Congrats to Kelis for parlaying her broken marriage to rapper Nas into a financial windfall for herself and their newborn son, Knight. I'm surprised they didn't name the baby "N*gger."

Now watch Nas file for bankruptcy...

From TMZ.com:

Kelis just hit the jackpot in court today -- a judge awarded her a ton of money in her bitter divorce battle with estranged hubby Nas.

A judge decided Nas has to pay Kelis $55,000 a month in combined spousal and child support -- plus the mortgage on their L.A. residence.

Nas also has to pay Kelis -- who gave birth last night to the couple's only child -- for the baby nurse, prenatal expenses and medical insurance.

The rapper also has to pay $35,000 to his worst nightmare -- Kelis' lawyer, disso-queen Laura Wasser.

  • http://myspace.com/latituded400 Shannon

    I guess Nas didn't have Miss I Hate You So Much Right Now sign a Prenup before he drank her Milkshake! Can you file bankruptcy on Child Support and Alimony?

  • alexander

    i read $44k somewhere else.

  • Daisy

    Sandra that was funny naming the baby the N word lol I hope the work all that out for Knights sake

  • Anna

    Too bad I just typed this in the last post.
    1Shannon Says:

    I guess Nas didn’t have Miss I Hate You So Much Right Now sign a Prenup before he drank her Milkshake! Can you file bankruptcy on Child Support and Alimony?
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    That's a bill that will forever remain. If your income decreases you can ask for a modification. I know 70 yr old men who just got done paying child support off.

  • speaking da truth

    @ Anna,

    So he has to pay her 55K for the rest of his life? I know child support is 18yrs or 21ish if the child goes to college, right? But do you pay alimony forever? What if she gets married again?

  • Anna

    speaking da truth Says:

    @ Anna,

    So he has to pay her 55K for the rest of his life? I know child support is 18yrs or 21ish if the child goes to college, right? But do you pay alimony forever? What if she gets married again?
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    Sorry I didn't explain it all. Not the alimony. That is usually a set date or yes until she gets married.

  • melinla

    Seriously? She gets more a month than some people make in a year....WOW!

  • mizzdallas

    Nas should have ether that bish

  • KaraZ

    FUGGGG! now you know what's next right? YUP that other gold digger he sperminated coming to ask for adjustment to her support, but she was never the wife, so she better not start spending the money before she gets it.

    Can Nas even afford $55K a month? did his last album even make that much?

  • Avanti

    Message to Nas... Its cheaper to keep her!!!!

    You better get on some reconciliation type ish ASAP!

  • speaking da truth

    Thanks for explaining, Anna!!

  • Avanti

    @Karaz ... He can afford it. They make the ruling based on his known & documented finances. I read somewhere last week that he brings in well over $100K/month anyway. Plus Kelis said they own I think 5 houses.

    Plus, if he doesn't have it... THIS IS MOTIVATION FOR A NEW ALBUM!

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    That ish is ridiculous. $55K per month. Get the hell out of here.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    I don't care what type of milkshake she has, it ain't worth $55K per month.

  • candycane

    That's some straight up BULLCHYT!!!!!!!!!! DOesnt she have a phuckin career, gettin her own dayum money. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

  • masonmom

    nas aint got no dmn 55k a month! yall cant tell me other wise!

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice

    melinla Says:
    Seriously? She gets more a month than some people make in a year….WOW!
    ----

    i was thinking that. thats crazy. why does she need that much money????

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    And I thought The Rock had to pay a lot when his ex got 22K a month...I guess I should be happy with my little $1,100 a month from my ex...LOL...at least I won't have to worry about him trying to have me killed when he can't afford to pay anymore! YIKES!

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    And I thought The Rock had to pay a lot when his ex got 22K a month…I guess I should be happy with my little $1,100 a month from my ex…LOL…at least I won’t have to worry about him trying to have me killed when he can’t afford to pay anymore! YIKES!

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    @ Mika this is a serious question.... 1100 on how many kids? i ask cause i may have to file for CS soon for my 5 yo!

