Another Nas-Backed Company Has Been Purchased By Amazon For $1 Billion
Earlier this year it was reported that the rapper would earn $40 million for being an investor in Ring, a doorbell security company that was acquired by Amazon for $1.2 billion. Now, Amazon has agreed to acquire PillPack, another company Nas invested in.
A door-to-door service that allows customers to purchase medication online and have it delivered to their door, PillPack was bought by Amazon for $1 billion according to the Chicago Tribune. Nas was an early investor in PillPack; Queensbridge Venture Partners (QVP), his business firm, began investing in PillPack back in 2014.
Pharmacy owners TJ Parker and Elliot Cohen are expected to make $100 million each from the deal. However, it’s unknown how much Nas will make from it.
Nas recently released his latest album, Nasir. The seven-song album was produced by Kanye West.
In other related Nas news, Kelis, the rapper’s ex-wife, recently spoke about the two’s marriage and what led to her divorcing him.
“A lot of mental and physical abuse,” she told Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee. “It got to the point where if I wasn’t pregnant, I might have stayed with him. I was pregnant and it was a mess and I felt like I wasn’t going to bring a child into this.”
According to Kelis, Nas would get “blackout drunk” and angry over her interactions with other men in the music industry, including his former rival Jay-Z. “We would fight,” she admited.
Source: Chicago Tribune