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Henry Adaso

Nas Ordered to Pay Kelis $51,000 Per Month

By December 11, 2009

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Nas and KelisNas 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.


December 11, 2009 at 6:26 pm
(1) Def says:

Thats some BS

December 11, 2009 at 7:54 pm
(2) illpoetic says:

SMH…a shame the way the justice system works in this country.

December 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm
(3) Patrick L says:

Someone tell me why he is forced to pay her all that money monthly. And for how long does he have to do it?

December 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm
(4) Checka says:

Another greedy, money-hungry, gold digger. I can understand $5000, maybe $20,000 but $51,000!? Damn this woman is a leech.

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