News: Kelis Misses Court Appearance, Rushed To Hospital In Labor
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2009 1:09PM
R&B singer Kelis is reportedly set to give birth to Nas's son in a New York hospital which has forced her to miss a scheduled court appearance today (July 21).
Nas is also reportedly headed to the hospital to witness his child's birth.
TMZ has learned the singer is currently in labor, about to deliver a brand new baby boy. The two were scheduled to battle over expenses. She says he's paid nothin claims he's paid some. Nas' lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, just told us Nas is in New York for the birth of the baby and he is now "rushing to the hospital to be with her." (TMZ)
The estranged couple have been recently 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)
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 child payment 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)