Rapper Nas was "almost killed" during a photoshoot mishap in 1999.
Famed photographer Danny Hastings teamed up with the I Can hitmaker to create the Egyptian-themed cover art for his classic album I Am, which required Nas to be fitted for a clay King Tut mold.
But Hastings admits the hip-hop star nearly suffocated for his art.
He tells MTV.com, "The funny part was that the first attempt, Nas was getting asphyxiated. We almost killed Nas. (But) Nas was a true sport. We cleaned him up, and he was like, 'Let's do it again!'"