Nelly opened up about his views on marriage and dating other celebrities in the entertainment industry in a recent interview with VladTV. Although the rapper never mentioned her name, his responses do make us wonder if he was referring to his long-term, on-again-off-again relationship with R&B songstress Ashanti.
First, he revealed that he believes in marraige but he doesnt like to be pressured into making the decision. “The thing about marriage is nobody is going to force me into anything. Nobody is going to rush me into anything,” he said. “I take marriage very seriously. I only know two ways of marriage. My parents’ marriage did not last at all and my grandparents’ marriage lasted for 60 years. So I’m either gonna go all the way to 60 or I’m not gonna do it.”
He went on the say that he’ll only be ready of the lifelong commitment when he has no questions or doubts about his potential wife. “You’re gonna know when its right. I feel like marriage is something that you just know is right and it’s just no questions,” he said. “In order for me to feel like this is going to be it, I have to have no questions. If I got any questions, I know me. I’m going to play on that and eventually that may weigh in on that situation.”
Nelly said it’s hard for people to understand how difficult it is for couples in the industry to date and have healthy relationships. “It’s hard in that way because you see so many celebrities who get married and they’re divorced in a year or they’re done in two years or they’re done in three years and you know why? Because once they finally get together and they’re with each other every day they start realizing, ‘Holy s–t! I didn’t know you did that every night. I didn’t know you did this everyday. I didn’t know you ate this food every morning. I just thought you ate that when I’m around.’ Now its just like the s–t that you thought was cute becomes annoying,” he explained.
He broke down his whole philosophy here:
The thing is, it’s hard when you’re in this business. Let’s say you’ve known someone for seven years. But you’ve known them for seven years in this business. Now, let’s take a couple that’s an everyday average couple and they’ve know each other for seven years. The regular couple’s seven years is a little different because they’ve actually been together almost every day for seven years. [The other] couple may have known each other for seven years, but they probably only been together five days out of a month. So although the time has went, it really hasn’t been seven years of knowing them. It’s probably on equaled out to three and a half years, as far as 365 days in being with that person. You look at a regular couple, seven years yeah that’s a long time [because] they’ve actually been together seven years.You don’t learn as much about a person as you would like to until you actually get a chance to stop and be with that person. I think people see the relationships that industry folks have and they see the time, but they’re not doing the math on that time. If you do the math on that time you will see that it equals out to something totally different than if [the couple were together every day.]“
Check out the video below and tell us if you think Nelly was talking about his past relationship with Ashanti.