Jul 24, 2009
Kelis Will Receive Almost $44,000 A Month In Child Support From Nas
A judge has ordered rapper Nas to pay his ex Kelis almsost $44,000 in monthly support. This ruling comes a day after Kelis gave birth to the divorcing couple’s baby boy. Read more on this story below.
The Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Louis Meisinger issued the order at the Thursday hearing. Nas (Nasir Jones) and Kelis did not attend the hearing.
Kelis gave birth to her baby boy named Knight at a New York hospital on Wednesday. Kelis, 29, filed for divorce from Nas in April. The couple had been married since July 2003.
The couple ha been fighting over support payments for several months, with Kelis Rogers stating that Nas hadn’t paid for her pregnancy expenses.
But Nas’ attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told the judge the rapper has paid $30,000 in expenses and the former couple’s health insurance has been maintained. The judge also ordered Jones to pay $45,000 to pay Kelis’ attorney fees and for a forensic accountant.
Kelis Jones delivered her son Knight Jones on Wednesday evening around 9 p.m., according to Rogers’ publicist, Tracy Nguyen. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Kaplan said Jones arrived at the hospital about five minutes before his son was born. Nguyen said Rogers’ mother and sister were in the hospital room for the birth. “The beautiful baby boy and his mother are doing wonderful,” Nguyen said in a statement.