Nas is married to Kelis. The two of them may soon become the first couple of hip hop.

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Nas' new song featuring the late Amy Winehouse has surfaced.

The track, "Cherry Wine," premiered on BBC's Radio 1 on Tuesday night. Produced by Amy's longtime collaborator Salaam Remi, "Cherry Wine" will appear on the rapper's tenth studio album, Life is Good, which is slated for a July 17 release.

Take a listen below and see what you think ...

Nas and Winehouse previously collaborated on "Like Smoke," which appeared on the British chanteuse's posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

Remi said that Winehouse "left something beyond her years. Her body of work will inspire an unborn generation. I'm blessed to be part of that process."

She was found dead at age 27 at her home in Camden in July 2011. Amy Winehouse's cause of death was determined to be severe alcohol poisoning.

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Nicki Minaj’s music video for her latest hit single “Right By My Side” premiered last night, featuring Chris Brown on vocals and Nas in the romance department.

The Benny Boom-directed video features Nicki as a 'round-the-way kinda girl who finds love with a regular guy (Nas). Fairy tale romance at its finest, people.

Chris woos the outrageous rapper-singer during his guest appearance, and they even dance suggestively together, but it looks like he loses out to bad boy Nas.

Nas manages to win her over by gifting her an expensive sports car, though her expression at the end of the song makes you wonder if she made a mistake:

“Right By My Side” is Nicki's third single from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, following “Starships” and "Stupid Hoe." What do you think of the music video?

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Rapper Nas was busted for DUI near his home in Henry County, Georgia, back on September 10. He was arrested, booked and released, with charges pending.

As luck would have it, he was back in court today in L.A. - for his divorce from Kelis - and if custody of their newborn becomes contentious, a DUI could be in play.

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According to sources - Nas himself - he was driving under the influence of weed when he was busted for DUI. He just acknowledged as much in an L.A. courtroom.

Nas and Kelis in happier days, and pre-marijuana daze.

The police report on the Nas (Nasir Jones) incident says: "Mr. Jones had a green tongue with raised taste buds and his pulse was raised to 116 beats per minute."

The arresting officer says he observed "eyelid tremors in both eyes and body tremors." Cops say the car driven by the Illmatic rapper smelled of "raw marijuana."

Nas told officers he had been smoking weed at his friend's house before he was busted. He flunked a field sobriety tests by taking the wrong number of steps.

That's pretty much it.

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Things are looking up Kelis. A day after welcoming a baby boy, the singer was awarded nearly $44,000 in monthly support from her ex Nas at a hearing Thursday.

That's enough to cover more than half her $80,000 in expenses! Go, Kelis!

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The "Milkshake" provider filed for divorce from the rapper in April while she was seven months pregnant. Nas, who was not there as she welcomed son Knight in NYC, had initially asked a court to deny Kelis any spousal support.

He then proposed paying Kelis a one-time payment of $20,000 until the judge could settle on an appropriate spousal and child support amount at a later hearing.

Nas' income is $147,000 a month.

Unsympathetic Nas wanted Kelis to fend for herself.

But on Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Louis Meisinger rejected the offer, stating that new mom Kelis needed more money to accommodate her life.

Contacted by Us Weekly after the birth of Knight on Thursday, Kelis' rep said: "The beautiful baby boy and his mother are doing wonderful."

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Kelis gave birth to baby Knight, her first with estranged husband Nas, on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Knight has been born into a rather nasty divorce battle.

The new parents, who wed in January 2005 after a two-year engagement but filed for divorce in April, have already begun duking out financial battles in court.

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Kelis is seeking child support, major spousal support and legal fees from her hip-hop mogul hubby who once ruled her world. And that of rap, you could argue.

She says he makes $11 million a year and wants half. He says he is only sort of rich these days, pulling in around $140,000 a month. The recession hurts.

Kelis is officially an estranged, single, kind of broke baby mama!

There were some rumors of an alleged Kelis sex tape sending Nas over the edge, but last month, Kelis vented on Twitter about Nas' infidelities.

"This lovely day I would like to touch on cheaters. Super brief! Why be cowardly why not go after what you really want," the oddball Tweeted.

"All the scum bag husbands and less than impressive sluts unite! You can go down in flames together. I am here to say the husband is way more at fault."

That about covers it. Thank you Kelis.

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As his bitter divorce case with Kelis rages on, Nas now claims that 1. He's paid her more than she says, and 2. He makes less than she thinks he does.

Kelis claims that the rapper made $11 million for his latest album deal. Nas fired back in legal papers, "I did not receive even half that amount."

He puts the figure at more like $4 million. Not a small sum, but a tad less than $11 million. Nas also claims his income has declined - to $147,165 a month.

As for what he spends ... $71,371.96 a month.

While that is a lot of dough to blow through on a monthly basis, note that it's less than half his income. Unlike Kelis, who makes $21K and spends $80K.

