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Nas Blasts Kelis in Open Letter and Denies Abuse Allegations: ‘I Do Not Beat Women’

In April Kelis sat down for a lengthy interview and accused Nas of domestic violence, as well as other ill behaviors.

It’s taken him a while, but on Friday (Sept. 7) the New York rapper responded on Instagram and said Kelis lied because she’s upset at the custody dispute over their son Knight.

Nas Denies Kelis' Abuse Allegations


“Today I got a call from Essence about my ex-wife doing another sad fictitious story,” he began. “This is what your life has come to, sis? Exploiting some people’s real struggle and pain just to get at me? To get attention? Fame? Another fight against men? We are a human family, and we should be better examples for our son.”

“Why is there even an issue for me to have time with my son?” continued Nas. “A son needs his father. So many absentee fathers out here, and here I am being attacked by your accusations simply because I got us in court to help fix this custody matter?”

Later in his post, Nas accused Kelis of being verbally abusive to his daughter Destiny when they were together. He also said the singer physically attacked him when he came to pick up his son, despite the fact that he was given a court order for joint custody.

And because of that alleged incident, Nas said his lawyers advised him to bring the order with him for future picks ups, as well as the police.

“After 10 years of keeping my silence during a decade of dealing with very hostile behavior and verbal abuse and even your stepfather holding you back from one of your physical violent attacks on me right outside your house this year, while trying to pick up our son while he watched from the window, [I’m speaking out],” he wrote. “It was my weekend and you denied me that because your parents were in town. I just went home.”

“This has been my life for my son’s entire life. Even our son wonders why you treat me the way you do? You made up stories about me and claimed I did things that you did,” added Nas.

Elsewhere in his post, the rapper wrote about the days he was married to Kelis and said she was always jealous, not only of other women but of his friends, family and work associates. Nas also said no one close to him cared for the “Milk Shake” creator and because of her, he stopped talking to his brother Jungle and longtime business associate Steve Stoute.

Plus, Nas accused Kelis of bad mouthing him to his son and coming up with the abuse claims out of pure vindictiveness.

“You tell him God doesn’t love his dad because his dad doesn’t go to church,” he wrote. “I finally got our custody together to work with both our schedule through court. While leaving court you tell me your gonna get me back for fighting to see my son, and three weeks later you’re on camera doing an interview about ‘your truth.’ Interesting timing.”

“The judge already ordered you to pay my legal fees because he was tired of you wasting everyone’s time in court,” continued Nas. “No lawyer wants to represent you after what you put them through. That’s why you texted me today asking me for more child support money, and you want to keep it out of court. You will not stop me from fighting for my son.”

In his last post, Nas accused his ex of mistreating his family, and he once again denied the abuse claims.

“I do not beat women,” he wrote. “I did not beat up my ex-wife. Stop. You got beat up in court. How much money do you want? Do you want me to relinquish my rights to see my son? Is that what you want? Just tell me. After all the tweets and posts you made through the years, disrespecting me and my family, I still have love for you as the mother of my child, but I am done with this.”

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