Nas Calls Out Kelis in New Track
After months of silence regarding his impending divorce and child support woes, rapper Nas put his feelings to song addressing his relationship with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Kelis. In the the track 'Strong Will Continue,' off his upcoming joint album 'Distant Relatives' album with Damian Marley, the Queens MC gets candid about having to fork over thousands of dollars to support Kelis and their young son.
"How in the hell am I supposed to stay comfy when I pay child support, alimony monthly?" he raps. He also fesses up to Kelis' claims that he was unfaithful during their almost five year union. "So I've stuck with some married women so fine, cheating while their husband rushing on the 40-yard line/ Wonder if this is what my ex did the whole time."
It's not all bad though, when talking about his relationship with his infant son, Knight Jones, Nas remains hopeful "Twisted and mangled, sort of like Bruce Lee life/ Cursed with his son Brandon/ If that's you and me Knight/ I pray our fate's greater.
Nas and Kelis filed for divorce in April of 2009. Since then the former couple has been entangled in an arduous battle over custody and financial support. A judge ordered Nas to pay Kelis $51,000 a month in child and spousal support, plus comp medical expenses for their young son. The Grammy winning rapper who reportedly earned $4 million last year has also run into his share of money problems. He owes the IRS $2.5 million for failing to pay taxes in 2006 and 2007 and is indebted to his former manager to the tune of $700,000. Despite his personal and financial issues, Nas is scheduled to release 'Distant Relatives' in April.