“I want you dead under six feet of soil/At the same time, want you here to witness me while you in misery/We hate each other, but it's love, what a thug mystery” - Nas
“Enemy” is a loose term, as we often respect or value the people that we dislike. Nas' old rivals and former friends are impossible to shake without some acknowledgment. While he would gladly see his enemies dead and buried, Nas is quick enough to know that the best revenge is success. This twisted respect becomes the true “thug mystery,” leading Nas to question how far hate can go.