Low-key rap icon Nas sat down with MTV RapFix Live host Sway recently where he talked about his start in the rap game, his thoughts on Trayvon Martin and how people found out about his financial status. Get the deets inside…..
Nas chatted with Sway recently about the early days of rap and revealed a bit of rap trivia associated with his song "Hate Me Now." Nas said the track was the first song Funkmaster Flex ever dropped bombs on (and now that’s become an industry staple for DJs).
And though he was respectful as possible (but you could hear the bitterness) he talked about how his divorce from Kelis (and his first baby’s mom) affected his finances. He said,
"I wound up paying more money to baby mommas than what some of my rap brothers and sisters make." He also added that he regrets how the divorce let people know a lot about his finances.
And on the Trayvon Martin case, Nas said it makes him think about his son’s future. "It’s a rage that goes through you that makes you want to react in all kinds of ways…But violence is not the answer. But what do people do when there is no justice?" But on a lighter note, he added that Trayvon will now have a legacy.
Watch Nas talk about the early days of rap here:
Nas talks about his financial woes here:
Nas discusses Trayvon Martin here: