In August, Nas made an impromptu return with his King’s Disease album. While the effort spanned across 13 total tracks, one line on the project’s standout “Ultra Black” caught the attention of most: “We going’ Ultra Black/ unapologetically black/The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black.”
In a recent sit down with NME, Nas touched on the public’s reception of the line, insinuating that it was simply blown out of proportion.
“Well, I’ve been away, so, of course, I mention someone’s name that’s popular and people are gonna talk about it,” he told the publication. “I hear people do it all the time but no one makes a big deal of it. Maybe it’s because I don’t put out records a lot, so they’re like, ‘Whoa!’ I don’t really know the world that these stars live in anymore. I’m rapping the same way I did when I was on the block, but now there’s a new world and what I say can take off with social media and I can’t do anything about it.”