Just one day after the birth of their son Knight, a judge ordered Nas to pay Kelis nearly $40,000 in monthly support Huffington Post reports. Neither Nas, whose real name is Nasir Jones, nor Kelis, whose full name is Kelis Rogers, attended Thursday’s hearing.
The Milkshake singer will receive $30,471 in spousal support per month and the couple’s son will receive $9,027, according to the court records.
The two have been sparring over support payments for several months, with Kelis contending that Nas hasn’t paid many of her pregnancy costs. Nas’ attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, stated that the rapper has paid $30,000 in expenses and the former couple’s health insurance has been maintained.
A hearing on whether the payments should be altered is scheduled for Sept. 8.
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“The beautiful baby boy and his mother are doing wonderful,” Kelis’ publicist Tracy Nguyen said in a statement.
Kaplan said Nas arrived at the hospital about five minutes before the birth of his son, while Nguyen said Kelis’ mother and sister were in the hospital room for the birth.
Rogers gave birth to their son at a New York hospital on Wednesday (July 22). The 29-year-old filed for divorce from the 35-year-old rapper in April. The couple wed in July 2003.