple about their son. He then announced the birth again online.
Their inability to agree on simple things may be the reason for the couple’s short lived marriage. After publicly dating for two years, the duo married in 2005. Four years later, they split. Reports that Kelis filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences came only three months before the birth of Nas’ first son.
News about the couple’s custody battle sparked rumors that Kelis is being sour with her ex-husband because of his relationship with NY native Nicki Minaj. During the summer of this year (2017), the hip-hop community buzzed about Nicki and Nas possibly being an item. After the “Super Bass” artist posted a picture of the two looking super cozy, everyone assumed they were an item. When neither one of them flat out denied the rumors, the dating assumptions only got worse.
Durning an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, The Pinkprint artist blushed and smiled bright at the mention of Nas’ name. “He’s so dope,” she told Ellen. “He’s a king. He’s such a king.”
Though she never revealed that they were in anything official, Nicki said he’s a rap legend alongside being “cute.” She did say that the two had “sleepovers” at his house though. So, there’s that.
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