Although Nas and Kelis have been divorced for seven years, the former couple still has to co-parent their 8-year-old son Knight Jones. According to The Blast, Nas is accusing his ex-wife of preventing the Illmatic legend from seeing his child. Nas plans to take Kelis to court in an attempt to establish an official visitation schedule.
Nas claims he’s “tried to work cooperatively with Kelis over the years,” but singer-turned-chef only “allows” him to see his son “when she deems it convenient for her.”
He also said for months at a time, Kelis will “refuse to set up time for our son and me to spend time together.”
Nas’ proposed schedule includes time with his son on the first, third and fifth weekend of every month. Knight would spend Mother’s Day with Kelis and Father’s Day with Nas, and they’d each get to celebrate their individual birthday’s with the child.
Kelis filed for divorce in 2009 and it was finalized in 2010. In 2012, Nas opened up about the split.
“Life is crazy,” he told MTV. “I [wound] up paying more money to baby mommas than what some of my rap brothers and sisters make. I’ve always been away from too much limelight and that right there put me in your… No one’s exempt from people probing into your life once you get into the game.
“So it put a lot of my business out there, man. It was like, people weren’t thinking I was making that kind of money, and now they knew. I was always low key with it in a lot of ways. It was hard with people being all in your business, and it was just ugly. Divorce can be crazy.”
Nas and Kelis were married for five years.