Never played you
I prayed we would stay together
Wished it'd last forever

from Nas – Roses Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Though her name is not spoken here, this section is about Nas' ex-wife, singer Kelis. The dissolution of their marriage is a big theme on this album, and is the explicit subject of the song “Bye Baby”

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