  • KaraZ

    Avanti Says:

    @Karaz … He can afford it. They make the ruling based on his known & documented finances. I read somewhere last week that he brings in well over $100K/month anyway. Plus Kelis said they own I think 5 houses.

    Plus, if he doesn’t have it… THIS IS MOTIVATION FOR A NEW ALBUM!
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    Even if he is making $100K a month, why should she get half? She's the one who showed up on a sex tape while she was married to this man. If I were him, I'd take the gloves off and handle this, gold digging hot in the pants ho that he tried to make a housewife, properly in court. Ego be damned, this chick didn't do much to help him make that money, she doesn't deserve half of his income.

  • pointhimout

    what's all the hoopla? his fees to perform will go up, that's all. again, nothing to see here people. $55,000 a month, including the mortgage on the house. no chick, sell the crib. If you want it, YOU PAY FOR IT. now that is some bs right there. speaking of ho club promotions, i suppose tameka foster will try to pull this too. im sure right now she's choppin it up with her girls thinking she should be able to get just as much, if not more since usher--is usher.

    awh, and men still think they're the most powerful.

  • masonmom

    some women get greedy wit the child support. i have a verbal agreement wit mason's dad and all i ask him to take care of is daycare. everything else i can hold it down. now if he decides to get simple, i got that soc sec # on lock and i know where the mama, grandmama, sister, friends live and hang out..dont phk wit me!

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    @ Spongebob...it depends on the state. I'm in Texas and here you get 25% of the income if its the non-custodial parents first child. WELL, my ex finally claimed his first daughter right before he filed so that it would drop my percentage, so I only get 22%. My child support is $735 for two kids, and I get spousal support (I got a settlement of $12,000 to be paid out over the next four years for $350 a month. I was also given 35% of his retirement from the Army (and people think you have to be married for 10 years to get it...we only had 7.5 years) but if I remarry I don't get it. I'm about to send in modification paperwork to the state attorney general because he got promoted again, which will bump the child support up about $300-$400.

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    Masonmom...I at one point wanted to just forget everything cause I was so stressed, but think about it this way...it's not for YOU, it's for your child. If you think you don't need it, put it in an account so that the baby can go to college. Men get away with too much in my opinion and definitely LOVE it when the woman tells him she don't want his money...my ex tried to give me $400 a month for two kids...I told him I would do this the legal way because I don't want no problems down the line. I'm taking care of my kids on my own, his money is just a bonus that goes into their savings accounts!

  • Anna

    I got $272/wk for 3 kids. Those 18 yrs. go by real fast. LOL. My ex still helps the kids with car repairs and 2 kids are in college so he pays for the medical and helps with tuition.

    pointhimout Says:
    i suppose tameka foster will try to pull this too. im sure right now she’s choppin it up with her girls thinking she should be able to get just as much, if not more since usher–is usher.
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    Don't forget Mrs Foster bore 2 little Ushers.

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    Anna...aren't we still waiting for paternity on Ursh #2?

  • KaraZ

    @Mika79, that's the right thing to do, get it on paper, so if someone Steve McNair's his ass or something, there's already legal paperwork to back you up so that his estate will continue to support your children. A mature responsible father will have no problem with that.

  • Anna

    Mika79 Says:

    Anna…aren’t we still waiting for paternity on Ursh #2?
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    How quickly I forget. I was always team Meka. I have mentioned that I sure hope as old as she is that she did not try to put that baby on Ush. It's bad enough most did not support her in marriage, they will chew her up and spit her out in divorce if "he is not the father".

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    KaraZ...ain't that the truth...it isn't just about the mother...what if something happens to the man paying the child support? You don't have anything in writing, you are screwed. You can't go to his family and say "Well he promised to pay for this and this and this"...Where is the proof? My friend is shacking up with her baby daddy and you best BELIEVE she still went to court to get child support filed...and they been in that situation for 3 years! Don't trust it!

    Anna...I hope not, it's gotta be a sad thing for a man to think that the baby he always knew as his isn't...but I shole can't wait to find out!!!!

  • masonmom

    thats what kim porter did wit diddy!

  • Anna

    I am glad I was not the only one to live with a man but still file for CS. You never know what can happen. The checks came back to the home. When I filed for CS we were not together but got back together and I/we never cared much about it because it was not much. Just enough to have a paper trail and an open case. I had two kids and the time and wanted the minium. Most courts don't care if a man has a J O B or not, they order them to at least pay $25/wk/kid. (They know a man can hustle that) Once I got preg with the 3rd kid and after she turned 3 and we split up, yes I did ask for more. I see too many moms who are either afraid/stupid/dumb or don't care how hard they have to work and never file for CS, It not about you, it's about the kids. I think a woman who does not file for support is committing child abuse. The mom should not have to work 2 jobs to pay for everything and their kids never gets to see them because she is to lazy/stupid etc... to file. Some dead beat dads that women try to call them are not dead beat. The woman did not make him man up. Don't think that he is not taking care of Beckys kids with money that should go to yours. Becky's kids are sitting pretty while you and his kids are sitting in the dark because you want to be "superwomen". Some women are so selfish.

  • iscream

    I think he got a good deal out of it. I see regular day to day men have to pay more. And at least the divorce didn't have to be drug out for years. The settlement is based on his income so to us 55k sounds grandelous but to her it may not be.

    Good for Kelis either way.

  • Kymystry

    Some people shouldn't be allowed to procreate

  • Anna

    Kymystry Says:

    Some people shouldn’t be allowed to procreate
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    So true. But does it remind you of where the word "Grandparent" came from. My theory is a White guy who worked so much he did not get to be around to appreciate his own kids so he gets to be the "great guy" to his grand child(ren).

  • http://nwmasssmedia.com NichelleWalker/nwmasssmedia.com

    @iscream you seen more from reg dudes?? 55K a month

    @Anna I wouldn't advise any woman who has a crazy abusive ex to put child support on him. I know a few women who got killed that way. To me it ain't that deep, it all depends on the man if he's crazy than I wouldn't bother.... Me myself I don't care I not fighting nobody or when they lose they job they wanna think of ways to off me so they don't have to pay... No thanks I personally rather have joint custody I told my ex he can keep his money because he and his ho will be babysitting. So we exchange them every other week works for me. what's a check??? then he moved on to the next check taking care of her kids and your having a hard time finding a baby sitter... The courts can make him pay but they can't make them spend anytime with them. I need my time to, so I can live my life just like he's doing....

  • Anna

    @Anna I wouldn’t advise any woman who has a crazy abusive ex to put child support on him. I know a few women who got killed that way.
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    Sorry I did not elaberate enough. I know a woman who has to call the baby daddy for child support. He gives her what ever but has her meet him in a public parking lot with lots of stores around. He makes her chase him down to give her a few bucks. I would have taken his so called slick acting ass to court. This is another way for him to control her, but she lets him so who am I to get mad, oh yeah, because the kid calls me "Auntie Anna" and her child is my niece.

  • masonmom

    i definitely feel you but in the event something happens to daddy and he didnt take the initiative to make sure his son is taking care of my life will still not stop and my son will still be taken care of. money vs quality time is priceless and invaluable. my dad gave my mom a measley $200 a month for me til i was 18 and it didnt stop her from spoiling me. i got faith that whether i still get paid or not WE will still live comfortably.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    It's cheaper to keep her. I'm still holding out hope they will reconcile. Right now his image is as fake as CB4. Is he ever going to give any of his children the benefit of an intact family? Later for that back to Africa sh*t. Nas needs to get his house in order.

  • Anna

    I am so happy for any child who was rasied with a caring parent, or caring parents. I know it is not about the money. I do wish my kids could have spent more time with their dad. Too many times my kids sat with clothes packed and their dad did not show up, it hurt me as much as it hurt our kids. It is about quality time and I am greatful that after a few times that this happened I was not the bad guy. I never denied my ex access to our children. My opinion is that he out of guilt still takes/help our kids because he wants to make up for lost time, even if he has to pay for it with money that is no longer "garnished". He still helps out. I have been married for a decade now and I know my kids give my hubby more props than the man who was in the delivery room when I had them. It is what it is and if we woman quit being "groppies/fans and stop opening our legs for a "pay check" all is good. Men good or bad are still going to be men at the end of the day. Is it wrong to not go after the bad boy/ baller or keep away from a man who is not yours. I guess you know by now cheating happing with my kids dad. Stuff happens and I never wanted him to not be able to see his/our kids.

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    Anna all I can say is you speak the truth in your words...nothing left to say!

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Also I can't help but continue to be amazed that T.I. is only paying $2000 a month for child support. Does Nas really make that much more money than him? Or is it what Kelis used as her main argument which is she needs to be kept in the lifestlye that Nas accostomed her to and T.I.'s baby mama has always been broke? I just don't get it.

    Still Nas is an idiot for stubbornly allowing his marraige to fall apart for whatever reason when his wife wanted to work it out. He's also an idiot for clearly spending every single dollar he earns on living lavishly. I bet he has no savings at all and when his career is over he won't be able to afford all that crap.

  • Daisy

    @Bird TIs baby mama now gets 5K on top of him paying for their school and healthcare as he should. If you really think those kids hurt for anything then... well let me stop while I am ahead.lol

    As far as NAS goes his image is NOT fake and just because he loves Africa and speaks truth to power doesn't mean he can't get divorced. He can still be a father to his kids. Kelis wanted this divorce(isn't she the one that filed) I don't recall hearing or reading that she wanted to work things out and he said no. So please fill me in on that story thank you very kindly.

  • flyqtnva

    @BIRD
    I think the diff may be that Nas and Kelis were married and TI babymama is just that a babymama.... we all need to make better choices thats all..I think all married couples should try their hardest to maintain...but people let their EGO take over...and u know the rest

  • Kat

    dag....i hope they reconcile too. i thought they were a cute couple.

  • iscream

    @ Nichelle I work for the courts in an upscale section of NY. When I say regular dudes I mean working, non celebs. & yes I see it everyday.

    Women getting 80k, house, restraining orders, custody, car payment ect. It amazes me sometimes the things I see.

  • intensemocha

    HE SHOULD HAVE TRIED TO WORK SOMETHING OUT BEFORE IT GOT THIS FAR....

    BUT LIKE MOST MEN-WHEN IT COMES TO CHILD SUPPORT/SPOUSAL SUPPORT RATHER IT BE 10 CENTS OR 50K A MAN DOESN'T MIND HANDING YOU MONEY AS LONG AS YOU TWO ARE FUGGIN, HE CAN CONTROL THE AMOUNT, AND CAN KEEP TABS ON YOU-BASICALLY YOUR TOGETHER

    BUT WHEN HE AINT GETTING NO MORE ARSE, AND HE CAN'T CONTROL THE AMOUNT HE HAS TO GIVE, AND CAN NO LONGER RUN THE SHOW-HE DON'T WANT TO PAY SHIAT-TRUST AND BELIEVE THE AMOUNT DOESNT' MATTER-BECAUSE YOU ARE NO LONGER OF USE TO HIM

    AND EVERY MAN WANTS TO CONTROL HOW HIS $ IS BEING SPENT-IT'S IN THEIR NATURE AND WHEN THEY CAN'T YOU BECOME A GOLD DIGGING, TRIFLING, HOE JUST BECAUSE YOUR ARE COLLECTING WHAT THE COURTS SAY YOU ARE ENTITLED TO

    DON'T GET MAD AT KELIS, GET MAD AT THE JUDGE-SHE'S NOT DOING ANYTHING ILLEGAL-HE TOLD HER WHAT HE WAS WILLING TO PAY JUST LIKE A TRUE NICCA "HE MISTAKENLY THOUGHT HE WAS RUNNING THE SHOW"

    THE JUDGE SHOWED HIM DIFFERENTLY-YOU CAN'T DETERMINE THE AMOUNT YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE PAYING-A JUDGE DECIDES THAT!

