With you paying out the ass and I’m talking half
Not some but half, no, serious, half
Half of your soul, half of your heart, you leaving behind

from Nas – Bye Baby Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“If you had 5 dollars and had to give somebody $2.50, you’d be upset”

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Nas was ordered to pay something to the effect of almost $300,000 in the divorce settlement. However, he was able to get his child and spousal support payments slashed by 50% in early 2011.

However, not only did he have to pay half, he lost half of his life with his wife leaving

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