Got used to being RICH, get used to being POOR!

You’ve probably already heard about Nas and Kelis getting divorced. It is sad, and it shocked many people including myself. It seemed to be a quiet affair…until now.

Things might be getting ugly….Kelis claims that Nas has left her ‘broke’. Understandably, she wants him to pay ‘child support, all pregnancy-related expenses, and one-half of all medical expenses after the child is born. She also wants $3,500 for the baby nurse after the child’s birth’.

I completely agree that he should contribute towards the baby’s costs, since it is his son.

But this is where Kelis loses me: ‘$20,000 for strollers, cribs and other baby supplies.’

Many families live on less than twenty thousand in an entire year! In some countries, families survive on one dollar a day! I don’t have kids yet, but what baby supplies amount to thousands of pounds?

And then this: ‘My survival is based on [Nas’] will at this time. If he does not want to pay for an expense, it does not get paid.’

Why do women do this to themselves? I know her music isn’t commercialy popular, so her sales aren’t big, but even so she could’ve tried other areas on the side e.g. acting, song writing, producing, or even gotten some sort of day job. Instead of putting her pride aside, she sat there and milked off of him for all these years?

Ladies, depend on yourself! Don’t rely on your family, friends, lovers or co-workers to support you through life, do it yourself! Get your own money, buy your own house, drive your own car, wear your own jewllery, etc, etc, etc. Surely that’s better than using someone else’s possessions, knowing that if that person kicks you out then you’re stuck in a rut.

What makes me really sick is this part: ‘Kelis says she’s entitled to maintain the lifestyle to which she became accustomed during their marriage — they have five homes, fly first class, go to fancy restaurants, and on and on.’

If someone wants a rich lifestyle, EARN IT! Don’t rely on someone else to do it for you. If you get used to being rich then you can get used to being poor! That’s what millions of families have been doing since the recession started, so Kelis it’s time for you to do it too.

Yes, I do like Kelis, but I can’t stand when women moan about not getting a free ride anymore.

What do you think?

5 thoughts on “Got used to being RICH, get used to being POOR!

  1. Copied from Ivory’s Intellect blog:

    I think because we weren’t there we don’t know key details that would help us judge this situation clearly. What if he encouraged her to not work and do other things and to just be by his side and have his back? There is nothing wrong with a woman holding down the home while the man earns the money or vice versa. I think they came up with the rule of the non working mate getting half for a reason. Of course he should help her maintain the lifestyle she is now comfortable with, she would be terribly harrassed in the hood and her son would risk being kidnapped or God knows what in the “hood” where some people will do whatever to get money.

    I agree with you that people should earn the lifestyle they want, but I also don’t have a problem with people who “team” up and decide that one will take care of home and the other will earn money.

  2. Copied from Ivory’s Intellect blog:

    You made some good points. Plus weren’t there rumours that he cheated and/or was verbally abusive? If the guy did something like that then I’d probably take him to the cleaners myself.

    I just wouldn’t want to do the ‘team up’ thing because I’d be scared of being left high and dry.

  3. Copied from Ivory’s Intellect blog:

    Divorce is suchj a horrible thing, and I wish it wasnt happening to them. But I also do ponder exactly what went on the relationship to make them come to the point of divorce. Rumors are flying about Nas being Gay and cheating on Kelis with both men & women. And then there are rumors of Kelis cheating on Nas. This is just crazy-I hope the baby will not be affected bt none on their charades.
    One more thing-I like Kelis-She cannot be broke-she now must live within her means thats all-and she feels salty that all of this is in the public eye. She will be fine.

  4. Copied from Ivory’s Intellect blog:

    Yeah the rumor I heard was that he cheated on her. I agree with you about not doing the team up thing so as not to be left high and dry, but I think it’s a damn shame to have a partner that you can’t trust. I speak as a one who has been left high and dry and I’ll never do it again unless he’s filthy rich and then I’ll (sadly) be padding my bank account to make sure I’m good if he decided to act a fool

  5. Copied from Ivory’s Intellect blog:

    Hi Ivory!

    It’s interesting that your name is Ivory because I’ve only known ONE Ivory in this world and that was my god-daughter who is about 22 now.

    Hmmm…there are two girls named Ivory in the world?? Wow.

    She spells her name “Ivorie” though.

    Anyway…

    I do agree with your points about Kelis… she should be deeply embarrassed about putting herself in a position to beg a man to support her.

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
    Lisa

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