Yesterday (October 4th) marked the five year anniversary of the late Amy Winehouse’s Grammy award-winning LP Back to Black. In an exclusive interview with XXL magazine, rapper Nas confirmed that he was the “Mr. Jones” in one of the Amy’s hit songs off the album, “Me & Mr. Jones.” More details after the jump…

Wendy L.


Rumor has it that Winehouse once had a crush on Nas, but interpretations on the song vary. “Mr. Destiny, 9 and 14,” Winehouse sings, referencing Nas’s daughter, Destiny, and the September 14 birth date she shared with the rapper. “Nobody stands between me and my man/’Cause it’s me and Mr. Jones.”

Nas recently recalled hearing about the Salaam Remi-produced song prior to its release.

“I don’t really remember if Salaam, who was really close to her, who introduced us, if he told me about it or not,” Nas told XXL. “I don’t remember right now. But, I heard a lot about it before I even heard the song.”

As previously reported, Winehouse and Nas were planning a joint birthday celebration before the singer’s untimely death his past July. The London native also used a slightly altered version of Nas’s “Made You Look” instrumental for her 2003 single, “In My Bed,” off of her debut CD, Frank.

Check out the full lyrics of “Me & Mr. Jones” below:

Nobody stands in between me and my man, it’s me
And Mr Jones (Me and Mr Jones)

What kind of fuckery is this?
You made me miss the Slick Rick gig (oh Slick Rick)
You thought I didn’t love you when I did (when I did)
Can’t believe you played me out like that (Ahhh)

No you ain’t worth guest list
Plus one of all them girls you kiss (all them girls)
You can’t keep lying to yourself like this (to yourself)
Can’t believe you played yourself (out) like this

Rulers one thing but come Brixton
Nobody stands in between me and my man
‘Cause it’s me and Mr Jones (Me and Mr Jones)

What kind of fuckery are we?
Nowadays you don’t mean dick to me (dick to me)
I might let you make it up to me (make it up)
Who’s playing Saturday?

What kind of fuckery are you?
Side from Sammy you’re my best black Jew
But I could swear that we were through (we were through)
I still want to wonder ’bout the things you do

Mr Destiny 9 and 14
Nobody stands in between me and my man
‘Cause it’s Me and Mr Jones (Me and Mr Jones)