New mommy Kelis has won Round 1 in her court battle with soon to be ex-husband, rapper Nas. Earlier today, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, Louis Meisinger, awarded the singer $39,498 per month in child support; an amount that is substantially more than the $20,000 she was originally seeking and a helluva lot more than the one time payment of $20,000 Nas’ lawyer had originally proposed. To add insult to injury, the Judge also ordered Nas to fork over another $45,000 to pay for Kelis’ attorney fees.
As many of you know, the singer went into labor earlier this week and delivered a healthy baby boy, named Knight Jones, on Wednesday evening. As for todays events, Kelis’ rep would only say: “Kelis is grateful to have given birth to a healthy baby boy and her focus is on getting acquainted with him and enjoying her role as a new mom.”