When MTV News caught up with him recently, Nas revealed that he was very reluctant to be featured on the show. “It was tough. I didn’t want to do ‘Behind the Music,’ ” Nas admits. “I didn’t. But at some point, if you don’t tell your story, somebody else will. So I gave them a little peek inside. It can’t hurt, just a little peek inside.”
Whatever tales are left untold in his “Behind the Music” episode, fans will find in his upcoming autobiography, which is being penned with help from writer Touré. “The crazy thing is, I just did a book deal to write about my life,” Nas said. “At first I thought, ‘This is cool,’ but then I was going back and forth on it and finally said, ‘Let me just do it, man, it’s just life.’ ”
“I’ve been talking to Touré, and he’s been putting the book together,” he added. “I thought it would take me two years [to finish], but just with the stuff I gave him, it’s enough. It’s so much already. I can’t give you everything.”
Nas‘ “Behind the Music” debuted Wednesday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET on VH1. In case you missed it, the full episode is accessible below.
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