Kelis and Nas Calling It Quits

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After a spending 4 married years together, Kelis, who is 7-months pregnant, has filed for a divorce from her husband, famed hip-hop star Nasir Jones (aka Nas). The couple met back in 2002 at an MTV Music Video Awards afterparty, where Nas declared to Kelis that she was going to be his wife. She agreed, and the pair made it official in 2005.

According to, a lawyer for the boricua "Milkshake" singer filed divorce papers Thursday afternoon citing verbal abuse and infidelity as causes for the split. "I can confirm that she filed for divorce," representatives for Kelis said in a statement, "We request the media to respect her privacy during this very difficult time."

Although rumors had been circulating for months about an imminent split between the songstress and the rapper, they were squashed by Nas's jubilation over Kelis's pregnancy. Back in February he told MTV, "Yeah, man, I find out what it's gonna be next week, I'm so happy!" Guess the good will turned sour quickly.

Kelis is due to give birth to the couple's first child together, a son, in 2 months. Nas has a 15-year old daughter, Destiny, from a previous relationship.

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