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Rihanna Inspired Kelis To Leave Abusive Marriage to Nas

—blogged by @lovelikejhoney

Nine years after filing for divorce, early 2000’s singer, #Kelis, breaks her silence regarding her five-year marriage with Queens rapper, #Nas. In an interview with Hollywood Unlocked, Kelis claimed Nas was abusive.

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“It was really dark. There was a lot of drinking. There was a lot of mental and physical abuse,” she said. “I probably would have stayed longer had I not been pregnant because I really did love him and because we were married. We weren’t dating, we were married. Like, this was my person.”

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Reflecting on her relationship with the Grammy-nominated rapper, Kelis remembered both the good and bad, and admitted they would often argue or fight and wake up the next morning “like it never happened.”

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“The amount of airing out that I could do, and I’ve chosen not to … Our kids will find out. They’re finding out now. I’ve never painted myself as a saint. Did he hit me? Mhm. Did I hit him back? Mhm.”

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It wasn’t until #ChrisBrown assaulted #Rihanna in February 2009 that the “Milkshake” singer realized that could’ve been her.

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“I remember so clearly when the [Rihanna] pictures came out … ‘cause I [also] had bruises all over my body at that time,” she recalled as she fought back tears. “I wasn’t ready to walk [away]. I just wasn’t. I’m not weak but I’m really private. I don’t like people knowing my business. I felt like, ‘This is my partner. I chose this. We’re gonna do this, we’re gonna make it work.’”

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Kelis filed for divorce in April 2009 while she was seven months pregnant with her and Nas’ child.

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Since then, she has remarried to real estate agent Mike Mora with whom she shares a son.

“I moved on,” Kelis assured. “I’m married. I have another baby. My life is good.”

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