Nas is one of the few people whom you’d imagine to be almost untouchable. However, like many unfortunate people, Nas also contracted COVID-19, and his experience with the virus was not pleasant.

The Illmatic rapper revealed to Ebony in an interview that his struggle against the virus started in October, 2020. He said that he didn’t expect the virus to take a greater toll than expected.

I caught COVID in late October. This is the first time [I’m] mentioning it. It was a tough time. It was mentally and physically hard.

Nas went on to say that COVID only accelerated the worsening of the world. He expressed that it was the pandemic era which exposed political conflicts, police brutality, resource and food shortages, etc.

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 rapper recently released his much awaited studio album last year, titled King’s Disease. He also made unbelievable returns from his 2013 investments, and also won a Grammy recently after 25 years of making music.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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