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Nas -- I Don't Make What Kelis Thinks

7/13/2009 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nas -- I Don't Make What Kelis ThinksNas has fired back in his bitter divorce case with Kelis claiming he's paid her more than she says and he makes less than she thinks.

For starters, Kelis claims Nas raked in $11 million for his album deal. Nas fired back in legal papers, "I did not receive even half that amount"... claiming it's more like $4 mil. Nas claims his income is declining, and he's only pulling in $147,165 a month.

As for what he spends ... $71,371.96 a month, which includes $10,000 a month in clothing/hair/toiletries/personal effects.

Kelis, who is about to give birth to their child, claims Nas hasn't paid a penny for child or spousal support since he left her. Nas, who says he wants to be "fully involved" in the parenting of their child, claims he's agreed to pay $350 for a stroller, $450 for a baby sling and $1,598 for two cribs.

Nas thinks $5,000 a month is reasonable for child support since the kid will just be a newborn.

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"look at winehouse. she's your people. Yuk! besides." LOL. #26

1930 days ago

Just sayin    

Appendix: The Statewide Child Support Guideline Family Code §4055

(a) The statewide uniform guideline for determining child support orders is as follows: CS = K (HN - (H%) (TN)).

(b) (1) The components of the formula are as follows:
(A) CS = child support amount.
(B) K = amount of both parents' income to be allocated for child
support as set forth in paragraph (3).
(C) HN = high earner's net monthly disposable income.
(D) H% = approximate percentage of time that the high earner has
or will have primary physical responsibility for the children
compared to the other parent. In cases in which parents have
different time-sharing arrangements for different children, H% equals
the average of the approximate percentages of time the high earner
parent spends with each child.
(E) TN = total net monthly disposable income of both parties.
(2) To compute net disposable income, see Section 4059.
(3) K (amount of both parents' income allocated for child support)
equals one plus H% (if H% is less than or equal to 50 percent) or
two minus H% (if H% is greater than 50 percent) times the following

Total Net Disposable
Income Per Month K
$0-800 0.20 + TN /16,000
$801-6,666 0.25
$6,667-10,000 0.10 + 1,000/TN
Over $10,000 0.12 + 800/TN

1930 days ago


Okay just to start the black comments are ridiculous! Is it just me or is our economy in the dumps because of ALL races not just blacks. It's obvious that skin color does not determine stupidity. the comments make that apparent!

Being black must not be that bad. Check out who the president is!

Nas is a rapper that has made millions over at least a 12 year span. He may only be making a over a 100k now but the guys has a fortune. and for those of you doubting that shut up until you can reach his talent level. You problably could not even step foot into his bank. For the most part his raps are about young black men cleaning themselves up stupid. The guy is a lyrical poet! check any sites! BTW he would not have been this rich if only poor blacks brought his music idiot. The fact that you took time out of your day to comment on him makes him a winner and u the loser!

The last time I check Kelis's is a singer that has a fan base tha is mostly white. She is a pop star not a rap star. She is only asking for the amount because she also make money touring but has not due to carrying his son!

She should get at least 15k a month...

Also, for the person that wrote *ucker igger* You would get your mouth smashed in face to face!! So just keep typing that silly.

1930 days ago


With the ressession going on, kellis is obviously clueless. Nas isn't that big of a star to make that much money. So i think he doesn't have as much as she thinks he does. 5 years ago, maybe. Now? Not so much. Honestly, people are spending their money stupidly in this industry, they will be bankrupt soon.

I agree 5000 a month in child support is MORE THAN ENOUGH!!!!!! i mean some people can only afford to pay 100 bucks a month child support (those on welfare)........SOME people don't even make 5000 dollars a month working (average american who doesn't have a good paying job)! She is just way too greedy......

1930 days ago


5000 a month is not enough for a newborn ...or is not enough to pay Kelis own personal expenses??? for her..yeah very little... for a newborn to to have a nanny, clothes, diapers... ITS MORE THAN ENOUGH

1930 days ago


Note: I don't think it has anything to do with race. White people spend their money just as stupidly, gambling, on hookers, etc..LOL.

1930 days ago


Also, in terms he actually makes 100k a month. Why is it his purpose to lavish her greedy lifestyle? If she raised her child without nannies, provided to be a nurturing mother without having to rely on assistance all the time like other celeb moms, she could easily live off 5000 a month in child support. Just because she has to have the best of everything, makes it that much more expensive...and unneeded. I don't care how much someone makes.

For those who have the dough and don't want to marry a gold digger: SIGN A PRENUP!!!!!!!!! And as far as kids go, pay only as much as the child really needs, set up a trust fund for the child so the mother can't get her hands on it..not what the mother needs.

1930 days ago


15. #7 You're an idiot. When we write "who are these people?", we aren't actually asking a question. We are implying that these people are worthless. Go back to the corner of your room and rock back and forth in the fetal position, you cretin.

Number 15 - I was actually commenting on the poor journalism. The article has no introduction - looks like some paragraphs are missing.

1930 days ago


$5000 is more than reasonable!

1930 days ago


He pays more for his clothing than he is willing to pay for child support? That's beyond wrong.

1930 days ago


What a loser!

1930 days ago


Do you people see the crew Nas hangs out with constantly? He probably pays for all his "friends" to have a good time yet he doesn't feel that paying for his own damn kid to survive is fair. You can support your entourage but you can't support your kid? How pathetic!
Maybe if you didn't spend all your money on needless luxuries and women and your entourage of "friends" you might have a couple extra bucks to spare. The $5k a month is a reasonable amount for a new baby, but to bitch and whine about it is just plain disrespectful.
Should have thought about having a kid before you went and did it. Sounds like someone needs to get their priorities straight.

1930 days ago

ms wonderland    

Um to those of u who think nas is some fly by night broke in 2 yrs one hit wonder...nas has been dubbed in top 5 on most list of greatest rappers by many since the early 90s..u don't have to respect it but don't be ignorant about it...poor blacks aren't the major consumers of rap cds..its white kids..don't u know who ur kids listen to? Ur kids made him rich..jealous??? Haha. His child will be taken care of obviously he is better than most of u he hasn't had a child in what 15 yrs? He got married and tried to do it right the 2nd time and it didn't work. Nas is actually the anti stereotype of most rappers. He isn't a saint but most of his music is about addressing the issues head on.......associating kelis to milkshake is kinda sad...her biggest hit but dumbest song..kelis was out for years and was an actual artist w individuality but milkshake overshadowed all that. Oh well. They're still more rich than you or I so trying to bring them down with insults they will laugh to the bank. And drink malt liquor allllll they want. Haters.

1930 days ago


Please stop calling this woman a gold digger. She made a name and money of her own well before she married NAS which is why there is no pre-nup. How good of a nanny can 5k get for a celebrity baby??? His kid should be just as protected as he is if not more. What is wrong with a pregnant wife asking her husband to provide for her and his child? It seems that she stop working after they married and from what I hear it's because he wanted her to stop. For that he should pay.

1930 days ago


Why do they each have only one idiotic name????

1930 days ago
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