News: Kelis Announces Baby's Birth, "He's 7.8 Pounds Of The Greatest Stuff On Earth"
Thursday, Jul 23, 2009 10:15AM
Kelis has announced the birth of her first child with estranged husband Nas and offered details about her labor.
The popular singer was reportedly in labor for roughly three days.
After nearly three days of labor, Kelis gave birth to son Knight Jones last night -- and while Nas was not in the delivery room, he was outside and he did get to see his baby. As we first reported, Nas had tried to visit Kelis in the hospital while she was in labor the night before -- but was turned away because he was too wasted. (TMZ)
Kelis also confirmed the birth via her Twitter account.
"Ok so I did it, he's 7.8 pounds of the greatest stuff on earth," she wrote Thursday (July 23) morning. "I was in labor for 3 of the longest most painful days of my life. I don't understand when women say they don't remember giving birth. I will remember for the rest of my life. He's kinda perfect btw :)" (Kelis' Twitter)
Nas announced his baby's birth and name in a video earlier this week.
"In my hood, Queensbridge Projects," Nas said in a video. "Yo, yo, my son is born today. So shout-out to my son Knight...Eh, my son's name is Knight. That's what I named the young God, Knight. Y'all heard it here first. Don't believe nothing in the media. But I love y'all, don't listen to none of the bullsh*t. I love you, that's why I'm here." (Video Music Box)
The estranged couple have recently been arguing over child support payments which Kelis claims she has not fully been receiving.
"Divorce in April 2009. He has provided me with only a $350 check and $2,500 in gift cards since that date approximately three months ago," a court document reads. "I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed this 14th day of July, 2009, at New York, New York. Kelis Rogers." (Rap Radar)