The relationship is sure to be a boost to Traviss, who is preparing to stand trial on a rape charge in December (11).
He denies allegations he attacked a woman on New Year's Eve (31Dec11).
In remembering the late singer, Lady Gaga once said, "I always felt like Amy had opened a door for girls like me who didn’t fit that exact real pop mold..." Winehouse's talents were one of a generation and she is sorely missed.
Blake Fielder-Civil was her fiancé of two weeks at the time and was also appearing in the Richardson photographs with Winehouse.
In the cover story for Spin, writer Steve Kandell wrote about the incident, "don't be worried for Amy Winehouse. She's earned this." Fielder-Civil and Winehouse ended up marrying, but divorced in 2009.
The unlikely duo was ultimately connected by their mutual friend and producer, Salaam Remi, who knew the album, so there are Nas songs where Amy did adlibs on them that we never put out…backgrounds that she was just singing on.
She was really inspired by him.” Furthermore, rumors swirled that Winehouse had a crush on Nasty Nas and her 2006 single “Me and Mr.