Nas is busy promoting his new album, ‘Life is Good,’ which hit store this past Tuesday. He stopped by and chatted it up with Janelle Snowdon of VH1 about his about his new album, why he decided to open up about his personal life and using Kelis’ wedding dress on the album cover.
Check out the excerpts below:
On why he wrote “Bye Baby” and used Kelis’ wedding dress on his album cover:
I just wanted to do things that really have meaning, that have impact. And it just so happens, my life had been so public in the last couple of years that I felt that if everyone else wanted to tell my story and it wasn’t an accurate story, ‘Why not me tell the real story?’ And I wanted the album to show reality, love, pain, heartbreak, happiness, joy. All of the emotions of life. And there’s nothing more emotional that I could think of that’s been so recent in my life other than my divorce. In my VH1 thing (Behind the Music)…I told that story about the dress. And it just felt like the right thing to do for closure, for me.
On whether or not using Kelis’ dress on the album cover gave him closure:
I don’t know man. Certain things don’t go away so easily. The album cover made it fresh again to me in my mind, a little bit. I had to rethink things and stuff but its all good.
On the biggest lesson he learned from his divorce and what he’d do differently next time:
The biggest lesson I learned is respect…trust…no infidelity. I at some point got pissed off during the relationship and strayed. And I wouldn’t do that again. I would be all good.
On whether or not he told Kelis that he’d do things differently:
Yea. I told her. I told her that. I apologized. She apologized and we just move on. We live and we move on.
Seems like Nas is like most men thinking the grass is greener. I don’t know why when things get tough they think the best solution is going to the arms of another woman. At least he and Kelis have a good relationship in spite of the divorce and he’s admitting and realizing his mistakes. I guess now he’s finally got some closer. More men need to step up like he did and most of all learn from their mistakes.