Nas and Kelis are splitting.
Kelis, who is seven months pregnant with their first child together, cited “irreconcilable differences” in the filed divorce papers.
The two met at the 2002 MTV VMAs and were married in 2003.
Actually, I’m pretty sure Nas and Kelis married around 2005, not ’03 – not that I’d dare to question the brain trust at Rolling Stone. And in case there were any lingering doubts, I saw this weekend that Vibe has posted a copy of their divorce papers, TMZ style. Classy.
Anyway, this news depressed me. As a reformed playa turned married man, I hate to hear about divorce. Word is Kelis accused Nas of creepin’ around and abusive language, which is how ALL these celebrity marriages end. That’s a shame, especially since Kelis is about to give birth in a couple of months. And I bet Nas is feeling pretty stupid about getting that big ol’ Kelis tattoo.
I guess all eyes are now on Hov and Bey.
Are there any marriages in the music industry that have stood the test of time? The only one I can think of is R&B songbirds Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore. They’ve been together nearly 10 years now. Wonder what their secret is?
Other than refraining from creepin’ and beatin’ each other, that is.