Singer has baby, then gets more good news delivered
Kelis must be on Cloud Nine right now. Just one day removed from giving birth to a healthy baby boy, L.A. Superior Court Judge Louis Meisinger has ordered former husband Nas to pay her nearly $44,000 in monthly support for the near future.
09:00PM ET July 23, 2009
Contributor : Hip Hop Blog Staff
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The sparring musicians have been going back and forth over support payments for several months, with Kelis, whose full name is Kelis Rogers, insisting that Nas hasn't paid many of the bills associated with the pregnancy. The rapper's attorney told the judge that his client has paid $30,000 in expenses and the former couple's health insurance has been maintained.
A hearing on whether the payments should be changed will be heard on September 8.
Meisinger rejected an earlier offer from Nas' side of a one-time payment of $20,000, saying more money per month would be needed to maintain Kelis' lifestyle. The judge also told Rogers' attorney that the singer has 30 days to return to the couple's L.A. house or not.
The judge also ordered Nas to pay $45,000 for Rogers' attorney fees.
The Queens rapper had better get to touring, making a new album or sumthin', 'cuz these bills are gonna start eating at his pocket with the quickness.