Nas agrees to pay Kelis’ mortgage

By | Published on Friday 25 June 2010

In the latest instalment of Nas and Kelis’ long running divorce battle, the rapper has now agreed to pay $52,989.22 in mortgage payments on the home where his ex-wife and their child live.

As previously reported, the couple’s marriage was officially dissolved last month. The mortgage payment, which will come in an upfront payment of $17,500 followed by monthly instalments of $7800, is one of a number of outstanding payments owed to Kelis. The main one is over $200,000 in overdue child support. In relation to this, Nas handed over $90,000 back in April.

Kelis began divorce proceedings against Nas in April last year, just three months before the birth of their son. After Kelis won a custody battle over the (then still unborn) child, Nas was later ordered to pay Kelis $44,000 per month in child support, but she has continually pushed for more.

In August, her lawyer filed a motion demanding $72,728 per month in spousal support, plus back payments on both child and spousal support that would exceed $300,000. Team Kelis claim that the demands are reasonable given the $240,000 they reckon the rapper earns each month.

Last year, Nas was also pursued by the IRS for $2.5 million in unpaid taxes.