R&B singer Kelis has filed court papers requesting to be immediately divorced from estranged husband/rapper Nas.
According to reports, Kelis’ request was officially turned in sometime last week.
According to documents filed last week, Kelis said in a declaration, “… it would be in the best interest of both of us if our marital status is terminated as soon as possible.” Because she fears that the legal proceedings could take years to figure out, Kelis has requested that the judge immediately terminate their marriage — and wait until a later time to resolve “all other issues.” As for the odds that the two will rekindle their romance — Kelis stated, “I believe there is no possibility of reconciliation with [Nas].” (TMZ)
Nas has also said he is ready to move on and care for his family.
A Los Angeles judge dismissed the contempt allegation against the rapper Monday after he paid nearly $50,000 in child support to his estranged wife Kelis. Kelis’ attorney sought the contempt charge earlier this year after Nas fell $200,000 behind on child and spousal support payments. He was ordered in December to pay more than $51,000 a month to Kelis and their infant son. In a statement released Wednesday, Nas says, “All I want to do is make music and raise my kids. Nothing else matters.” (Associated Press)
The rapper lost his court battle last week over spousal and child support.
Nas went to court Monday over his divorce with Kelis — and walked out a little lighter in the wallet. According to documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Nas had to immediately fork over $47,249.42 in back child support and $40,454 in back spousal support. The judge also ordered Nas to pay $10,000/month in spousal support until he pays off the $299,015.50 he owes Kelis. Nas also has to pay 90% of Kelis’ legal fees in the amount of $155,787.28. Lastly, Nas has to pay $48,549.83 to cover Kelis’ accounting expenses. (TMZ)
The two ex-lovers allegedly attempted to reconcile their differences last fall.
During Wednesday’s hearing Kelis said that the couple — who announced their intention to divorce in April after a four-year marriage — attempted to reconcile in September to no avail. She also reportedly testified that she has been having difficulty earning money because she is a new mother and doesn’t have a lot of job options outside of the music business. She told the court that Nas is slated to release two albums in 2010. (MTV)
Listen to Kelis & Nas’ “Blindfold Me” below: