“Oh my God, I’m single” rap icon Nas tells radio host Bootleg in a recent interview at Las Vegas’ Hot 97.5 FM. “I was going through it.” The newly single rapper gains closure from his 5-year marriage with singer Kelis by covering a tattoo of his former wife. The image of a topless Kelis in jeans is now covered with a lions head on top of her body. No reports confirm if Nas will continue his tattoo alteration covering Kelis’ entire body.

Nas isn’t the only hip hopper with body art devotions to lovers. Jermaine Dupri also has a tattoo of former girlfriend Janet Jackson. The rapper/producer has an image of Janet on the side of his body near his right rib showing her in a praying pose.

Loads of smitten women and men around the world get names, pictures and other kinds of images showing the ultimate kind of permanent commitment. Even rappers Pepa and Treach got tattooed engagement rings in 1999. These couples are no longer together.

Is it really worth it? Would you get a tattoo of your lover?

Check out Nas’ new tattoo in the video (skip to the 8:37 mark)

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