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Nas -- Half the Man He Used to Be

1/7/2011 5:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nas just had his child and spousal support obligations sliced in half, but he still has to pay ex-wife Kelis a pretty penny ... TMZ has learned.

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According to legal docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Nas must now pay a tad over $5,000 a month in child support and $20,000 a month in spousal support.

It sounds like a lot, but Nas was paying twice that until he convinced the judge the bad economy has even hit the rap biz hard.

So this month, Nas pockets an extra $25k for himself.

One love.


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1.

STARR C    

No doubt! 1 Luv Nas

1196 days ago
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JLS    

Don't know much about him but she is really a piece of crappola. With what I know of her, she probably set him up producing the kid. You know-a nice ride for 18 years until the kid is of age.

Terrible woman.

1196 days ago
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NDNchief    

NAS is a great artist. Unfortunately, he got scammed by kelis. He must have only seen her with the MAC forcefield on. Because without the makeup she is beat. Her milkshake is sour now.

1196 days ago
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Lori    

The dude has to pay for his kid...period. He played, he pays...whether or not she set him up? PLEASE, he's an adult, he knows what happens when he does the dirty with no protection...pay up sucka.

As for the spousal? seems kind of high, but whatever, sounds like he can hack it.

1196 days ago
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larry    

@Lori STFU!

1196 days ago
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Jackie    

@ Lori....So does the woman need to use protection or a right to abstain from sex. Don't think it's always the man's fault that a woman becomes. Both of them are adults and decided to have sex with no protection and got pregnant. STOP ****ING DOUBLE STANDARDS.

1196 days ago
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whaaaat    

@larry @Jackie uhm wtf. Why are you guys attacking Lori? I'm assuming you didn't see the second and third comments? Douchebags.

1196 days ago
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stfu    

Lori needs to stfu he pays $5000 and 20,000 in support to this drag queen. Before that it was $50,000 of which 40000 she pocketed. No woman deserves that kind of money unless she can prove that she helped him in his career (highly unlikely). He isn't a deadbeat dad he pays 10,000 - 5,000 in support so stfu.

1196 days ago
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larry    

@whaaaat...you STFU too! Nas is not the only one that shoould have to to financially talke care of his child!

1196 days ago
10.

FO REAL    

THIS IS COMPLETE BS. LET KELIS GO GET A JOB. NAS IS A LYRICAL GENIOUS AND ALL HIS ROYALTIES SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO HER FAT ASS!!! SHE IS 50% RESPONSIBLE TOO. NO KID REQUIRES 5 GRAND A MONTH OR NO WOMAN SHOULD GET 20 GRAND A MONTH FOR DOING NOTHING. MAYBE WHEN THE KID IS GOING TO SCHOOL BUT NOT NOW...PAAAHHHLEASE.

1196 days ago
11.

TMZ dont like me    

Man, Nas still getting shafted. Like the classic song he had on Illmatic, "Life's A B!@ch".....

1196 days ago
12.

DizzKid    

If the roles were reverse, there would be a bus load of women here saying he a deadbeat, or men ain't **** crap. It's funny how society works.

1195 days ago
13.

webstar    

The child support number now looks about reasonable...spousal support is for weak-minded chickenheads whose careers cannot support their over indulgent lifestyle.

Glad Nas got it lowered though. I like the guy.

1195 days ago
14.

Kalvin    

I still don't understand as to why some sort of system hasn't been enforced to make these lazy ass spouses (whether man or woman) get up off of their asses, and make their own money after a certain time. Why should any EX have to continue to pay for your expensive lifestyle after a divorce? They should make it to were after divorce you only get 3 months (min) to 1 year (max depending on the amount) of spousal support after divorcing someone. smh However, I do respect Nas for taking care of his child, as far as Kelis, get a damn job lady!

1195 days ago
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bboy    

$5k in child support is not the problem or issue, its the $20k in spousal support is what is outrageous...they weren't married for a long time & he was already established since 1991. the court system are so unfair to men...Kelis needs to go get a fkn job!!!

1195 days ago
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