I dismissed blog claims that Nas and Kelis were introuble. You know how it goes in the blog reporting world. If Celebrity SpouseA is seen in public without Celebrity Spouse B, or worse, with a member of theopposite sex, they are having problems.
But it has been confirmed.
My favorite hip-hop couple, critically-acclaimed and Grammynominated artists Nas and Kelis are in the process of parting ways.
Thursday Kelis officially filed for a divorce from herhusband of five years and nine months. "I can confirm that she has filed fordivorce," a spokesperson for Kelis told VIBE. "We request the media to respecther privacy during this very difficult time."
According to the petition for dissolution of marriagedocument, obtained by Vibe.com, Nas and Kelis wed on July 28, 2003.
Kelis, who is seven months pregnant, is rumored to beunhappy with Nas' "verbally abusive and cheating ways" reports RapRadar.com.
Ironically, Nas didn't express any indication that themarriage was experiencing problems last month when he spoke to MTV News, reports Access Hollywood. Hesaid that his pregnant wife was doing "great" and discussed their approach todetermine the child's name.
"I've been thinking about kinda putting something online:'Choose his name,'" Nas told MTV with a smile. "You get a couple stacks forthat. We take care of you for that. You win something real. But we're thinkingnow."
The union seemed genuine. When the couple first met at anMTV Video Awards after party, Nas told Kelis that he had been admiring her fromafar and had wanted to make her his wife.
Nas' gold-certified album Untitled was nominated for a 2009 Grammy award for best rap album.
I hope it does not get messy, especially since there is achild involved. Nas also has a 15-year-old daughter from a previousrelationship.