NAS x KELIS

NAS has released a trailer for his upcoming music video for “Bye Baby” the latest single off his chart-topping album Life is Good. 

NAS on why he wrote “Bye Baby” and used Kelis’ wedding dress on his album cover:

I just wanted to do things that really have meaning, that have impact. And it just so happens, my life had been so public in the last couple of years that I felt that if everyone else wanted to tell my story and it wasn’t an accurate story, ‘Why not me tell the real story?’ And I wanted the album to show reality, love, pain, heartbreak, happiness, joy. All of the emotions of life. And there’s nothing more emotional that I could think of that’s been so recent in my life other than my divorce. In my VH1 thing (Behind the Music)…I told that story about the dress. And it just felt like the right thing to do for closure, for me.

Kelis on NAS using her wedding dress:

Well, my feelings about it are not really relevant; at the end of the day, NAS is an artist, and for whatever it’s worth, he’s one of the greatest – especially for what it is that he does. So for me I feel like, for someone in Hip Hop to really kind of be genuine and honest, whatever the honesty is about, I think it’s awesome. So my feelings about it aren’t really necessarily valid, it’s just the fact that as an artist I can respect the fact that he wears his feelings on his sleeve, I like that.

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