Nadia Nakai has recently opened up about how her life has changed after the passing of her partner, Kiernan “AKA” Forbes. AKA was shot dead on February 10, and his murder is currently under investigation.
Gaining a New Family
Despite the loss of her loved one, Nadia has gained a new family through AKA’s friends, his daughter Kairo and her mother Zinhle, his father and mother, and many others. In a recent interview on L-Tido’s podcast, the rapper spoke about the relationship she had built with Kairo and how grateful she was to have access to her.
Nadia said, “Kairo is the sweetest girl. She wants to make sure you’re OK. I’m happy we were able to build a relationship when Kiernan was still alive because she was around a lot. I’m happy I was able to spend time with her, and it wasn’t awkward because I said from the beginning if Zinhle is not OK with me meeting Kairo I don’t want that to happen because I know how it can make someone feel weird.”
She also expressed her gratitude for being able to maintain a relationship with Kairo, saying, “It’s so special. I’m so grateful I can still have a relationship with Kairo. I am so grateful she was not completely removed out of my life. I know maybe in the future she’s going to probably call me auntie. She has a mom, a very strong and powerful mom.”
Social Media Commentary
Despite social media users constantly weighing in on the family dynamics between Zinhle and AKA’s family, Zinhle recently took to her timeline to speak about how it was normal to be in a loving environment, especially if it is in the best interest of the children.
Images of Zinhle spending quality time with Nadia and AKA’s family flooded social media two months ago. The DJ went live on Instagram to address trolls, stating that she had no reason to stop getting along with anyone she had built relationships with over the years through her baby’s father.
Zinhle wrote, “While we absolutely respect and can appreciate the different opinions about our lives, our number one priority is and will always be Kairo and Saint… their wellbeing is more important to us than any opinion or ridicule you throw at us. Our family structure is built on peace, love, support, and the wellbeing of our children. We will continue in this way. It really doesn’t matter how many times there are debates about us. Maybe this is what needs to happen for people to start unlearning pride-driven habits that don’t benefit our children.”