Nas has fired back at claims by estranged wife Kelis who is requesting that the Queens rapper pay her close to $20,000 a month for child support. Responding to claims that he signed an $11 million dollar deal with Def Jam, Nas said "I did not receive even half that amount," claiming he got around $4 million. Nas says that his income is also going down and he is only pulling in around $147,165 a month.
Nas says he break his spending habits down saying he puts out around $71,371.96 a month, which includes $10,000 a month in clothing/hair/toiletries/personal effects. Kelis, who is about to give birth to their child, says Nas hasn't given her any child or spousal support.
In related news, Nas recently took to his blog to talk about the situation. "Right now I'm shouting out to real dads," he wrote, unmodified. "Some are great role models with real academic achievements. Some are not. Some are no longer alive. Some fathers are locked up, but they are praying for their kids and hoping to be on the streets soon and be betters dads 1 day. We deserve the love!!! Becuz we don't even expect it, we do what we do regardless! With no signs of a reward for it. We put up with everything, standing true to what's real and letting life take its course protecting our household, our woman, our children, our family…Biggest Shout To My Son On The Way!! Salute!!!I It's a GREAT DAY!!!"