In an interview with BET Nas told about the time that their relationship was ending, “There was a point where we were trying to hold onto a relationship that was finished. She was pregnant and in the studio while we were recording Distant Relatives, and he would move when the music would come on.
“That was a great feeling for me, just to have that feeling of family. It ended around the time the record was being done.” That’s a bit bittersweet, wouldn’t ya say?
What followed for Kelis and Nas was a very public divorce. Nas shared his perspective on that time, “There were times when it didn’t bother me, and there were times when it bothered me a lot.”
“There were times when I was thinking, ‘Damn. I had this s–t all planned out, and now I’ve failed.’ That was hard on me, because I don’t like to fail at anything. Accepting that I failed at this relationship — and it was public — messed me up.”