Nas Pleads Not Guilty to Contempt of Court

Things are not looking good for the Illmatic MC. According to TMZ, Nas appeared in court recently to plead not guilty to charges of contempt of court after his estranged wife Kelis claimed that he hadn’t been paying child and spousal support owed to her.

As previously reported, Nas’ child support payments were raised from $44,000 a month to $51,101 in December of last year. Now Kelis claims that Nas owes her more than $200,000 in unpaid support in addition to attorney fees.

In a new verse on “Strong Will Continue” with Damian Marley, Nas speaks up about his situation with his estranged wife:

“How the hell am I supposed to stay comfy/When I gotta pay child support and alimony monthly?…Sleeping with women so fine/Cheating with women while they husbands’ rushing the 50 yard line/Wondering if this was what my ex was doing the whole time”

A contempt hearing will take place next month. If Nas is found guilty there is a possibility that he may go to jail.

In related news, Nas and Damian Marley are scheduled to play at the 2010 Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival this June along with headliner Jay-Z—Brooklyne Gipson

  • http://clubhavocbeats.com The Ghostman

    You think that $55,000 grand a month would be enough for an entire family for a month…Hell.. for a year!!! This is greed at it’s finest people. Kelis needs to look in the mirror and look at who she is becoming. I’m sure that if Kelis was willing, Nas and her could negotiate an amount that wouldn’t break his pocket. I mean, there are families out across America right now struggling to put food on the table and would be happy with making above minimum wage, but Kelis is collecting whole salaries each month.I don’t care what the situation is, if Kelis continues to be a bitch, what goes around comes around. Nas!!! Keep your head up man and keep feeding the streets.

    Holla back

  • sealsaa

    Shit is sad, but he did it to himself by marrying that unscrupulous bitch. And really, its not even her doing. These family courts need a serious overhaul. $10,000 a month in child support is insane, but then he has to pay $40,000 to support a grown woman? Bullshit.

  • tempa k

    please tell wtf kellis is doing, i thought she wa platinum selling artist. FUCK HER. she shouldn’t a dime from nas. Nas keep yo head up nigga, she a loose bitch. $51,101 fuck dat. it probally $5,000 for the kid over a couple of years, so that $49,000 kelis is gettin for her own broke down ass. fuck that. she can support her own damn self. nas jus keep ya head up nigga, keep ya head up.

  • King Don G Unit

    NAS SAID HIP-HOP WAS DEAD BECAUSE HE AIN’T GETTING NO MONEY

    • Devo

      Now that’s just dumb. My nicca, that album and his divorce are issues separated by two-3 yrs. If you go throw a jab @ bruh at least keep up. And Hip-Hop is Dead wasn’t about money, it was about wack niccas putting a $ before the art, and turning the game and the music into some bullshit.

    • http://WWW.SCRIPTLY.PRODIGITS.CO.UK scriptomatic the african G

      KING DON G UNIT. NIGGER YOU SHOUL JUST SUCK A DICK COZ RYT NOW YOU GETTIN IN WAY OVER YOUR HEAD. KELLIS IS AS MUCH OF A BITCH AS YOUR DUMB ASS IS. FUCK YOU NIGGGGGGGGGGGER.
      NAS KEEP YOUR HEAD HIGH MAN. HIPHOP AINT DEAD YET, KELIS IS TRYING TO KILL IT

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk!

    “These family courts need a serious overhaul”.

    ^ C/S

  • The real chris

    Kelis=gold digger,and to king don g-unit nas got cash and cash is nothing to him but y should he pay that bitch a dime?like i said kelis=gold digger.the thang is she know the man got money so now she trying to take it all away from him, what a ungreatful bitch!

  • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

    Co-sign. Someone needs to drop Kelis and move on. Lol

  • Fon Z

    Damn Nas…… U need a better lawyer!

  • escobar9300

    Man this stuff makes me sick to see. Nas works his whole life to build up a legendary lineup of great albums (minus Nastradamus lol) only to see his pennies get pinched by some broad. The courts need an overhaul like no other. One woman and one baby need 40 thousand a MONTH?! Im a grown ass man and I live on 40 thousand a year. That kindof stuff makes me sick.

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    I just saw Kelis in the new Complex magazine a week ago….obviously she still doing something to be making herself some bread, so this right here is showing that she just greedy as all hell. Damn Nas, why did you wife THAT??? WHY BROTHER!!!!! SMDH….

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE KiN CAMELL

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, FAM!
    HE GOTTA FILE FOR SOLE CUSTODY!

  • SW PHILLY

    Like I’ve said before “Its just THIS generation of women that aint shit” not all of em. Yeah homie……You Picked a Winner!!

  • SW PHILLY

    EPMD- “….beware of the jackhammer and the helmet that glows cuz she’s a GOLD DIGGER!”

  • Gift

    Man whoever Kelis’s lawyer is, is definitely a beast. how the fuck do u get that much a month?SMH. Nas Needs BETTER LEGAL REPRESENTATION. He should of fired his lawyer a long time ago. Child support and woman scorned are two very fucked up things to deal with at once. I hope and pray that Nas gets some type of better luck, because right now, he is going through that BULLSHIT FOREAL!!!

  • furahiday

    seems like kelis milk shake gone sour ,bak n hustling of her ex hubby 4 a face lift

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  • SCRIPTOMATIC

    KELIS. I SAY THIS IN THE NICEST WAY. YOU’S A BITCH. TRYNA DRAG A NIGGER DOWN