News: Kelis Says Nas Refuses To Pay Up, "He Has Provided Me W/ Only A $350 Check"

Thursday, Jul 16, 2009 10:25AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Kelis has reportedly responded to Nas' recent claims--that his estranged wife overstated his earnings--by filing a court document outlining how much she has received from the rapper.

The paperwork was filed on Tuesday (July 14).

"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)

Nas responded to Kelis' recent claims of him signing an $11 million Def Jam album deal earlier this week.

Nas fired back in legal papers, "I did not receive even half that amount"... claiming it's more like $4 mil. Nas claims his income is declining, and he's only pulling in $147,165 a month. As for what he spends ... $71,371.96 a month, which includes $10,000 a month in clothing/hair/toiletries/personal effects. Kelis, who is about to give birth to their child, claims Nas hasn't paid a penny for child or spousal support since he left her. Nas, who says he wants to be "fully involved" in the parenting of their child, claims he's agreed to pay $350 for a stroller, $450 for a baby sling and $1,598 for two cribs. Nas thinks $5,000 a month is reasonable for child support since the kid will just be a newborn. (TMZ)

He recently wrote via a blog entry and broke down his opinion of a father's worth.

"Right now I'm shouting out to real dads," he wrote, unmodified. "Some are great role models with real academic achievements. Some are not. Some are no longer alive. Some fathers are locked up, but they are praying for their kids and hoping to be on the streets soon and be betters dads 1 day. We deserve the love!!! Becuz we don't even expect it, we do what we do regardless! With no signs of a reward for it. We put up with everything, standing true to what's real and letting life take its course protecting our household, our woman, our children, our family...Biggest Shout To My Son On The Way!! Salute!!!I It's a GREAT DAY!!!" (Global Grind)

Kelis filed paperwork against Nas earlier this year.

Kelis, expected to deliver their first child next month, said in a court filing she wants her soon-to-be ex-husband to give her $20,000 a month for baby supplies. The "Bossy" singer said a baby nurse, nanny and other staff, as well as strollers, cribs and other baby supplies for homes in Los Angeles and New York, cost money. Kelis, 29, who grew up in Harlem, said she hasn't toured in more than a year and relies on Nas, 35, to maintain her lifestyle. (New York Daily News)

No further information on the couple's legal issues have been released as of now.

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