September 16, 2021

Nas Opens Up About Catching COVID-19, Says It Mentally Broke Him

Nas Opens Up About Catching COVID-19, Says It Mentally Broke Him

Nas is opening up about his health.

In a cover story for Ebony, 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,

“It was mentally and physically hard. It’s just today’s world, with chemical warfare, crazy politics, racism, food shortages, police malpractice, Black-on-Black murder. The human spirit is being tested. I think that God has a plan 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. Hip hop has created more Black millionaires than any other industry in America. Being able to invest in startups 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 the opportunities that have been kept from Black and brown people, poor people. That day is over.”