In late May last year Nas and Kelis officially divorced after four years of marriage and a year of separation. The Judge ordered Nas to pay $10,000 a month in child support for their just-born son. If that wasn’t steep enough, he was also ordered to pay $40,000 a month in alimony.

Shortly after, the Queensbridge emcee claimed he couldn’t afford his monthly support bills, and now a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge has listened.

According to TMZ, the Judge has cut his child support to $5000 per month and his spousal support down to $20000.