Nas, Kelis Reach New Spousal Support Agreement

By Erika Ramirez

Nas can take a breather.

On Friday (January 7), the Los Angeles County Superior Court reportedly cut the financial support the MC was paying divorcee/singer Kelis by half, according to court documents rustled up by TMZ. The Queens native will be paying a bit over $5,000 a month in child support and $20,00 in spousal support.

It’s a pretty penny but not nearly as much when compared to what Nas was initially subject to hand over. The Distant Relatives rapper was originally ordered to pay an estimated amount of $500,000 per month in child and spousal support, in support of Kelis and their son, Knight.

RapFix suggests that Nas seek advice from other MCs that have children with women that aren’t their wives — after speaking to his lawyers, of course — like 50 Cent and Diddy.

For example, Diddy arranged for the child support he pays to Misa Hylton-Brim, the mother of his first child, son Justin, reduced to $19,000 from $35,000. 50 Cent’s ex Shaniqua Tomkins initially asked for $50,000 a month in support for their son Marquis but in 2008, with the help of attorney Brett Kimmel, Fif negotiated the sum down to $6,700.

Hopefully Nas and Kelis’ new support agreement keeps all parties happy, but we still can’t help but wish everyone would just stay together.

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