Nas recently sat down with Vibe.com to talk about fatherhood. The rapper reveals in the candid interview that he doesn’t get to see his son as much as he would like-to no fault of his own- and that he loves being a dad.
On how it feels to have a son: It’s amazing. It just made everything feel like it was right on time, you know? To have a daughter is amazing too, but when you’re a man, to have a son is different. My daughter is my princess and now I have a prince, so it’s a beautiful thing to have a son and a daughter. Now I have a little man. It’s the coolest [stuff] ever.
He’s like nine months. He’s crawling, pulling himself to stand up. He said the word ‘stick’ about a month ago. He’s been talking for about two months, saying little words here and there.
On Knight’s first word: I don’t know, it sounded like he was trying to say ‘hello.’ He was picking up on things very young, like two to three months if not sooner. It just throws you that we’re born knowing what’s up.
On how often is able to see Knight Jones: My son was born with ice grills, so when his mom feels in the mood she sends pictures. If not, its hell. It’s hell trying to figure that out, trying to get him—I’ll just leave it at that. It’s hell. A man shouldn’t go through that [Stuff], but it’s another story I’ma tell at a different time.
Overall he’s super good, and when I do get him there’s nothing better in the whole world. When I get both my kids together its beautiful.
On his daughter Destiny Jones: She’s going on 16 and she’s been waiting for it for years. She’s been great by herself, but she’s been ready for years. She’s good.