We caught up with hip-hop superstar Nas as he partnered with Hennessy on their Wild Rabbit campaign. Try and guess which one of the below questions caused him to look at us like he was considering calling security.
You’ve had eight consecutive platinum or multiplatinum albums - where do you keep the plaques?
The plaques are in storage right now. But they will find a way on the wall, you know? I think they belong on the wall. Some place for people to see.
What’s your ultimate song for getting a party started?
Anything by Lil Wayne, anything by B.I.G, and, um… something ghetto.
What made you partner with Hennessy?
The Hennessy partnership was a long time in the making. I talked about Hennessy on my first album – it’s always had a sort of certain class about it and it stood the test of time in my eyes.
What was the last thing you had to apologize for?
The last thing I had to apologize for was cursing in front of a few women who just walked into the room.
What’s your favorite curse word?
Just nice and simple, then?
Yeah. Fuck flows.
What’s the worst hangover you’ve ever had?
Probably my birthday in 2011. I was at a place called Catch, the opening of the restaurant called Catch and I had my birthday there in New York City. There was Dom Perignon, tequila, Hennessy, probably… Actually, Hennessy wasn’t involved that night. Hennessy had nothing to do with it. They in the clear.
Do you remember any of it?
Oh yeah. There’s pictures for proof.
What was your first car?
A Lexus 300. That was in 1995.
Do you have a scar that tells a story?
There’s a cool scar, from a shot from a needle I got when I was in kindergarten. I can still find it on my arm - there were like four at one time. I can’t remember what they were for, some kind of immunization thing I guess. Obviously I’ve grown since then and it’s in a different place now, but when I really look for it I can find it.
Do you have a party trick?
I can’t think of any.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?
A large bottle of Hennessy, maybe?
I’m not bothered by crazy questions like that. It was definitely a sandwich, a crazy sandwich. No, a Jackson Hole burger! It’s a burger place, it’s a super-size, great burger – 100% beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, ketchup, and grilled onions. There was one in Queens not far from our projects.
What’s the one thing to remember in a fist fight?
Hit first and hit hard.
Who was the last person to see you naked?
Finish this sentence: If I could rule the world for a day, I would…
I’d give a billion dollars to the hood.