UPDATE: Kelis just tweeted about her new baby, writing, “Baby’s first day. So amazing. I’m at a lost for words.”
Awww! Let’s hope her and Nas work things out!!!
UPDATE: According to TMZ:
Kelis just hit the jackpot in court today — a judge awarded her a ton of money in her bitter divorce battle with estranged hubby Nas.
A judge decided Nas has to pay Kelis $55,000 a month in combined spousal and child support — plus the mortgage on their L.A. residence.
Nas also has to pay Kelis — who gave birth last night to the couple’s only child — for the baby nurse, prenatal expenses and medical insurance.
The rapper also has to pay $35,000 to his worst nightmare — Kelis’ lawyer, disso-queen Laura Wasser.
UPDATE: Kelis released this official statement last night:
“Kelis gave birth to Knight Jones last night on July 22nd around 9PM. Weighing a healthy 7.8lbs, the beautiful baby boy and his mother are doing wonderful. This was a natural birth and Kelis had been in labor since early Monday morning around 2AM. Knight was delivered in a NYC hospital with her mother and sister in the room.”
Congrats on the new baby boy! I’m sure he’s a cutie.
Kelis tweeted the following this morning:
Ok so I did it, he’s 7.8 pounds of the greatest stuff on earth…I was in labor for 3 of the longest most painful days of my life. I don’t understand when women say they don’t remember giving birth…I will remember for the rest of my life. He’s kinda perfect btw :)
UPDATE: According to TMZ.com:
After a performance in NY last night — where he told fans he was hammered off champagne — Nas tried to roll by Kelis’ hospital room around 1 AM this morning. But we’re told Nas was turned away because he was too wasted.
Kelis, the singer behind that “Milkshake” song, is still in the hospital — 24 hours into her labor!! We’re told she still has not given birth to their son, Knight.
But there’s still a major issue at hand — sources close to the situation tell TMZ the bill for Kelis’ hospital stay has not yet been paid — and because the soon-to-be-exes are still fighting over child support and baby expenses, it’s unclear if Nas will fork over the cash for the cost of the baby.
We’ll see if he steps up to the plate…
UPDATE: Nas announced the birth of his son, Knight while performing in Queensbridge. It seems like he is really happy about being a dad.
UPDATE: According to AllHipHop.com:
Hip-Hop star Nas is currently celebrating the birth of his son, although sources close to the rapper said that he was not allowed to witness the event.
Nas’ lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan stated that Nas rushed to the hospital to witness Kelis deliver his first son today (July 21).
A source close to Nas said the Queen’s rapper missed the actual child birth:
“Nas is in New York City today, anxiously awaiting the arrival of his son. It was his intention to be there for the birth, but unfortunately he has not been allowed to be present,” a source close to the rapper told AllHipHop.com. “While this is clearly heartbreaking to him, Nas continues to offer his support and love to his new baby boy and his mother.”
Nas and Kelis were due in court today in regards to their pending divorce, specifically child and spousal support.
The date had to be postponed when Kelis, born Kelis Rogers , went into labor, around 10:30 this morning.
Nas and Kelis were married in January of 2005 after being engaged for two years.
Kelis filed for divorce in April of 2009, citing irreconcilable differences.
No further details were available as to why Nas may have been prevented from witnessing the birth of his son.
Nas, born Nasir Jones, also has a 12-year-old daughter with ex-fiancée Carmen Bryan.Nas’ lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, just told tmz, Nas is in New York for the birth of the baby and he is now “rushing to the hospital to be with her.”
ORIGINAL: It looks like Kelis won’t be making her court appearance today to seek child support for her child with Nas, as she is in the delivery room getting ready to have her baby!!!
According to tmz.com,the singer is currently in labor, about to deliver a brand new baby boy.
We hope Nas does the right thing and makes an appearance!!!!
Check out Kelis below: