One of hip hop’s most talked about married couples have split. VIBE has confirmed that Nas and Kelis are headed for a divorce. “I can confirm that she has filed for divorce,” a spokesperson for Kelis told VIBE. “We request the media to respect her privacy during this very difficult time.” At around 3:45pm PST, high-powered attorney Laura Wasser (who has also represented Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, and Stevie Wonder) filed a divorce petition today on behalf of Kelis, citing irreconciable differences. The bombshell comes amid recent reports that the acclaimed rhymer and influential R&B vixen were expecting their first child together—a son. Kelis is currently seven months pregnant.
It was only last February when Nas spoke excitedly to MTV about the prospect of having a baby with Kelis. “Yeah, man, I find out what it’s gonna be next week, so I’m happy,” said the multiplatinum rapper, who also has a 15-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
I can’t believe that this is true! Especially since Kelis is 7 months pregnant! What happened to working it out for the babies?!
It’s sad to see one of Hip Hop’s lovely couple break their union, but I will say, if there are problems in a relationship that can not be resolved, it is definitely in the child’s best interest that the parents separate. As long as both parents are still able to have a loving relationship with that child, there is no need to stay in a volatile relationship!