Nas has revealed in a new interview that he “got too high” to complete his planned collaboration with late hip-hop icon Notorious B.I.G.
Speaking to The Breakfast Club, the “Everything” rapper explained why a collaboration between himself and the “Juicy” hitmaker never materialised.
“I got too high,” Nas admitted in the video interview. “I was in the studio and Big was rolling up some of that chocolate from Brooklyn and he didn’t warn me.”
“It was just—I was zonked out, yo. There’s pictures of that session out there. Yeah, we was supposed to do a couple of songs. I was gonna remix some stuff for Ready to Die.”
He added, “One of them I did was ‘Gimme The Loot'”.
Asked why he didn’t just return the next day, the King’s Disease rapper admitted he was “still high.”
“Man, that smoke. We were smokers and still are, still am,” Nas said.
“Things happened, I lived far out in Manhattan and at the time, coming to the city was like a mission. It was hard to get me to move, man.”
The interview also saw Nas address the fact that his release dates always seem to coincide with fellow hip-hop heavyweight’s Jay-Z’s, saying: “Yo, bro that’s a hell of coincidence; that’s some confidence for you!”
“I think things just happen; just synergy, you know? Jay would know better than me.”
The admission comes following Nas speaking out to explain that his “Ultra Black” lyrics weren’t a diss towards fellow hip hop artist Doja Cat.
On the track he raps: “We goin’ ultra-black, unapologetically black, the opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black.”
Speaking with Power 106 in Los Angeles, Nas revealed that line wasn’t a diss, but rather a play on words.
“I just was really saying a rhyme that rhymed with ‘Ultra Black’,” Nas said. “I rhymed that word with ‘ultra black,’ I didn’t even think of it. It’s all love, it’s all love, you know what I’m sayin’? It was like ‘Michael Blackson black.’”
Nas’ latest album King’s Disease is available now via Mass Appeal.