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Nas releases statement denying Kelis’ allegations of abuse

The rapper's statement was released over 7 Instagram posts this past weekend.

September 10, 2018

Back in April, Kelis opened up about the alleged longtime mental and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband, Nas. Nas has remained silent on the whole issue over the past couple of months, releasing the Kanye-produced NASIR but no statement on the allegations – that is, until this weekend, when the rapper dropped a seven-part denial over Instagram.

The rapper’s social media screed opened up with plenty of shots fired toward his ex-wife’s allegedly “fictitious” story, writing “Nothing surprises me anymore, including this. This is what your life has come to sis?” before further condemning her statements as the Kelis merely “Exploiting some people’s Real struggle and pain . . . just to get at me . . . to get attention ? Fame? Another fight against men?”

Nas’ statements revolved mostly around the custody of his and Kelis’ 9-year-old son, Knight. In his accusation, Nas claims that Kelis’ allegations are part of efforts on her behalf to retain custody.  “A son needs his father,” Nas posted, “So many absentee fathers out here and here I am being attacked by your accusations simply because I got us in court to help fix . . . the custody matter?”

Kelis has yet to respond to the disparaging comments by her ex-husband. The first part of Nas’ denial can be read below:

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PART 1. The Price i Pay To See My Son. And apologies in advance for the typos as I am speaking from the heart as a man who has had enough. Today i got a call from essence about my ex wife doing another sad fictitious story. Nothing surprises me anymore, including this. This is what your life has come to sis? Exploiting some people’s Real struggle and pain…just to get at me….to get attention ? Fame? Another fight against men? We are a human family and we should be better examples for our son. Why is there even a issue for me to have time with my son. A son needs his father. So many absentee fathers out here and here i am being attacked by your accusations simply because i got us in court to help fix this the custody matter? Why did i have to take you to court to see our son? Why when i win the joint custody ( which is a win for both of us and our son, it helps us with both our schedules) why do you feel thats an attack on you? Is it control ? Why do you need to have control over my life? because we’re not together? Then why? Is this being rewarded and praised by people who are being taken advantage of by you and your lies? To all separated couples out there who are cordial and co parent nicely GOOD FOR YOU. I wish that was me. I’m the most chill cool parent there is. Who has time to argue ? About what? It’s about our little guy. You haven’t had to deal with what I’ve been dealing with. Trust me. I’m a mild mannered god fearing very fair human being who tries his hardest to please everyone. It’s my nature. I’ve seen this too many times before And there was times i thought Kelis my ex wife was not this type. This is the type of antics that deceive people and people mistakenly call it strong. Seems I always had more belief in you than you do for yourself. I instilled strength in my daughter who you were already so jealous of and treated poorly. Being jealous & verbally abusive to a Little girl.

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