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Kelis Is Cash Poor

6/17/2009 6:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kelis has just filed her financials with the court, making her case to get support and baby expenses from estranged hubby Nas.

Kelis says from 11/08 to 4/09, her average monthly income was $21,616. Hardly poor, but way less than what she and Nas were pulling in while she was with him.

Kelis, who is ready to give birth, has some pretty hefty expenses -- $80,831 a month ... way more than she says she makes.

Kelis says she hasn't toured in a year and most of her income comes from her concerts.

Kelis says she spends $14,861 on her mortgage. Her nanny costs $3,500 a month. She spends $15,000 a month on entertainment, gifts and vacations -- not too shabby. And she says it cost $175 to have the "baby rug dry cleaned."

And there's this ... Kelis says she wants to buy "storage to bank the baby's blood when he is born. The banking is the collection and storage of the stem cells found in the baby's umbilical cord." It's used to treat 70 life-threatening diseases. It all costs $$$.

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16.

Stacey    

You know what... I am sure that she wasn't born with money coming out of her a$$... $21,616 is more then some people make in a year!! I DO NOT feel sorry for her!! There are some mothers and fathers wondering and crying because they don't know how they are going to feed their kids and they work their a$$ off to make the little that they have. She is worrying about having $15,000 for entertainmet ect...... Take your a$$ to the freaken movies and get your head out of your A$$!! Better yet go to the drive in... its cheaper!!! Thats why there are so many ungreatfull, spoiled, overweight, snobby, stuck up children and teenagers in this god forsaken world!! Like my mamma said "I had to work for my money, so do you!! Go clean your room and then ask me!!" Money does NOT grow on trees. Teach the value of life and money bit@h!!!!!

1952 days ago
17.

Soyshake    

Kelis is as tired as her horrible hairstyles. Nas was an idiot to marry her, get a tattoo of her on his arm and to even think that, for some dumb reason, he could turn a you-know-what into a housewife. Kelis is the reason why so many men RUN when they hear the words "marriage" and "long-term commitment." If she can't afford to sustain herself on $21,000 per month, especially in a recession, she needs to go out and either perform, write songs and get publishing money, produce -- do something other than attempt to bleed Nas' pockets dry. They haven't been married but MAYBE 3 years? She's ridiculous.

1952 days ago
18.

saraezzyk    

$21000 a month??? my hubby is in the military and i stay at home and we make about $16000 a year!! i would love to see her live on that! (and for those who dont understand military stuff, we get $1000/month for housing but that is completely gone when it comes in and we dont qualify for any kind of help from the govt.)

1952 days ago
19.

CrisDizzle    

Join the rest of us and get a job Kelis. It's called Life!

1952 days ago
20.

CrisDizzle    

"Hip hop is dead and so is Kelis!"

- Nas

1952 days ago
21.

scott is yummy.    

kelis is THE most pathetic woman I have read about in a long time

what happened to being a tough independent woman?? 15,000 a month on herself?? DOES SHE HAVE A JOB?

she is a disgusting PIG!!!!!!!!!!

I am grossed out by her sense of entitlement. Grow up and quit relying on a man for everything you stupid gold digging money wh00re!

she is basically DONE in the entertainment business....she will have lost the respect of everyone by the time this is all said and done...hope it was worth it you lazy cow!

1952 days ago
22.

The REAL DEAL    

Why doesn't she call the White House and ask Obama for money. She is black and entitled to what ever she wants based on all of the policies and actions our disgrace of a president has made since taking office to favor and provide 100 percent financial support for the black race.

1952 days ago
23.

Linda Mott    

Tell Nas to do the right thing and show her the money!

1952 days ago
24.

Mike    

It amazes me how some people's appetite for somebody else s money is insatiable. She makes more money then a vast amount of Americans yet she still thinks she should get more? Is that a joke?

Why is it that some of you believe that HER responsibility to her child should be subsidized? It takes two to make a baby, but apparently it only takes one who makes more to pay for raising that baby.

Like I said, she makes a helleva lot more money than most Americans which is plenty to raise a child on. She needs to be responsible for her own child and bear the cost of child rearing. Come on!

1952 days ago
25.

sickofKate    

If she's unemployed she has no need for a nanny and has no business taking vacations.

1952 days ago
26.

M.P.    

"$15,000 a month on entertainment, gifts and vacations" cut back like the rest of us, greedy ho.

1952 days ago
27.

Corey Feldman is the king of douche!    

Who are these losers?

1952 days ago
28.

Mr.DNA    

I ain't saying she a gold digger......

1952 days ago
29.

nikki    

WHAT!!!!!!! is this women crazy????? most people only make 20,000 a year let alone a month! i have one word for kelis........BUDGET!

1952 days ago
30.

Fuck michael vick    

MAKE A LAW TO PROTECT MEN FROM THIS SH@T OBAMA WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SIGN OUR RIGHTS AWAY WITHOUT THE DUMB B#TCHES SIGNATURE NAS DONT WANT THAT BABY

1952 days ago
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