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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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106.

femi    

Regardless of what a man/woman earns a month or what percentage he/she then decides to spend on themselves (which is not for us to judge because it's not our money) $5000 is MORE THAN ENOUGH to take care of ANY baby !!! Go to ANY grocery store and check out baby products and calculate how much a baby needs (a new born at that) to survive.Every last one of you commenting on this article dont spend 10% of $5k a month on your baby so why should we demand that this man fork over that much ??? Even if he made $1million/month does that then mean the cost of raising an infant is $5000/month ??? Does baby food cost more at Walmart or Selfridges because his name is Nas ?? His ex-wife is shameless for insinuating she needs that much for her baby and any judge who grants such is clearly not a spokesperson for common sense.

1881 days ago
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Rawdiga    

This is retarted for people to expect this man to fork over 1/2 of what he makes for "child support" when we all know that it is baby mama support she did not earn one dime for him and yet she feels that she is owed half I agree he should take care of his child but come on the amount is absurd 55k a month. all those out there what if you were in his shoes making 12.00 an hour and were forced to give up 50% of your income plus pay medical expenses and still be expected to SURVIVE lets be real this system is at best laughable when it comes to child support come on how much does it really take to raise a child they do studies for everything else then why is this one not done its time for men to join together and let these skeezers know that we still have to live while they move on to the next victim how can we be an effective man when all we have is going to another household if they did not have child they still would have bills so why should we pay. ie they still have to eat pay light gas telephone cable etc a child does not make that much difference.

1881 days ago
108.

Sophie    

If the money is such a big deal he should take custody of the child so that the child, as everyone says can have the lifestyle he deserves. As for her, she is stupid if she has no money why divorce him ? Hello regardless she is still trying to live off his money !

1876 days ago
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fromkellytowilliams    

5k may sound like alot and its true as normal working class people we dont spend half as much on our babies but to celebs that maybe reasonable they spend more on there children she wants a nanny or nurse to help her she wants expensive clothes for the child they spend it on there selves so they want to also spend it on the child i think its silly that people try to dictate how someone else spends money on there child

1863 days ago
110.

heather    

hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, women forgive but never forget, when a woman puts all her faith and has your back 200% it is not a good idea to diddle some skag on tour behind her back. Nas youre an idiot without a prenupt and you cheat on your wife. Shame on you moron

1853 days ago
111.

crissy    

another woman scorned,that all this kelis is mad as hell, only one thing would make a woman break man like she's doing he CHEATED!!!!! So I say go forward GIRL!!!!!

1593 days ago
112.

deemoney    

Did anyone here forget nas has a daughter what about Destiny all you females want to do is justify women using matrimony as a winfall kelis cheated too and for the record nas aint gonna be making this kind of money when knight is ten or sixteen you think Kelis is gonna let him get a reduction hell no she wants to drive the man into the poor house damn.

1591 days ago
113.

deemoney    

Did anyone here forget nas has a daughter what about Destiny all you females want to do is justify women using matrimony as a winfall kelis cheated too and for the record nas aint gonna be making this kind of money when knight is ten or sixteen you think Kelis is gonna let him get a reduction hell no she wants to drive the man into the poor house damn.

1591 days ago
114.

deemoney    

just preordered distant relatives nas gotta pay this chick sum stacks. Nas need to go hard for three years buy a 20 year annuity to pay this ****. plus he got taxes too damn Nas, still my favorite rapper though.

1591 days ago
115.

Steve    

I love Nas, and have listened to him since '91. I pay 20% in child support based on my income. For 2 kids that comes out to 750 a month. But he is wrong in this matter. Law says we must pay atleast 20% in child suppport based on income and he pays no where near that.
And for people complaining about teachers not making money. Music artist nearly control how much they CAN make based on music sales of the music they make. Which means that basicaly work for themselves

1571 days ago
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