News: Method Man & Redman On Nas' Child Support Payments, "A Kid Don't Need That Much Money To Survive" [Video]
Monday, Jul 27, 2009 11:10AM
Method Man and Redman recently spoke on Nas' publicized child support ruling and said the rapper having to pay over $44,000 in each month was unfair.
In addition to supporting Nas, the rap duo also questioned the payments of other industry figures like Russell Simmons and accused the court system of leaning more towards women.
"That's bullsh*t," Red said in an interview. "That's bullsh*t, Nas. Russell ain't even gotta pay that much do he? Yo Nas, we ride for you man."
"Not for nothing, and I'm not knocking, I don't know the ins and outs of their relationship but as far as speaking for men in general, ladies come on, y'all know that's some bullsh*t," Mef added. "Ladies, let's be real and sh*t, for real for real, all you did was f*ck your man. That money right there, a kid don't need that much money to survive and sh*t. You trying to maintain your lifestyle. I wanna see the shoe on the other foot. That sh*t is ridiculous man because then you got a lot of chicks and that's not all of them, but there are some chicks out there striving to get [that]...The court system is geared more towards the women than the men." (EZ Street Show)
The ruling was made in Kelis' favor last Thursday (July 23) afternoon.
A day after welcoming a baby boy, the "Milkshake" singer, 29, was awarded nearly $44,000 in monthly support from her ex Nas at a hearing Thursday. He initially asked a court to deny Kelis any spousal support and then proposed paying Kelis a one-time payment of $20,000 until the judge could settle on an appropriate spousal and child support amount at a later hearing. But on Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Louis Meisinger rejected the offer, stating that new mom Kelis needed more money per month to accommodate her new lifestyle. (Us Magazine)
His child support payments will reportedly be divided between Kelis and expenses for their newborn, Knight.
Meisinger issued the order at a Thursday hearing. Neither Nas, whose full name is Nasir Jones, nor Kelis, whose full name is Kelis Rogers, attended Thursday's hearing. Rogers will receive $30,471 in spousal support per month; the couple's son will receive $9,027, according to the court records. (Associated Press)
Kelis gave birth to her first child with Nas last week.
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)
Check out Method Man & Redman below: