Kelis Claims Nas Has Left Her Completely Broke
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 2:15 pm
Divorce papers obtained by TMZ.com reveal just how ugly the situation is between Nas and Kelis.
The singer, who is pregnant with their first child and due this month, says she doesn't have two nickels to rub together because Nas has cut her off financially. She is asking the judge to order Nas to pay spousal support, child support, all pregnancy-related expenses and one-half of all medical expenses after the child is born.
She also seeks $3,500 for the baby nurse after the child's birth, and $20,000 for strollers, cribs and other baby supplies.
"My survival is based on his will at this time," said Kelis. "If he does not want to pay for an expense, it does not get paid."
Kelis says she's entitled to maintain the lifestyle to which she became accustomed during their six-year marriage -- they have five homes, fly first class, go to fancy restaurants, and on and on.
"There were many expensive pieces [of jewelry] such as a princess-cut diamond tennis bracelet that was recently appraised for $190,000. 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 Wasser, says in a separate declaration she's asked Nas to contribute money for Kelis and the unborn baby but he hasn't responded.
Kelis' Monthly Expenses? Nearly $81,000, She Says
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 2:25 pm
Singer Kelis has just submitted her financial information to the court, reports TMZ, in an attempt to get support and baby expenses from estranged husband Nas.
Kelis says from Nov. 2008 to April 2009, her average monthly income was $21,616. She's far from struggling, but the amount is a drastic reduction from what she and Nas were earning while they were together.
The R&B star, whose first baby with Nas is due this month, has some pretty hefty expenses -- $80,831 a month ... way more than she says she makes. The "Milkshake" singer says she hasn't toured in a year and most of her income comes from her concerts.
The artist says she spends $14,861 on her mortgage. Her nanny costs $3,500 a month. She spends $15,000 a month on entertainment, gifts and vacations, and she says it cost $175 to have the "baby rug dry cleaned."