Nas’ Child and Spousal Support Payments Cut in Half
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Nas won’t have to drop as much money on child and spousal support to his ex-wife Kelis. The rapper’s payments — which were made public during the thick of the couple’s divorce and noted as being considerably high — have been cut in half. The Queensbridge-bred rapper will now have to pay $5,000 a month in child support for baby Knight and $20,000 a month to Kelis.
After four years of marriage (and two years dating), Nas and Kelis split in 2009 while the R&B singer-turned-disco-diva was seven months pregnant with the pair’s first child. The divorce became final in May 2010 after a bitter battle that seemed to be centered around money. While Nas certainly hasn’t come out on top, the recent news is a victory for the rapper, who from the start of the financial fight, claimed he didn’t gross enough to pay the original $50,000 a month in support.
In other news, Nas is said to be working on a new project, ‘The Lost Tapes 2,’ which could be released sometime later this year. Nas will reportedly team with Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier, The Alchemist, Dr. Dre, Kanye West and RZA for the upcoming LP but details haven’t been confirmed.
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