*After getting royally ripped financially in court this week, rapper Nas is now saying he’s focusing on music and his children after striking a deal to dismiss a civil contempt charge against him.

A Los Angeles judge dismissed the contempt allegation against him Monday after he paid nearly $50,000 in child support to his estranged wife Kelis.

Kelis’ attorney sought the contempt charge earlier this year after Nas (NAHZ) fell $200,000 behind on child and spousal support payments. He was ordered in December to pay more than $51,000 a month to Kelis and their infant son.

In a statement released Wednesday, Nas says:

“All I want to do is make music and raise my kids. Nothing else matters.”

Nas has a daughter from a previous relationship.