Howdy, folks! Today’s post subject: divorce might come as a surprise to most of you. I know you’re probably thinking, “Isn’t this site supposed to celebrate weddings, marriage and the blissfulness of being a bride as a Black woman?” Sure it is but the reality of life is that sometimes marriages don’t last. They just don’t. But danggit, I still don’t think we should give up on the institution. (Just call me Pollyanna.) And it seems like the recently divorced Nas agrees with me. Check out what the iconic rapper had to say about marriage in a recent interview:
“I wish the best for everybody. I ain’t tripping, life is life. I love life. You live and learn. You just keep growing. Yeah. It’s tough bruh, but yo, I dive in. I goes in. I still think marriage is a beautiful thing, it’s a beautiful thing, you just gotta be strong to weather the ups and downs. I think it’s a good thing to marry — I had great hopes.”
I was equally impressed with his ex-wife Kelis who had this to say about her former hubby and their one-year old son, Knight:
“I was married. It didn’t work out. The most amazing thing came out of it. I am good with that. … He (Knight) will never read anywhere that I said anything negative about his father. It doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not. Because at the end of the day he needs to know he did come from love.”
Any of my friends reading this are now chuckling because I am a huge Nas fan. HUGE. Lyrically I think his talents are beyond. But that aside, these quotes, which I originally read over at The YBF made me smile with pride. We rarely get to see this type of amicable divorce dealings in the public eye. There have been speculations that Nas cheated on Kelis while she was pregnant and he has court orders to pay her an insane amount of child support and alimony. They could definitely throw each other under the bus but at least — for now — they choose not to do so. And my Pollyanna tail thinks that is wonderful. It is the harder road to take I’m sure but love, marriage and yes, sometimes even divorce ain’t easy. This is strictly for grown folks.
Congrats to the ex-couple for keeping it grown and sexy through what could be a very messy situation!
What do you think about Nas and Kelis’s comments? Do you feel divorce makes those involved bitter and anti-marriage? Why/why not? Sound off below, I wanna know your thoughts.