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Nas to Kelis: Pay Your Own Damn Way

5/20/2009 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NASNas, one of the biggest and richest rappers around, does not want to pay his estranged, pregnant wife, Kelis, a penny in spousal support.

Kelis filed for divorce April 30. She's weeks from giving birth and unable to work, but no matter to Nas -- he's filed his response to the divorce, asking the judge to deny her the spousal support she's seeking. For bad measure, he also wants her to pay her own lawyer's fees.

Nas and Kelis both want joint custody of their unborn child.

Kelis cites "irreconcilable differences" for the divorce, but we're told she believes he was cheating on her and that's what buzz-killed the marriage.

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76.

Ms. Educated says "Really People?!"    

D@mn Ni^^a...I'm not reading your book (post). This a message board....not a novel contest!!

Posted at 1:25AM on May 21st 2009 by Aplin-K if your nasty

Who are you to call people N*ggas and dictate how long one's message can be...Last I check it TMZ limits the number of characters used in this comment box...not you. You choose to only use a sentence...THAT'S YOU!!!!! Apparently I have more than 15 words in my vocabulary...you SHOULD read other people's messages...maybe you can add some more intelligent words to yours!

1948 days ago
77.

MRS RAMOS    

just as ignorant as the damn rapper, by getting joint custody he doesnt have to pay child support and she isnt a gold digger men have had successful woman pay spousal support and they were married less than 4 yrs plus who cares? is divorce really a new thing?

1948 days ago
78.

jredmondbda    

this girl should be rich on her own accord...shes the one filing for divorce and trying to squeeze nas. why should he give in to any demand? She ain't a nobody. I mean damn, she has her own career and as famous before the marriage, so nas is in no way wrong in this situation. He has another kid with a complete ratbag of a chick who he takes care of so whatever

1948 days ago
79.

LALALALALALA    

First of all can we all stop acting like we know the real reason why they are getting a divorce.....To all the people who claim it was b/c of a sex tape she recently did, please get your facts straight. She made that sex tape before they even started dating, she just neglected to tell him about it. And whoever the dude she made the tape with, he decided to release it now. Also think about it, how many women do you know who would openly admit to making a sex tape while they are dating or married to someone. It's something one would rather not talk about or remember. It is not a current sex tape so please stop saying it is. Second of all Nas is known for getting around and not paying child support. Hello, people forgot he even had a daughter before he even married Kelis. Nas and Kelis are not rich, they are just celebrities. I mean Kelis had her 2nd album released in Europe and not over here b/c she was not even that popular. Now to the people calling her a gold digger and all other names b/c she is requesting spousal support, please don't judge b/c if you were in her shoes and going through all the crap she probably had to go through dealing with Nas, you would want to be compensated in some form. I mean think about she probably had to go through baby mama drama, cheating and who knows what. So until anyone has walked in her shoes, shut the eff up! How about you carry a baby for 9 months, deal with stress and worry about whether or not your ex-husband is going to handle responsibilities like he is supposed to b/c he does have a rep for being a deadbeat daddy. B/c it also doesn't mention anything about Nas paying and not paying child support!

1948 days ago
80.

Heavy    

sell the house that you bought just to have sex in and give her the money.she can make another record so she wont be a ONE HIT WONDER!

1948 days ago
81.

mickey    

I guess nobody can read anymore, it doesn't say anything about Nas not wanting to pay child support, it says spousal support. As in he doesn't want that golddigger to take money she didn't earn for herself, he's perfectly willing to pay child support and have joint custody. Read the article before you make retarded comments.

1948 days ago
82.

RIP MIKE    

Hello people he doesn't wanna pay SPOUSAL SUPPORT.. CHILD SUPPORT is a whole different thing which he will have to pay. She's A snake make your own money! Or did Milkshake not pay enough.. She's gonna get ten of thousands for child support anyway stop being a greedy lazy biatch!!

1948 days ago
83.

MrWillDoIt    

In words of the great Krayzie Bone: "Before I give you half, miss, I'll go to jail and chance it."

1948 days ago
84.

mickey    

Nas has always supported his daughter Destiny and willing to support the child he's expecting. The problem with Kelis is she needs to prove he was cheating on her, in which i dont think is the case. You get pregnant which is your choice. Child support is enough, spousal support is going way to much - which means Kelis only wants the money she didn't earn. You are gonna give birth to a child then you file for divorce? Something is fishy with her.

1947 days ago
85.

Still in Shock    

109. READ, READ, READ. Child support & spousal support are two different things. Personally, as a woman I do not believe in spousal support, I feel that when you divorce a person then you should not remain married to their money or expect them to uphold your lifestyle any longer. It just should not work that way. For those who read, it said that she requested child support, spousal support, lawyer's fees & joint custody...and the things Nas has responded that he does not want to pay are spousal support & lawyers fees, meaning he wants joint custody & is fine with paying child support. She filed for the divorce & chose her lawyer (one of the most high profile & expensive around), so why should he be obligated to pay for it? Also, she is stating that she needs spousal support because she is pregnant & cannot work, but I actually watch a cooking show she does on stickam.com & just last month she said that she just finished 2 albums that she was releasing this year & that she had recently done a concert (@ 7 months pregnant) overseas...so how does a musical artists with 2 albums coming out & who is still performing live = a person who cannot work & needs to be supported by a man she is no longer with? Its obvious that she is just being vindictive...you know there is a thin line between love & hate and the person you divorce is a different person than the one you married.

People really need to give Nas a break on this one...just seems like the media is trying to make him look like some heartless deadbeat by twisting the whole story into something it is not.

Posted at 8:57PM on May 22nd 2009 by webs

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WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPOUSAL SUPPORT AND CHILD SUPPORT...OK???!!!!!!!

WE KNOW, WE KNOW, WE KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This is between Nas and Kelis and the welfare of the unborn baby.
If the baby is his, he needs to man up and take responsibility (financially and emotionally) for the baby and be a STABLE
LOVING FATHER to this child.

We all can read, it said spousal support, FYI TO EVERYBODY, I AM A PARALEGAL AND ALL WOMEN GO AFTER THIS, IF IT IS ALLOWED IN THE STATE THEY RESIDE!! IT USED TO BE CALLED ALIMONY, IT IS NOW CALLED SPOUSAL SUPPORT.....IT IS NOT ANYTHING NEW!!!!

IT IS NOT WORTH YOU GETTING IN A TWIST OVER!! GEEEEEZZZZZZ!!!!!

1947 days ago
86.

BAD A$$ FEMALE    

ALL YALL POOR EXCUSE FOR HUMAN LETH THESE TO WORK OUT THERE PROBLEM MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN A$$ HOW ABOUT THAT POOR BROKE A$$ES

1943 days ago
87.

BAD A$$ FEMALE    

HEHAS MORE MONEY THAT THE AVERAGE WHITE BLUE VEIN WHITE PERSON YELP BITCH I SAID IT

1943 days ago
88.

BAD A$$ FEMALE    

CRAZY ASS WHITE BITCHES AND I'M WHITE BUT MY PEOPLE TAKES THE CASE TRASHY

1943 days ago
89.

BAD A$$ FEMALE    

SAY SOMTHING THAT I CAN ENTERTAIN WITH BITCH

1943 days ago
90.

BAD A$$ FEMALE    

ASHLEE FUNKY SIMPSON WHITE TRASH

1943 days ago
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