Bye Baby
by Nas

Album: Life Is Good (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Nas closes his tenth studio album, Life Is Good, with this reminiscence of his turbulent marriage with R&B singer Kelis and the couple's ugly divorce in 2009. "We was friends, we had it all," he raps. "Reason that you don't trust men, that was your daddy's fault. He in the grave, let it go, he no longer living."
  • The song samples Guy's 1988 R&B break-up track "Goodbye Love."
  • The Life Is Good album cover shows Nas pondering the good life while sitting in a white suit, holding the green wedding dress worn by Kelis. The dress was the only item Kelis left behind when she moved out of the home they once shared. "The cover is like an old blues musician talking about his life," Nas told MTV News about the striking image.
  • The song's Aristotle-directed music video include scenes of Nas in an empty home and at his divorce proceedings. We also see Kelis' green wedding dress that Nas is holding on the album cover. The video also features singer Aaron Hall co-founder of Guy, whose "Goodbye Love" is sampled on the song.

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