Kelis said Nas is not taking care of her or their unborn baby boy. Now she wants him to pay what he owes.
TMZ.com reports that the singer has filed legal papers claiming that Nas isn’t paying support or pre-natal expenses, despite having more than a little cushion in the bank.
Their baby is due sometime this month and Kelis is really feeling the financial squeeze. “I have run out of money,” she states in the court documents.
Now, Kelis is asking the judge to make Nas pay her spousal support, child support, any expenses related to her pregnancy, and half of her medical bills after the baby is born. The singer is also seeking $3,500 for a baby nurse and additional $20,000 for baby supplies, like strollers, cribs and diapers, for example.
"My survival is based on [Nas’] will at this time. If he does not want to pay for an expense, it does not get paid,” she wrote.
Kelis also said that she has a right to maintain the lifestyle she’s been living. And from the sound of things, Nas had her sitting pretty since they got married in 2003. The papers say that the pair have five homes, flew first-class and weren’t unfamiliar with dining at fancy restaurants.
"There were many expensive pieces [of jewelry] such as a princess-cut diamond tennis bracelet that was recently appraised for $190,000,” Kelis wrote. “My engagement ring is an approximately nine-carat cushion-cut diamond solitaire. I have numerous watches…such as Cartier, Rolex, Frank Muller and Chopard."
Her lawyer, Laura Wesser, said in a separate document that Kelis has asked for Nas to cough up some cash for the baby, but so far, he hasn’t responded.
– Sonya Eskridge