In a recent, exclusive interview with Hollywood Unlocked, R&B singer turned chef, Kelis revealed major details that she suffered domestic abuse at the hands of her former husband and New York rap icon, Nas.
Kelis parallels her situation with Nas to the domestic abuse case of 2009 between Chris Brown and Rihanna.
“Something reminded me of Rihanna,” she said 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.”
“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 news quickly stirred up the internet as one was only paying attention to Kanye West’s antics up to this point.
To watch the clip 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.