Nas finally has responded to Kelis‘ claims that he isn’t helping with the baby. In court filings he claims:
For starters, Kelis claims Nas raked in $11 million for his album deal. Nas fired back in legal papers, “I did not receive even half that amount”… claiming it’s more like $4 mil. Nas claims his income is declining, and he’s only pulling in $147,165 a month.

As for what he spends … $71,371.96 a month, which includes $10,000 a month in clothing/hair/toiletries/personal effects.

Kelis, who is about to give birth to their child, claims Nas hasn’t paid a penny for child or spousal support since he left her. Nas, who says he wants to be “fully involved” in the parenting of their child, claims he’s agreed to pay $350 for a stroller, $450 for a baby sling and $1,598 for two cribs.

Nas thinks $5,000 a month is reasonable for child support since the kid will just be a newborn.

I have to agree $5000 is enough for a newborn. But $450 is too much for a baby sling. And she can go to a big box store and buy a decent stroller for $350. So she won’t be able to get a Bugaboo or Orbit, but those aren’t what most have. Instead of begging Nas for money, she needs to make her publicist work the phone for freebies.

Here are some recent photos of Kelis from Oyster magazine.