The marriage between New York rapper Nas and R&B singer Kelis is officially over. Kelis is seven months pregnant with the couple’s first child. And still one of hip-hop’s premiere couples is splitting.
The divorce papers were filed on April 30 by Kelis’ attorney (who has also represented Britney Spears) on behalf of ‘irreconcilable differences’. The split concludes the romantic saga between Nas and Kelis that began when the pair first met in 2002 at an MTV Music Awards after party thrown by Diddy. The couple dated for 2 years and got married in January 2005.
Soon after, Nas and Kelis’ personal union segued into their professional lives, as Nas appeared on Kelis’ “In Public”, a single from her 2003 album Tasty. Kelis made a cameo of her own with her featured role on Nas’ “Hip Hop Is Dead” album on the song “Not Going Back”.