Nas and soon-to-be ex-wife Kelis have reached a financial agreement in court with regards to their ongoing divorce and child custody battle. A Los Angeles court ordered Nas to increase monthly payments to his estranged wife. He will now pay Kelis $51,000 each month. Kelis said she was "thrilled" about the upgrade.
According to court documents, both artists are described as suffering from financial hardship. Kelis recently signed a record deal worth $175,000 with Interscope, but her lawyers argued that she has only received $50,000 of the fee.
Nas is not expected to release an album until next year - which may then result in additional income. His last album, Untitled, was released over a year ago.
Kelis, meanwhile, has not filed a tax return for years. Similarly, Nas was busted by the IRS for unpaid taxes.