Nas' Stillmatic dropped on the tail finish of 2001, and he delivered probably the most talked about file for the subsequent a number of years. "Ether" is regarded by many as the most effective hip-hop diss tune of all time. Rappers started to make use of the time period "ethered" to explain how they might annihilate enemies, additional solidifying the legendary standing of the observe. Months after the album dropped, Nas did an interview with Wendy Williams that has solely simply resurfaced. Wasit deep within the beef with Jigga, Nas lashes out at his nemesis by calling him out for associating with R. Kelly.
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Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly six-part docu-series reexamined the historical past of R. Kelly's alleged sexual misconduct, however they didn't seize this key sound clip from the Nas interview. “I do not put out no films, that’s not my fashion,” Nas acknowledged on Williams' previous radio present on New York's WBLS. It seems that Nas was referencing Jay-Z's transfer of creating visuals to take pictures at Mobb Deep and others at Summer Jam in 2001. “I might have proven the R. Kelly video that everyone’s speaking about, made enjoyable of it and proven Jay hanging out. When Jay and them was in there doing Best Of Both Worlds, you possibly can’t inform me Jay didn’t see a 14-year-old woman come within the studio and sit on R. Kelly’s lap. You gonna sit right here and inform me, that engaged on that album, he ain't by no means see no 14-year-old woman come within the neighborhood?"
“You’ve seen it go down," Nas continued. "I’ve been round R. Kelly … I’ve been on tour with him, it did not final too lengthy. But I been round him. I didn’t see no 14-year-old, however I talked to the person and I seen there’s a bit of drawback there. The brother wants assist and I pray for him. But if I sit right here and did an album about ladies with him, I am positively possibly indulging in... he needed to be indulging in some 14-year-olds. "