Rapper Nas and ex-wife Kelis say they are not getting back together, but they are trying to forge a working friendship for the sake of their 3-year-old son, Knight.
It’s a noble sentiment that seems to be rare among celebrities—to put the needs of their children first.
When Nas and Kelis split up and Kelis filed for divorce in April 2009, it wasn’t exactly pretty. Kelis was pregnant and broke at the time and claimed that Nas refused to give her any money, even for medical expenses. After Knight was born, they fought over custody.
Now, they are trying to put all the acrimony behind them for the sake of the little guy, according to TMZ. As a matter of fact, they even had dinner together last night in Los Angeles. But they are NOT, repeat, NOT, getting back together, they say.
Career-wise, Nas has been busy. Last week the Queens-born rapper performed at the BMI Urban Awards, where Mariah Carey was honored. Nas took the stage to perform hits like “Daughters” and “It Ain’t Hard to Tell.” Nas also honored the recently deceased Chris Lighty during his set.
In July, he released his latest album “Life Is Good,” pulling in big name stars like Jay-Z (his former sworn enemy) and Beyonce for his release party at Bagatelle restaurant in New York City.
According to PEOPLE, Jay and Bey spent about 30 minutes in VIP with Nas. One partygoer told PEOPLE, “They made their way through the packed restaurant to the VIP section. The guys chatted away and enjoyed laughs, while Beyonce danced to [the honoree’s] forthcoming album.”
Nas also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, where he performed the song “Daughters” from his album “Life Is Good.“
It was a virtuoso performance from one of rap’s greats. As we have written before, on “Daughters” Nas delves into the pain he had to endure when his teenage daughter put up on Instagram a picture she took of a box of condoms on her dresser, saying, “At this point I realized I’m not the strictest parent, I’m too loose, too cool with her.”