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Nas ‘Scared’ Of Making New Record

EXCLUSIVE: The rapper tells us his personal life is affecting his music…

Nas has exclusively told MTV News he is scared of making a new solo album because his private life is in the limelight. 

Earlier this year he had a very public split from wife Kelis fuelling gossip on blogs and in newspapers.
 
Kelis gave birth to his Nas’s son Knight in July with reports claiming he wasn’t allowed in the hospital.
 
Speaking at the Orange Rock Corps event in London Nas revealed: “This is a record that right now I’m scared of making y’know cos, I don’t know what’s gonna happen as far as I don’t know what I’m gonna say.
 
“I feel like I’ve put so much of my personal life out there. I feel like I’m one of the guys you don’t really hear about him on paparazzi/fan magazines all the time.
 
“But (now) I just feel like my life is so much out there that it’s kinda like, man, I don’t even know how to put it in words how I feel about putting this record together. I’m a little nervous to tell you the truth, that’s all I can say.”
 
Asked directly if he was nervous about his personal life being publicised the rapper said:

“Yeah a little bit of that and a little bit of I wanna do so well, I don’t wanna let people down and I definitely want to put out something that is true to me.

 
“Maybe people think I’m tripping out, but it’s not the case, I really have to be in the right head space so hopefully I’ll get it done and it’ll come out soon.”
 
The last Nas album was his Untitled disc- originally called N****r- which was released in 2008.
 
He also has a joint record with Damian Marley- called Distant Relatives- due out later in 2009.
 
By Tom Thorogood