nas*In the latest issue of Complex magazine, Nas says while life has it’s great moments, life still has its challenges and also was very open about the issue of he and Kelis had as a couple.

He said things changed drastically after they wed, saying it all went a different direction when money issues began to surface.

“Yeah, but it was a problem I was attracted to,” Nas states. “It was rock and roll. I saw Kelis as Courtney Love — but I also saw her as a mahogany queen. I saw us as a beautiful thing. I saw us as inspiration. People weren’t seeing hip-hop artists get married. A lot of people came at me crazy. But I think overall, we were inspiring people to love.”

As far as the drama and the money, he admitted it wasn’t all because of her.

“I let a person take her from me — and I don’t mean my ex-wife, I mean some bad business from, like, six years ago that’s affecting me now,” he said. “And I take responsibility for it, because it’s my problem. But I still see that as something I have to fix, because if you don’t fix money, it’ll fix you’re a**.”

Now that the dust has settled, Nas has visitation rights with his son, whom he sees more often.

The rapper said his next album, due July 17, will be a reflection of the latest events of his life’s journey.