Nas’s album NASIR, was the fourth of five seven-track albums Kanye West produced during his “Wyoming Sessions” in 2018.
Kanye didn’t much enjoy that experience.
In a leaked video, Kanye criticizes Nas’s rapping on the project.
Leaked footage from a 2018 Ye documentary captures Kanye West complaining about Nas rapping off beat on the song ‘Cops Shot The Kid’ and saying he doesn’t feel appreciated.
The footage also captures Kanye West having a conversation about dissolving his GOOD Music record label… pic.twitter.com/HNLwloYJ5T
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“‘Cops Shot The Kid’ Nas rapping all off-beat on it. Don’t even want to shoot a video. Then shot the video don’t tell me. These motherf*ckers don’t appreciate me. All these motherf*ckers trying to use me. I’m the greatest motherf*cking artist living and I can do everything,” Ye claimed.
NASIR was neither a commercial nor a critical hit. Nas has also discussed what went wrong.
“I don’t know what went wrong. I did want to work more with Kanye,” Nas told The Breakfast Club in 2020. “We spent time and I was working on ideas. He would give me a few loops and I would write to them but they weren’t finished,” Nas continued. “He was working on a lot. He had [Kid Cudi], he had Teyana Taylor, he had his album and I was the only one coming in starting fresh. So, I had less time with him. We really did that album the week it was supposed to come out.”