While there has always been speculation about whether or not Amy Winehouse’s “Me and Mr. Jones” was about emcee Nas has always been a mystery, Nas is coming clean with the truth.
Rumor has it that Winehouse once had a crush on Nas, but interpretations on the song vary.
Nas clears up the rumors in a recent interview with XXLMag, stating,
“I don’t really remember if Salaam, who was really close to her, who introduced us, if he told me about it or not,” Nas told XXL. “I don’t remember right now. But, I heard a lot about it before I even heard the song.”
Nas also confirmed that in “Mr. Destiny, 9 and 14,” Winehouse sings, referencing Nas’s daughter, Destiny, and the September 14 birth date she shared with the rapper. “Nobody stands between me and my man/’Cause it’s me and Mr. Jones.”
Winehouse and Nas were planning a joint birthday celebration before the singer’s untimely death his past July.