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Knight Jones is a celebrity recognized as the son of Nas and Kelis Rogers. His father Nas is a famous American rapper and businessman. So is his mother Kelis Rogers is a well-known singer, songwriter, rapper and chef.

Born the only child of these famous personalities, Knight’s life has been a subject of curiosity for many. So, what is his life like as the son of such successful individuals? What does he do for a living? Does he share siblings?

You’ve come to the right place because today in this article we will answer any questions you may have about Knight Jones. So let’s go!

Who is Knight Jones? His age and youth data

The star child Knight Jones was born on July 21, 2009 in New York City, New York, to Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, aka Nas and Kelis Rogers. His zodiac sign is Cancer. Likewise, he is 13 years old as of 2022.

His name, ‘Knight’, has a deep meaning, meaning a ‘warrior of the Middle Ages with a special military rank’. He also has a mixed ethnic background and is American by nationality.

13 year old Knight Jones with his father Nas
Nas with his son Knight Jones.

Speaking of his education, there is not much information on that. However, given his family background, we can certainly say that he is studying at a prestigious school in his place.

Knight Jones’ parents are both well-known celebrities

As we mentioned, both of Knight’s parents are very successful figures. Speaking of his father, Nas is one of the most famous and respected rappers. He started his career in 1989 recording demos for rapper Large Professor.

A few years later, in 1994, he released his debut album ‘Illmatic’, which is also considered the best album of all time. His second album ‘It Was Written’ was released in 1996 and topped the Billboard 200 for four weeks in a row. Throughout his long musical career, he has accomplished a lot. In 2012, he was ranked second in The Source’s list of the ‘Top 50 Lyricists of All Time’.

Knight Jones Parents Nas and Kelis Rogers
Ex-couple Nas and Kelis Roger

Likewise, his mother Kelis Rogers is a singer-songwriter and chef. She worked in several places before working as a backup vocalist on an album called ‘Fairytalez’. She later worked with music producers, leading to her signing with Virgin Records in 1988. In 1999 she released her debut album ‘Kaleidoscope’.

Furthermore, in 2003 she released her third album ‘Tasty’ with songs like ‘Milkshake’, ‘Treat Me’, ‘Millionaire’ and ‘In Public’ which were huge hits. Her fourth album ‘Kelis Was Here’, released in 2006, featured the song ‘Bossy’ which placed 10th on Billboard 200. Kelis has sold six million copies worldwide.

When did Knight Jones Nas and Kelis Rogers’ parents meet?

His parents first met in 2002, at the MTV Video Music Awards after-party hosted by hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy.” Nas told VIBE in June 2003, “I wasn’t going to go, but I’m glad I did.” His future wife Kelis also remembers that auspicious day very beautifully and elaborately:

“Everybody gets out of the way, and Nas gets up, and I put out my hand, and I’m like, Hey, I’m Kelis. And he says, ‘Who?’… So I crawl into a damn hole, and he says, ‘Wait-huh? What’s your name?

She added:

And I’m like Kelis, and he’s like, “Oh, that’s great, because I’ve waited all these years to make you my wife.” That’s great, because that’s all I want to be.”

After about two years of dating, the lovely duo walked down the aisle on July 28, 2003 in Atlanta.

Knight Jones Father And Mother Relationship, Are They Still Together?

His parents married on July 28, 2003 in Atlanta after a two-year relationship. The wedding ceremony was held in the presence of their closest friends and relatives. The couple was very much in love with each other and was about to give birth to their first child.

However, after being seven months pregnant, Kelis filed for divorce from her then-husband Nas. Their divorce was finalized on May 21, 2010. Talking about the reason for their divorce in a 2018 interview with: Hollywood UnlockedKelis revealed how Nas physically and mentally abused her during their five years together. She explained:

“It was really dark. There was a lot of drinking. There was a lot of mental and physical abuse.”

She also added:

I probably would have stayed longer if I hadn’t been pregnant [with Knight] because I really loved him and because we were married. We weren’t dating, we were married. Like, this was my person.”

After their divorce, Knight’s father Nas dated many personalities over the years. It is rumored that he was in a relationship with Nicki Minaj as well as Basketball Wives star Draya Michele, but this has not been confirmed.

On the other hand, Knight’s mother Kelis married photographer Mike Mora in 2014. But her husband lost his battle with cancer and lost his life on March 14, 2022, at the age of 37. She has not been in a relationship since then.

Ridder has three half brothers

In case you didn’t know, Jones has three half-siblings. He has an older half-sister Destiny Jones, born to Nas and his ex-fiancée Carmen Bryan on June 15, 1994. She is an American actress and Instagram model.

Likewise, he has a younger brother named Shepherd Mora and a sister named Galilee Mora, born to his mother Kelis and her then-husband Mike Mora.

Where is Knight Jones now?

Both former couples have custody of their first child. Knight divides his time with both his father and mother. However, he is usually seen with his mother and two half-siblings and they live together on a farm outside of Los Angeles.

Despite his parents’ divorce, he shares a great relationship with both of them.

The lifestyle of the knight and the wealth of the parents

As the son of multi-millionaire celebrities, you would surely live a happy and blissful life. It’s no surprise that Knight Jones enjoys him too. Indeed, he leads a rich and lavish life.

Speaking of his father’s wealth, his father Nas has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Likewise, his mother Kelis is estimated to have a fortune of $4 million.

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