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Kelis' Financial Records Submitted To Court As Messy Child Support Battle With Nas Continues

As the ugly custody drama continues….

New court documents in Kelis and Nas' court battle reveal that Kelis made close to $1 million last year, but is still asking her ex-husband, Nas, to pay more in child support.

Nas, 44, and Kelis, 38, who split up in 2009, have finally settled their custody issues over their son, Knight, but Kelis wants more child support from the rapper.  

Kelis filed new court documents in their ongoing child support battle, revealing that she brought in $922,840 from her entertainment and touring company, MyKnight, Inc., and her food product business, Feast Enterprises, according to The Blast. She also reported that she holds $691,153.22 in her bank accounts and owns $1,374,000 in property.

The "Milkshake" rapper also reported that she only brought in $9,000 for music royalties in 2017. She made $21,000 in royalties in 2016.
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She currently receives $8,000 a month in child support, but filed documents in February requesting more in child support. She claims her ex-husband is making much more money these days, with the original child support set in place back in 2012. 

#Kelis says she wants more money now that #Nas hit the bank with his #Ring investment and doesn’t think 100k is enough per year for their child! Smh she now says she won’t let him see the kid unless she gets more bread! #hiphopoverload


Kelis also stated that her monthly expenses are around $25,000. She reported that she spends $5,726 on her mortgage, $4,500 on child care, $1,1913 on groceries, $1,233 on dining out, $1,500 on laundry and cleaning and $1,728 on clothing. She reported that she spends $1,300 on private tutoring and $400 for a separate math tutor for their son, Knight.

Nas filed his own court documents earlier this month and stated that he spends nearly $77,000 each month.

Nas previously filed his financial documents, which stated he rakes in around $175k each month from various sources (music, investments, etc.) He has over $8.3 million in cash in the bank.

The rapper lists his monthly expenses at $76,834.04, which includes about $20K that goes to helping various family members, including his father. The rapper also reveals he pays $15k per month in rent.


Nas, 44, and Kelis, 38, married in 2005 and split in 2009 when she was seven months pregnant with Knight. She later claimed that the marriage fell apart due to her husband's cheating.


Kelis recently came forward to claim that Nas had done her dirty during their marriage, both financially and physically.

She claimed that she had used tour money to put down a huge down-payment on a home in Las Angeles for her family, revealing that Nas had agreed to pay the mortgage payments.

The couple parted ways and Kelis took time off after giving birth to their son. She soon discovered her home was in foreclosure after Nas stopped making house payments. 


Kelis also claims that Nas put his hands on her. She recently shared, "When the Rihanna and Chris Brown pictures came out I thought about coming out because I also had bruises all over my body. But I didn’t say anything because I’m private. But seeing her the way she looked and then looking at myself… I felt embarrassed."

Nas also has a 23-year-old, Destiny, with ex-fiance Carmen Bryan.


Kelis also has a two-year-old son, Shepherd, with real estate agent Mike Mora.

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