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Another music couple is calling it quits.

On April 30, Kelis, who is seven months pregnant, filed for a divorce from husband Nas, citing irreconcilable differences.

"I can confirm that she has filed for divorce," a spokesperson for the 'Milkshake' singer told Vibe magazine.

Kelis has hired high-powered attorney Laura Wasser, who represented the likes of Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and Stevie Wonder, and is seeking spousal support, child support and joint legal and physical custody of their unborn son, according to TMZ.

The Harlem-born songstress also believes she is in ownership of separate property and may amend the divorce proceedings accordingly.

The couple, who married in 2005, reportedly separated in April, just a few months after a very excited Nas told MTV that they were expecting their first child together.

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The Queens-born MC, who also has a 15-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with author Carmen Bryant, was even thinking about a contest to help name his baby boy.

"I've been thinking about kinda putting something online: Choose his name, [where] you get a couple stacks for that. But we're thinking now," he said.

Kelis and Nas, who have collaborated musically on several songs, including Kelis' 'In Public,' met in 2002 at an MTV Video Music Awards after party thrown by Sean "Diddy" Combs. They dated for two years before tying the knot in a celebrity-studded ceremony in Atlanta on July 28, 2005.

Rumors of an impeding split have swirled for months.

Kelis' rep has asked the media "to respect her privacy during this very difficult time."

A rep for Nas was not available at press time.



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    FILE - In this April 20, 2009 file photo, Rapper Nas attends a special screening of Sony Picture Classics' 'Tyson' on Monday, April 20, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 20: NAS attends Sony Pictures Classics' screening of "Tyson" at the AMC Loews 19th Street on April 20, 2009 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Rapper Nas performs at the "Yes We Will" BET Inauguration celebration at the BET studios on January 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Rapper Nas performs at the "Yes We Will" BET Inauguration celebration at the BET studios on January 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Rapper Nas attends the album release party for Q-Tip's "The Renaissance" hosted by Target at the Bowery Hotel on October 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 17: Recording Artist Nas performs during the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards Rehearsals Day 2 at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 17, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 17: Recording Artist Nas performs during the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards Rehearsals Day 2 at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 17, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

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    Nas performs the Smirnoff Experience at Capitale on October 7, 2008 in New York City..Smirnoff Experience New York - Show.Capitale.New York, NY United States.October 7, 2008.Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com..To license this image (55909515), contact WireImage.com

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    Shay, Pharrell, Grandmaster Flash, Nas and Buckshot attend a press conference for the Smirnoff Experience at the Bowery Hotel on October 7, 2008 in New York City..Smirnoff Experience New York - Press Conference.Bowery Hotel.New York, NY United States.October 7, 2008.Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com..To license this image (55905647), contact WireImage.com

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