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Nas to Kelis: I Can't Afford You!

5/5/2010 6:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nas claims he can't afford to pay Kelis the child and spousal support ordered by the court.

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As we first reported, a court ordered Nas last month to pay more than $87,000 in back spousal and child support.  The judge also ordered Nas to pay Kelis $10,000 a month in spousal support to stay current.  It's unclear how much Nas is required to pay in monthly child support.

Nas says in the new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... the judge predicated the order on Nas making $152,031 a month, but the rapper says he makes "substantially less than that amount."

Nas' lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, is asking the judge to take another look at the damage to Nas' wallet.

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16.

Altro    

Kanye had the right idea in his song 'Gold Digger' when he said,"If you aint a punk, hollah we want pre-nup, we want pre-nup...yeah. Its something that you need to have, cause when she leaves your @ss, she gone leave with half."

1444 days ago
17.

beachboy    

don't worry he has distant relitives the album coming may 18. he can give money then.

1444 days ago
18.

disgusted    

That isn't very "gangster" to claim he is broke instead of supporting the mother of his child and the child they created...together!!! Maybe if he sold some of those Louis Vuitton scarves and Gucci this and Prada that...he could afford to pay his bills. Then again, maybe I should blame the attorney. Mark Vincent Kaplan, wasn't that Kevin Federline's attorney? Seems he likes to represent Men that like to mooch off of rich, talented women!!!

1444 days ago
19.

PeakinDiamond    

The court system for child support & alimony is a joke like 911. All that **** is set up in favor for women. You can be a good responsible father to your child use your cash to support your child and then taken to court for child support. If that happens and the father does not have receipts of what he has done for the kid... he's screwed for all the mother has to do is verbally say that the father is absent. Whether it's a lie or not... it's a done deal. Why is there never the question to the mothers if they have proof about the father absents. I'm just saying... how can the father pull a receipt out his ass if he's been giving the mother cash. I just feel the court systems should do FULL investigations before ordering child support or alimony. Just as many dead beat dads there are, it's just as many women who abuse the systems.

1444 days ago
20.

nastynorm    

don't marry em rent em

1444 days ago
21.

ivyvine    

Who the hell are these people?

1444 days ago
22.

HotRodGirl Becky    

jesus, that nose job is crazy. proud fierce African warrior woman posing in her awesome videos with a nose job. sad but she must be happy...

1444 days ago
23.

janejordan    

This sounds eerily familar!



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1444 days ago
24.

dizzle    

That is messed up, i feel you Nas. The family court system is a joke!

1444 days ago
25.

WD41    

Regardless of what income the wife has coming in the father has to pay child support. If you don't pay child support then you are not a man. Coolio's baby mama had to drag his butt to court recently to get a modest $300.00 a month(which he claims that he still can't pay).

1444 days ago
26.

ross    

it just wouldnt be kelis if she wasnt looking for a hand out or to take advantage of someone. she is a disgrace!freeloader get a job and take care of your kids yourself like the rest of us.

1444 days ago
27.

Quiet As Kept    

In the words of Nas from back in the day "Life's a bitch/But
God forbit the bitch divorce me/ ...

1444 days ago
28.

suckballs    

There's no way Nas is bringing in that kind of cash. Maybe 10 years ago but times have changed for the music industry. Take the dumb **** deep sea fishing and call it a day.

1444 days ago
29.

Nicole K. Phillips     

You see this is exactly why they should not be getting a divorce. Marriage is serious and I just wish things were different for the two of them. That poor baby is stuck in the middle of all this, and that's a milkshake black diamond shame.

1444 days ago
30.

thatbrutha    

Silly white folks, and others who don't know who these people are what did VH-1 break down?
NAS is important maybe the next Entourage will have some of his music playing in the background to help educate you.
Kellis
who really cares!

1444 days ago
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