Nas shares his battle with COVID for the first time. During an interview with Ebony mag, he goes into detail about his experience.
Nas On the October Cover Of Ebony Magazine
Rapper/Actor/Producer Nas (real name Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones) is featured in Ebony Magazine’s October issue.
During his interview, he opened up about his battle with COVID and expressed his concerns for the state of the world right now.
Revealing his bout with COVID last year, the rapper describes his experience as “mentally and physically hard.”
Reliving those trying times, he explains –
“I caught COVID in late October…This is the first time [I’m] mentioning it. It was a tough time. It was mentally and physically hard.”
Additionally, Nas goes onto to say how he feels about the state of the world right now –
“It’s just today’s world, with chemical warfare, crazy politics, racism, food shortages, police malpractice, Black-on-Black murder. The human spirit is being tested. I think that God has a plan for all of this. But right now, we’re in a serious time…”
His 13th studio album, “King’s Disease” was highly successful. At the Grammys, the rapper beat out D Smoke, Jay Electronica, Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist, and Royce 5’9″.
Though the “Kings Disease” rapper is no doubt grateful for his first Grammy win for his “Kings Disease” project, he is loving a different vibe he’s getting from fans.
Sharing with readers of Ebony mag, he says –
“I got people that stop me in the street to ask me about investment tips more than music…It’s really crazy, man. I met another Black man named Nasir; he’s doing his thing. He told me how I’m inspirational to him in that world of investors and fundraising. That’s what I get a lot now. That’s really rewarding. It used to be only, ‘I’m inspired by you to rap,’ which I still hear and I still love it. But it’s about letting people know, ‘This is what I’m doing. You do it, too.’”