Nas will soon have a little more spending cash at his disposal. According to TMZ, the “Ether” rapper’s bid to have his spousal and child support payments to ex-wife Kelis reduced by half has been successful.
In Dec. 2009, Nas was ordered to fork over $51,000 for monthly child and spousal payments – a total of over $600,000 a year. The figure was bumped up from a court-mandated amount of $40,000 per month in July 2009 after the rapper and the “Milkshake” hitmaker announced their split after four years of marriage in April of that year.
Nas — who claims the global economic downturn is affecting his ability to earn enough money to fulfill the original obligation — is now required to pay Kelis $20,000 in monthly spousal support and just over $5,000 in child support every month.