“Quarantine has probably been the best thing that could have happened to me to where I am in my career right now. It’s given me so much time to think through while creating music,” he said, explaining, “I don’t really have to hear so many outside voices while I’m creating, because I’m in the comfort of my home.”

In the past, he’s gotten candid about the challenges he faced growing up because of his sexual orientation.

“You know, I would just, like, you know, pray, pray, and pray… that it was, like, a phase,” he told CBS in 2019.

When host Gayle King asked if he thinks his coming out will help others that are struggling, Nas said, “I think it’s gonna always help, you know… We still have a long way to go.”

He took home two Grammy Awards in 2020 for “Old Town Road (Remix)” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

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