Nas Talks Fatherhood, Use of the N-Word on CNN

With Father’s Day around the corner, Nas stopped by CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien” to discuss what it’s like to raise his 3-year-old son Knight and 17-year-old daughter Destiny, who inspired his latest single “Daughters.”

“This song was a way for me to teach her and embarrass her at the same time,” said the Queens MC, whose album Life Is Good drops July 17.

He was also questioned about his use of the N-word. “As I get older, the need for me to use it in my music is not so much as it used to be,” stated Nas, who also defended its use in his lyrics. “Young street corner language winds up on the radio and it speaks to a lot of young people.”