Nas and Kelis Are Broke?Published by Runteldat on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 1:00 am.
Most of his stans hate it, but I love Nas’ “You Owe Me.” Kind of sad how that song now means more to Kelis than it does to him. And the IRS.
These two have been going back and forth over alimony and child support all year, but could much of it gone on in vain?
It seems both Nasir and Kelis aren’t bringing the money in as folks would expect.
Actually, we figured as much for Kelis, who complained about not having brought in much income over the years. Although she recently signed a new record deal with Interscope Records, of that $175,000 figure she told the courts that she only pocked about $50,000 of it.
As for Nas’ financial status, uh, let’s go back to the phrase you owe me.
Freddy O reports:
Nas also acknowledged that he has some serious financial obligations. The rapper stated that he owes 700-thousand-dollars to his manager and two-point-five-million-dollars in back taxes to the IRS. Nas went on to testify that he would not release a solo album next year, but did not discuss whether or not that included his Damian Marley collaboration, “Distant Relatives.” Following the hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham ordered the emcee to pay Kelis 51-thousand-101-dollars a month in spousal and child support. Nas was reportedly paying nearly 40-thousand-dollars a month in temporary support. Wednesday’s ruling did relieve Nas of having to pay the 13-thousand-dollar a month mortgage on the pair’s Los Angeles home where Kelis currently lives.
So on top of having to cough up more than $50,000 to his ex-wife, he’s a good $3.2 million in debt. Send up a prayer for their financial status. Alimony, babies, and managers aren’t cheap…clearly.