    IT IS WHAT IT T...I....IS

    I THINK EVERYBODY HAS AN ISSUE WITH THIS BECAUSE SHE'S BLACK, WHITE WOMEN ARE AWARDED ASTRONOMICAL AMOUNTS ALL THE TIME AND NOBODY EVEN BLINKS AT IT

    HOW ABOUT THE WHITE WOMAN WHO MARRIED A MILLIONAIRRE SIGNED A PRE-NUP AND DIDN'T HAVE ANY CHILDREN BY THE MAN AND SHE'S SEEKING 50K A WEEK FOR SPOUSAL SUPPORT-I MAY BE OFF ON THE NUMBERS BUT THE STORY WAS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA RESEARCH IT YOURSELF-BUT MORAL OF THE STORY SOME HOW A BLACK WOMAN COLLECTING THIS MUCH MONEY IS A CRIME-WHEN IT'S A WHITE WOMAN IT'S THE NORM

    LOL-ULTIMATELY THE JUDGES DECISION, HE SHOULD HAVE TRIED TO WORK SOMETHING OUT WITH HER INSTEAD OF PLAYING HARD BALL

  • Krysi J

    Nas probably wanted to back slap da shyt outta his Lawyer for that shyt...

    :claps:

    you did that Kelis

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    Krys...I know my ex did...his dumb butt signed the papers, left for Saudi, and left the divorce in the hands of a lawyer he didn't even know...and it all worked out in my favor!

  • iscream

    I think wanting to control your money is a human thing. Not a man thing, lol

    I remember that Lady who wanted that money. I think it was way more than that. I remember it because the media was eating her alive. She was getting flack. I guess I skimmed thru these comments because I didn't know anyone was mad at Kelis for getting that paper. I'm envious not jealous because its not me.

    But I certainly agree about men being mad because they can't control you with their money anymore. :rofl: suckers!

  • Krysi J

    Krys…I know my ex did…his dumb butt signed the papers, left for Saudi, and left the divorce in the hands of a lawyer he didn’t even know…and it all worked out in my favor
    ------------------------------------------------------

    and thats good for his azz too! I meant to tell you you DID that too gurl :claps:

  • Krysi J

    Now if I could get a modification for mine, my son has been getting away with murder for 7 years, and my son is 8! He only pays $150.00 in child support a MONTH! However during this time he has owned 2 or three clothing stores in his SISTER's name, dropped 3 albums and gets royalties transferred to a bank card, and sold to houses for which he placed on paper for went for $10....and he of course had a big check placed in an acct out of no where for the actual profit.....they froze one of his accts where he sold one recently I guess they were questioning where it was all coming from. On top of that he gets paid to do shows in and out of town, and promote concerts locally!! But he puts all his money in everybody elses name....ol puzz azz niccah!

  • Krysi J

    *2 houses*

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    Krys...He will get his...trust! If you have anyway to still put the papers through and hope and pray that ONE day he messes up and thinks that he will get away with it...it will come back to get him. I know on our papers it has a section where you can comment on all of the expenses that you know of, family members who may get money from him, etc. Girl, put that mess down...you never know...back CS is a MUTHA!!!!

  • Daisy

    I think Nas will appeal and get it reduced in the end

  • http://XSCAPESIGHTINGS.COM crystal

    Nas has another child so i think it will be reduced along with the spousal support. Don't know if anyone else know that in NYC a man has 5 years to contest the perternity of a child espically if his name appears on the birth certificate, noticed that xtra piece of paper that is attached to the city of new york certificate of birth. It states that after 5years if he does not contest the pertinity he is has to pay child support even if the child is not his. This started about 16 years ago. The city is tired of dead beat dads and is going to get the money from some where. I think Nas payments will be recalculated and this time they will includ Kelis assets as well as rayalties of her songs ect ect...