LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge says Nas (NAHZ) can afford to pay a
little more per month to support his soon-to-be ex-wife, Kelis
(kehl-EES'), and infant son.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham III on
Wednesday ordered the rapper to increase his monthly child and
spousal payments to $51,101.
The decision came after a two-day hearing determined that Nas
had made enough money in recent months to pay more to support Kelis
and the former couple's son, Knight. The rapper has been paying
nearly $40,000 a month to support them since July.
His attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, says the judge made the right
decision and that overall, the rapper came out ahead. Nas will no
longer have to pay the expenses of the former couple's Los Angeles
Kelis, who gained fame for the song "Milkshake" is working on
a new album.
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