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Carmen Bryan Has A Question For Nas: How Do You Not Invite Your Daughter To The Grammys After Being Nominated For A Song called ‘Daughters’?
I have to say that does sound like a pretty valid question, though one I’m not sure needed to be asked on Twitter. But that’s what Carmen Bryan, the mother of Nas’s oldest daughter, Destiny, inquired on Sunday night during the annual Grammy award ceremony, sending out these tweets:
This year, Nas’ 2012 album, Life is Good, was nominated for Best Rap Album, and the LP’s first single, “Daughters,” was up for two awards, one in the Best Rap Song category and another for Best Rap Performance. The latter nominations are what made Carmen speak out Sunday night, and not for the first time when it comes to Nasir or this track. When the song first debuted, Carmen lit up Twitter with comments like these bashing the song:
What a disappointment! He had nothing positive to say about our daughter and his depiction of her is false!
Destiny is extremely talented, caring and has a huge heart, none of those things were mentioned. I’m proud of her.
Maybe he just doesn’t know her like I do. My song would have been totally different!
Now all of a sudden Carmen wants her daughter to attend a ceremony with her dad who wrote a “disappointing” song about her? That’s sort of…interesting. What’s even more interesting is Nas seems to have no inkling of any drama with his child — or at least any that he’s letting on to. The night before the Grammy’s he told MTV’s Sway that he thinks his daughter is happy about the success of the track and that they’re in a good place.
“You know, she has her own style,” he said of 18-year-old Destiny. “I think she’s more happy for just the fact that her dad’s not corny,” he laughed. ‘Cause, you know, her dad could be … [it's] your parents! So I’m just lucky that we cool, that she still thinks I’m cool.”
Carmen obviously does not.
Do you think Nas was wrong to not take Destiny to the Grammys with him?
Birds of a feather flock together but sometimes, there’s always an odd one in the nest. That’s true when it comes to friendships. You never really know why people become close but there are some Hollywood friendships that took the public by surprise.
Is it just me, or have the past few years of reality TV and tell-all books allowed people who embody all things shady get to the top and gain celebrity? Seriously, these days young women are seeing that while an education is nice, if you do something scandalous and talk about it for all to hear, you can get book deals, TV shows, roles in movies, endorsements, advertising for your business ventures and more. Decorum is out for dollars folks, and if you don’t believe me, check out the following individuals. I don’t like to say “Hoes be winning,” so I’ll just say these seven “fools” were (and currently are) winning for all the wrong reasons.
Karrine “Superhead” Steffans
Nobody gained so much notoriety for discussing lewd behavior as Karrine Steffans did after she revealed a who’s who list of famous (and often, VERY married) rappers she rolled in the sack with or went down on in “Confessions of a Video Vixen.” The chick was on “Oprah” for goodness sake! While the book was interesting, and you could also feel for her a little bit as a woman who was sexually assaulted and had it change her in path in life, it also left a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe the whole kissing and telling culture just bothers me, but she didn’t seem that apologetic to the wives of the women she slept with, and spent more time either lauding the men and their packages or dissing their stroke. And after the fact she jumped on the media blitz getting her name out there, still dissing or running after men she claimed to be in love with (like Lil’ Wayne) and signed contracts to put out more of these kinds of books, and more. In the end, I think Steffans just exposed herself most over the years as an all-around sloppy individual, airing out everyone she ran into, including her ex-husband Darius McCrary, Bobby Brown and her current husband via Twitter. She made millions off of being messy.