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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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Lioness    

Okay first off, they were married-you show me a married couple who uses protection while having sex and I'll show you a walking fish. Second, none of you know the background and reason for their divorce so saying she just trapped him is a little...ehhh ridiculous. They've been together for years and she could've been "trapped" him espcially when he was much hotter back then. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOTS OF MONEY GET DIVORCED!! THE MORE YOU MAKE-THE MORE YOU PAY! It happens damn near everyday in Hollywood so I really don't see the big deal-O I forgot they're in HollyHood-that may well be the difference SMH

1200 days ago
17.

MissChaise    

Time out... How is the spousal support more than the child support?!?!? I may get kicked out of the girl's club for saying this but that just doesn't seem right to me!

1200 days ago
18.

Rachel Rothechild    

What Nas your Blod Sacrifice not paying off. Your mason brothers like Jay-Z and Kanye cannot help! Say it ain't so.... yikes.

1200 days ago
19.

TMS    

$20K a month in spousal support?!?! Isn't she a rapper in her own right who makes her own money!?!? Unbelievable.

1200 days ago
20.

God Son Across The Belly    

W T F O M G! 5k a month for CHILD SUPPORT, 20k for SPOUSAL SUPPORT? USA have lost their mother freaking MIND. Kids in poor countries BARELY EARN A DOLLAR being Slaves DUE TO THE MINERAL TRADE. Someones going to HELL!

1200 days ago
21.

TishTash    

Maybe the judge saw how much money Kelis spent on looking like a boiling hot mess on a daily basis and the judge has enough of that f*ckery! OMG, have you seen Kelis lately?!

1200 days ago
22.

Prettylady4life    

What I don't get is why he has to pay her spousal support in the first place, when they are both artist. The judge awarded her to damn much when they divorced. Kudos for Nas, because they weren't together that long and she isn't worth the money he had to payout. She was a industry hoe before her marriage to Nas!

1199 days ago
23.

Fred G. Sanford    

Hey yall leave my baby Kelis alone, were living very well off Nas's 20 grand per Month so all you haters go and hate on somebody else cause we living the good life all thanx to your boy. Nasty Nas, Nas to Escobar LOL.

1199 days ago
24.

cassy    

no one needs $20G/mo in spousal support. This guy's attorney sucks.

1197 days ago
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