Kelis Gives Birth to Baby, Knight Jones, Nas to Pay $44,000/month
In what is quickly becoming a messy hip-hop celebrity break-up, R&B singer Kelis will receive $44,000 a month in child support payments from her former husband, rapper Nas (Nasir Jones).
Kelis gave birth to their baby boy, Knight Jones, on Wednesday in New York. Nas arrived at the hospital to see the baby, but was turned away from the hospital due to excessive alcohol consumption.
Kelis filed for divorce from Nas in April 2009 citing "irreconcilable differences". The couple had been married for 6 years.
Nas reportedly took to a stage performance on Wednesday night to announce publicly, the birth and name of their son, without consulting Kelis — and before she issued a public statement regarding the birth.
A hearing to determine the schedule for Nas' child support payments will be held in September.
A judge has ordered Nas to pay Kelis nearly $44,000 in monthly support for the near future, a day after the "Milkshake" singer gave birth to the divorcing couple's baby boy.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Louis Meisinger issued the order at a Thursday hearing. Neither Nas, whose full name is Nasir Jones, nor Kelis, whose full name is Kelis Rogers, attended Thursday's hearing.