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Nas wants to cut Kelis out - financially and otherwise. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Kelis, who is about to give birth to their first child, claims that her husband hasn't paid her a penny for child or spousal support since he left her.

Nas, who wants to be "fully involved" in the parenting of their child, says he 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. Kelis has her sights set on much more than that. Stay tuned.

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Nas has finally broken his silence in his bitter divorce battle with Kelis, taking the time to blog on Global Grind and insisting, simply, that “Fathers deserve love.”

While Kelis, who earns $21,000 a month but claims $80,000 a month in expenses, wants him to cough up dough, Nas had this to say on Father's Day weekend:

“Like Chris Rock said... All we fathers get is the big piece of chicken- if we lucky.

Moms get songs by the O’Jays and everything!!!!! Moms deserve that love, but right now I’m shouting out to real dads. Some are great role models with real academic achievements. Some are not. Some are no longer alive.

Some fathers are locked up, but they are praying for their kids and hoping to be on the streets soon and be betters dads 1 day.

We deserve the love!!! Becuz we don’t even expect it, we do what we do regardless! With no signs of a reward for it.


We put up with everything, standing true to what’s real and letting life take its course protecting our household, our woman, our children, our family.

Protecting and leading a nation. Shout out to my pops, a great man!

Blessings to our granddads who came b4 us who laid the seeds and the foundation. I wish every dad takes a minute to look at what’s he’s done. just a minute. No need to glance too long.. Just smile.

Biggest Shout To My Son On The Way!! Salute!!!I  It’s a GREAT DAY!!!”

No word on whether Nas will be giving his soon-to-be-born son (Kelis is about eight months pregnant) a shout-out in the way of the child support she wants.

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Kelis has declared her financial status with the court, making her case to receive child and spousal support, plus baby expenses, from estranged husband Nas.

From 11/08 to 4/09, Kelis' average monthly income was $21,616.

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Not exactly broke, as she claimed to be earlier in the week, but significantly less than what she and Nas were pulling in as a couple while they were married.

Oh, and Kelis, who is ready to give birth, has $80,831 in monthly expenses.

Of that sum, Kelis says she spends $14,861 on her mortgage. Her nanny? $3,500 a month. She spends $15,000 a month on entertainment, gifts and vacations.

You can list those as "expenses"? Maybe she should try living within her means since she filed for divorce. There's always reading celebrity gossip for free online!

She says it cost $175 to have the "baby rug dry cleaned," and that she must buy "storage to bank the baby's blood when he is born. The banking is the collection and storage of the stem cells found in the baby's umbilical cord."

We're sure that's real cheap.

Kelis says she hasn't toured in a year and most of her cash comes from concerts. Man, if a girl can't make it on $21,616 a month, what is the world coming to.

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Rapper Kelis claims her estranged rapper husband Nas has left her high and dry by not offering her a penny, even in the wake of her impending birth.

This is a big deal because, she says, "I have run out of money."

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Kelis filed legal papers claiming that Nas isn't paying her support, pre-natal expenses - nothing, even though she claims he is obscenely rich.

The rapper's lawyer asked a judge to order Nas to pay support, both spousal and child, as well as all pregnancy-related expenses, half of the medical expenses after the kid is born, $3,500 for a nurse, and $20,000 for strollers and other supplies.

Kelis says, "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."

Nas and Kelis married in 2003. The baby is due this month.

Kelis says she's entitled to maintain the lifestyle to which she became accustomed - five homes, flying first class, going out to fancy restaurants, etc.

"There were many expensive pieces [of jewelry] such as a princess-cut diamond tennis bracelet that was recently appraised for $190,000," she writes.

Even better, the "broke" Kelis states in her declaration that "My engagement ring is an approximately nine-carat cushion-cut diamond solitaire. I have numerous watches... such as Cartier, Rolex, Frank Muller and Chopard."

The two reportedly split over a Kelis sex tape ... or Nas cheating on her ... or the usual "irreconcilable differences," depending on what you read.

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It's too early to tell, but this ugly celebrity divorce battle could give both Katie and Peter, and Kate Walsh and Alex Young, a run for their bitter money.

Despite being one of the richest rappers on the planet, Nas does not want to pay his estranged, pregnant wife, Kelis, a single dime in spousal support.

Kelis formally filed for divorce from Nas back on April 30. That came as a bit of a surprise, as the hip-hop stars have been married since January 2005.

She's just weeks from giving birth and unable to work, but Nas filed his response to the divorce, asking the judge to deny spousal support she's seeking.

Oh, and, he also wants her to pay her own lawyer's fees.

Kelis cites "irreconcilable differences" for the divorce, but widespread rumors suggest she thinks Nas was cheating on her and that 86'ed the marriage.

A contrary rumor is also going around that a Kelis sex tape - made with some dude before their marriage - recently surfaced and Nas walked out after that.

Nas and Kelis both want joint custody of their unborn child.

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