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Nas Didn't Want To Record Amy Winehouse Duet

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By Kelly-Mae Mahoney on Tuesday 20th March 2012 Photo by Will Alexander/WENN.com

Nas has revealed that he wasn't totally sold on the idea of recording a posthumous duet for Amy Winehouse's number one album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

Speaking about the track 'Like Smoke' at SXSW festival last week, Nas said a 'part' of him “didn't want to” record the the duet.

He said: "Amy and I share a birthday, so she was my sister. And she was just so much fun to be around. She would say things about well-known people in the industry that she didn't like and it would just crack me up. We were all hoping she would pull through and come back."

The pair who were introduced by Amy's U.S. producer Salaam Remi in 2010, were close friends. Nas recently spoke about the star in December, claiming that there were similarities between them which led to an long lasting friendship.

The rapper who also revealed he was writing a song for the late singer at the time of her death, went on to say: "It's a bittersweet feeling to do something with her now that she's not here. I'm happy… the sweet part is that we do have the music, fans have new music from her."

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