Erica Buddington told a riveting Twitter story about a friend who experienced domestic abuse that has shaken many to their core in the wake of Kelis' recent interview revealing that former spouse Nas was abusive during their marriage.

The couple married in 2005 and has been considered hip-hop royalty and relationship goals by many. However, there were a lot of dark times, Kelis told The Hollywood Unlocked.

"We had really intense highs and really intense lows," she continued. "It was never normal. An intense high would be when money was rolling in. We were young. But I was 22 when I met him. I was a baby. We were drinking too much, smoking too much. We were too much. We were spending too much. We were balling too much. We were living too hard. So when that comes down, it goes really low. There’s no balance, there’s no normalcy."

They would fight when the Queens rapper drank too much, she said, adding there was mental abuse, too.  

"It was really dark. A lot of drinking. A lot of mental and physical abuse and it got to the point where if I wasn’t pregnant, I might have stayed with him. I really did love him. We were married — we weren’t dating, we were married, this was my person," she explained. 

For Buddington, Kelis' story was all too familiar. After men flooded her inbox stating that "we should hear both sides," the educator wrote about a time when a college classmate approached her seeking an escape from an abusive partner.

She goes on writing that the woman was not her friend. Police took her in and her boyfriend bailed her out. After that incident, the two women grew apart.

It would take nearly six years for Buddington to hear anything about her whereabouts again. The woman apparently had married her boyfriend despite the abuse because of economic dependency.  

In the case of Nas, many consider him one the greatest rappers alive. Fans have put him on a pedestal while demonizing Kelis by calling her "crazy" or a "gold digger" — completely disregarding her recollection of events. 

She went on to explain that it's dangerous to ignore women who call attention to abuse.