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Kelis Says “Everything Is Fine” With Nas
Kelis’s new album, Flesh Tone, will be released this Tuesday. She sat down with US Magazine to talk about the album, her relationship with Nas post-divorce, and their son, Knight, turning a year old later this month.
Here are some excerpts:
UsMagazine.com: This is your fifth album, but your first in four years. Why the wait?
Kelis: Honestly up until this point I never felt the need to put a record out every six months. I like to live my life in-between and I like to write my records for them to be something. Its hard for me to stay on the scene all the time — it’s exhausting!
Us: The song “Brave” tackles your divorce from Nas. Was that song therapeutic for you to write?
Kelis: After [the split], everyone was like ‘You are going through a rough time, you should write something personal.’ I wear my feelings on my sleeve. The hardest decisions are the best ones and for me that was really the case. I am definitely better today than I was a year ago. And I’ll be better next year.
Us: So you get along with Nas now?
Kelis: Yeah everything’s fine. We are divorced, but there is no point to fighting — there is nothing to fight about. I am super happy; my life is awesome. We are friends, we get along now and it’s all good.
Us: Your son, Knight, is celebrating his first birthday on July 22. What are some of his recent milestones?
Kelis: He is hilarious! He claps, he snaps and he waves. He is a shrunken little person and has a lot of personality.
Us: Do you think he’ll follow in your footsteps and be a musician too?
Kelis: I don’t know. Whatever he does, I will be supportive and be a good mother. He does really have his own taste. He definitely jams!
Us: Speaking of jamming, do you ever get tired of your megasmash “Milkshake”?
Kelis: I’m proud of it! Without tooting my own horn, that record changed music. After it came out, so many things came out in that genre or had that sound. I claim it thoroughly. A ton of female performers came out with records and that was their foundation. It’s a great thing. Now I have new music and I’m known for that, but it comes with the territory.
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