Nas is opening up about his health.
In a cover story for
, Nas revealed that he caught COVID-19 in late October. At the time, he kept his diagnosis on the low and is talking about it for the first time.
Nas explained to the publication how the virus took a toll on his mental health. He said it was a “tough time.” He also said,
and physically hard. It’s just today’s world, with chemical warfare, crazy politics, racism, food shortages,
Black-on-Black murder. The human spirit is being tested. I think that God has a
for all of this. But right now, we’re in a serious time.”
The King’s Disease rapper also spoke on Black wealth. Nas said,
“Black wealth was always important.
more Black millionaires than any other industry in America. Being able to
and invest in people’s futures, believing in them, welcoming them into what we have to offer, for them to trust us, for us to trust them, that friendship — that’s what America is all about. In this country, I see the adversity, but I also see the opportunity. I see the obstacles; I also see
that have been kept from Black and brown people, poor people. That day is over.”