Pretty much everyone has decided that they're done with Nas at some point in between when I was in the ninth grade and the present, but not necessarily because of anything he's done outside of the booth.
This summer's Nasir may have been the last straw for all but the most dedicated of stans.
Whereas Lil Wayne seems to have broken Twitter with the triumphant Tha Carter V (my cue to go back to bed), no one seemed to give a shit about Nasir even as it was happening.
Part of it may have been that the livestream—from underneath a bridge in Queens somewhere—supposedly didn't work, and I don't think they put it up on streaming right away. Will people still give a shit about Carter V, say, a week from now?
Are people not aware that there's a new Logic album out?
J. Cole is actually more concerned with allegations Kelis made against Nas in some obscure YouTube video. "I don’t fuck with people abusing women," he said, in an article in Billboard, "and I don’t fuck with people not taking care of their kids."
Fortunately, Nas is drunk all the time, and he might not even have the Internets on his phone. Because I'm not sure how I'd feel about people commenting on my business like that—my personal business, as Brian Johnson might put it.
The part about child support is obviously not true, or otherwise he'd be in jail. And I'd argue that even the abuse allegations are debatable. Not that I condone beating up women, but Kelis herself said that she used to hit him. Maybe Nas was defending himself!
If there's one thing I think most reasonable people can agree on, it's that there's no excuse for at least half of Nas' catalog.