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Rapper Nas and songstress Kelis wed

Coupled dated for two years and were married in Atlanta
/ Source: The Associated Press

Rapper Nas and R&B songstress Kelis were married Saturday during an intimate ceremony.

The musical couple had been dating for two years. They were married in an Atlanta church and their reception was held in the city’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood, publicist Tony Ferguson said Tuesday.

“Definitely, if you were there, you were a friend or family member,” Ferguson said. “They really wanted to keep it out of the press. They wanted to make that day for just them.”

Nas’ brother, Jungle, was best man. His father, jazz musician Olu Dara, also attended.

Kelis, 25, is best known for her chart-topping single “Milkshake.”

The couple met at Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ afterparty for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, but Nas was already smitten with Kelis after hearing about her and seeing her on television, his publicist said.

Nas, 31, snared the hip-hop world’s attention with his 1994 debut album, “Illmatic.” He has since released several albums and has appeared in the movies “Belly” and “Ticker.”