Outspoken rapper Nas has applauded Yoko Ono for reportedly splitting up THE Beatles - because she helped John Lennon develop his solo career.
The I Can hitmaker is a big fan of Lennon's music and believes he would not have penned classic songs had he still been a member of the Fab Four.
And he credits Lennon's partner, Ono, for giving her man the courage to go solo.
Going against popular public opinion, Nas says, "How could you not love Yoko...? She gave us Give Peace A Chance, Imagine.
"When John Lennon left the Beatles, he was able to do that s**t."
Nas tells the new issue of King magazine that Ono and Lennon are among his heroes, together with Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan.