Kelis, 38, has revealed that there was "a lot of mental and physical abuse” involved in her five year marriage to ex-husband Nas, 44, and that the pair even allegedly hit each other.


Kelis told Hollywood Unlocked, “We had really intense highs and really intense lows. It was never normal. An intense high would be when money was rolling in. But I was 22 when I met him. We were drinking a lot, getting high a lot. So when that comes down, it was bad. An intense low….we had a lot. It was really dark. A lot of drinking. A lot of mental and physical abuse and it got to the point where if I wasn’t pregnant, I might have stayed with him. I was pregnant and it was a mess and I felt like I wasn’t going to bring a child into this.”


Their son, Knight Jones, was born in July 2009, two months after Kelis filed for divorce and have reportedly settled on sharing joint custody in March.