Nas Ordered To Pay Kelis $44,000 A Month In Child/Spousal Support

2009-04-30 - Nas KelisA judge has ordered Nas to pay his estranged wife around $44,000 a month in child and spousal support, just a day after she gave birth to the soon-to-be-divorced couple's first child.

According to the Associated Press, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Louis Meisinger issued the order at a Thursday (July 23) hearing. Neither party were present.

In addition to the monthly amount, the rapper (real name: Nasir Jones) is also required to pay $45,000 in legal and accounting fees for Kelis.

The couple have been going through a bitter legal battle over the past few months, with Kelis alleging that Nas hadn't paid any of her pregnancy costs, as well as her expenses during their split. However, Nas, through his attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, said he had paid $30,000 in expenses and the former couple's health insurance has been maintained.

Kaplan proposed that Nas pay Kelis a one-time payment of $20,000 until an appropriate amount was settled at a later hearing. But, Meisinger rejected that offer, saying more money per month would be needed to accommodate Kelis' lifestyle "based on income declarations filed with the court."

In past court documents, Kelis said the exact same thing. The couple own five homes, they fly first class, dine at fancy restaurants, etc etc.

Due to her pregnancy, she said she's been unable to work. Thus, her monthly income has dipped over the past year. However, her attorney Laura Wasser said Kelis is seeking a new record deal and hopes to begin recording new music soon.

The AP reports that a hearing on whether the payments should be altered will be heard on September 8.

Kelis went into labor on Monday (July 20), and delivered their son, Knight Jones, on Wednesday evening (July 22) around 9 p.m. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

"The beautiful baby boy and his mother are doing wonderful," Kelis' spokesperson, Tracy Nguyen, said in a statement.

  • Allan Makowa

    Damn! thats like a range rover sport every month!

  • $hotCallaCRiP

    Call me when them checcz start rolling in...$tr8 jaccin.


    That baby-pimp got Esco good. She's not going to work ever again and she's going to throw dirt on his name 24/7. This an example of pimping. The Dream better take note.

  • jose

    that shit is ridiculous...most niggas don't make that much money in a year...if you got doe make sure you sign a prenup..

  • hiphopjunkeee

    I hate that bitch...her smile annoys the hell out of me.


  • gravator

    44,000 a month is crazy.Does the judge know how much money he makes a year? does he have documents on what nas own? i dont think so. he's not making that much money anymore. nas should pay the house note, child support, medical and give kelis maybe 10,000 a month 4 herself. so maybe 15-20,000 a month. but when kelis starts making money. she needs to pay for her own expenses.

  • candy

    Cheaper to stay lovers and not marry. She bated him up. Supoosal support drops after a year. And when she get back on her feet the payments are lowered. And if nas income declines,his payments drop as well.

  • Lyn

    So Nas is a sucka for love.........

  • Philly-O

    F*ck that, that's insane!!! Nas is gettin' ripped off. I wonder if her alleged sex tape comes out, that will get that child support reduced.

  • Goonie Team C.E.O

    kelis full of shit man ya heard me why the fuck he gotta support her lifestyle when she suppose to be bossy cum on man ya heard me hoes be doing sum dirty shit then she aint even let the man in the delivery room to see lil 1 be bron how fucked up is that fuck kelis stupid ass

  • dretruth

    ah ha yeah boyee he makes it rain and she will be soaked. Yes - how sweet it is!

  • moneynthabank

    Prenup dosent constitute shit,but what you had before she came along,but the good years spent wit tha nigga,is what the court calculates on a pre nup. And anybody in they right mindknows when you think ur in luv,all sorts of money will be made havin a support system. She was gettin a piece no matter what. 20 would have been cheaper than 44.

  • lulu

    Y r people so negative. Some people just don't have nothin good 2 say.

  • besteverhad

    Had the roles been reversed my nigga would have been paid as well! Whoever makes the higher income,the cheater is always the blame. Had he filed 4 divorce,and she was caught making the sex tape cheating he could have filed for divorced,and if she was up,and his money was down,he would have got n fuckin paid.

  • DAMN for 1 fucken kid.Thats some fucked up shit.Make a muthapucker NEVER want to get married.

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  • lyn

    @hiphopjunkeee : That's funny!!!

  • mike

    check me out- when you got money you got to go 4 tha ones that dont quite understand numbers. ay i would've pulled one out the hood got her a maxima took off the axima left the m on and took off the 2.5 and left the last 5 and told her it was a mercedes 5 series. told her its sitting on 24"s insted of 14"s she wouldnt have known the difference. lmao
    she aiant trippin off the zero's because she hood rich!

  • slab

    Damn they fucked dat nigga nas over bad...

  • Maintain her lifestyle? She was livin' up before him. During and after, no kid needs $55k per month, c'mon now thats all her doing, this right here just let's me know that marriage is a high-costing relationship w/a different title, nothing is sacred no more.

  • Gilloteen

    Damn! Her pussy isnt that good. She nned to get up off her ass and make a record.


    DAM DAM DAM!Another lesson learned,my nigga gotta go threw the struggle,so that us stand up niggas make better decisions,before paying a hell of consequences.My boy once did a song called black girl lost off of "It was written" but it looks like this girl won.(cheap shot)But all jokes aside,hold it down for your seed's sake the lil nigga needs you more.


    Our justice systems F'd-up the honor comes up with a ridiculous monthly payment even for the man that make 30k a year,then when you can't make ends meet your faced with incarceration.Time to come back with a vengence,the intelect thugs gotcha back we need that album as much as you do keep ya head up homie cause this to shall become a thing of the past! Keeping it 200!


    One time for my stand up chicks who choose not put a nigga on support and give a nigga a chance to be a father before you get the law involved,can't forget about you! We have enough bastards running around as it is and I'm one of them.But don't worry about me I do plan to put a stop to that cycle and raise a productive family.Gotta grow up someday can't be afraid to man-up.Keeping it 200!

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  • barbie

    to all yall hating men. you don't understand the court system. If they ordered him that it was because he had proof he could pay it.I bet if you had a child it will be based on 30% of your income. and the stars will pay 1% so stop commenting on stories you know nothing about. And half of black men run from their responsibility.just thank god you are half broke with a low income. A child has the right to live a similar lifestyle as the father does

  • BigWill

    don't Mary money hungry hoes

  • sharon

    fuck taking your sorry rich ass to court out of respect for you being my ex! imma let GOD deal with yo bullshit!
    just lease me a condo until i drop your seed and i'm gone. I aiant gone take you to court and public our bullshit,too much integrity for all that!! i gotta be on good terms with this nigga for the next 18 yrs.

  • sharon

    in retrospect YOU should already know what to do without me having to file paperwork. no need for embrassment we black peoples we have bigger fishes to fry then to be cut throat with one another. enough said.......wise words spoken from a grown strong woman!

  • robthom

    He needs to just have her shot.

    Talk to Diddy, he knows people.