Kelis Responds To Nas Child Custody Filing, Wants To Go To Court

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Published: 04:04 GMT, 2 July 2012 | Updated: 07:50 GMT, 2 July 2012

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Bills to pay: Singer Kelis apparently owes around $300,00 in backdated tax

Bills to pay: Singer Kelis apparently owes around $300,00 in backdated tax

She’s gearing up to make a career comeback with her new single titled Distance.

But Kelis Rogers has more than just promoting her new music on her mind as she completes the circuit of European music festivals.

The American singer – who simply goes by her first name - has recently been hit with a tax lien and reportedly owes $330,426,71 for the years 2004 and 2010.

Documents were filed in New York City, demanding the star to come up with the funds according to TMZ.

The 32-year-old is thought to have earned in excess of what could be considered her usual amount for the earlier tax year, as she supported Britney Spears on her The Onyx Hotel tour.

Then two years ago Kelis headlined her own concert dates as she travelled the United States with Swedish singer Robyn.

While recently she has performed at Lovebox, Isle of Wight and Kollen festivals.

Money on her mind: She is currently taking on the European music festival circuit but owes funds for the tax years 2004 and 2010

Money on her mind: She is currently taking on the European music festival circuit but owes funds for the tax years 2004 and 2010

In February this year, it emerged that the performer’s rapper ex-husband, Nas, failed to pay $339,005.49 in federal income tax which he owed for 2010.

The incident caused the American government to obtain a lien on his property.

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According to public records, he also had $6 million in back taxes from previous years.

In March, the famously private MC complained about having to fork out plenty of cash in child support payments because of his messy divorce.

Taking after the ex: She follows in the footsteps of her former husband Nas who was busted for his own tax issues earlier this year

Taking after the ex: She follows in the footsteps of her former husband Nas who was busted for his own tax issues earlier this year

He told MTV: ‘Life is crazy. I [wound] up paying more money to baby mommas than what some of my rap brothers and sistren make.’

Apparently Kelis was seeking around $45,000 per month in child and spousal support from the father of two.

Nas has daughter Destiny from a previous relationship and son Knight with the Milkshake singer. 

However the figure was allegedly reduced in 2011 by a court to a $25,000 month.

He added: ‘So [the divorce] put a lot of my business out there, man. People weren't thinking I was making that kind of money, and now they knew.’

Meanwhile, Lauryn Hill faces three years in jail after pleading guilty to tax evasion on earnings of $1.8m.

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