Nas and Kelis seem to be approaching another snag in their years-long custody battle over their nine-year-old son Knight Jones.
The ex-partners are in court over Nas’ frustration and belief that Kelis has made initial steps to relocate her family to Cartagena in Colombia.
According to docs obtained by TMZ, Nas’ legal team argued that Kelis took their son to Colombia in December, returning on January 14, a move that violates their current custody agreement. Because of his son’s departure, Nas said he was unable to spend the New Year’s holiday together. The Queens rapper wants the presiding judge to find Kelis in contempt for violating the agreement.
Nas also became upset after Kelis informed him that she and her husband were intending to relocate to Colombia to tend to their new venture, Bounty Farms- La Soledad, located in Quindio, Colombia. Although Kelis has enjoyed success with her singing career, she has also made a career as a notable chef after studying culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu in 2008. After graduating, she launched Bounty & Full, a food and lifestyle initiative.
Nas in turn says the move would put more strain on the somewhat distant relationship he has with his son, because of proximity. Nas resides in New York, while Kelis resides mainly in Los Angeles.
He argues that he missed major holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving and Father’s Day, which according to their agreement, Knight is supposed to spend those holidays with his father on even-numbered years.