Legendary rapper Nas has been dealing with a ton of drama lately as a result of ex-wife Kelis’s revelations regarding his alleged abuse. Fortunately, his relationship with Carmen Bryan, the mother of his first child Destiny, is much better after some very rocky years back in the day. But Carmen has a new book letting all the ladies know what happens after child support ends that might rock the boat again.
Nas’ daughter Destiny has been mentioned in his music from the very beginning and if you are a true hip-hop fan then you already know who her mother, Carmen Bryan, is. After previously writing the New York Times best-seller It’s No Secret: From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal–a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All back in 2006, Bryan has returned to the publishing game with a new book about her life as the mother of a wealthy celebrity’s child who provided for her and their daughter financially for years…until the child support checks stopped rolling in.
Titled When Child Support Stops, Bryan goes into in-depth detail about how her life drastically changed once her daughter was of age and Nas was no longer required to give her child support. Described as “a cautionary tale about outgrowing financial dependency and moving forward,” the book also explains how Bryan had to be very cautious about getting comfortable as a beneficiary of such a lavish financial arrangement, while understanding in the back of her mind that “child support is not an income for you. It’s supposed to support the child.”
In a 2017 interview with VladTV last year, Bryan revealed that she had become very content with the money she was receiving from Nas over the years, but she knew reality would set in one day. “It was like a gift and a curse, the child support situation. Anyone who gets child support, you know it’s not going to last forever anyway. And, when you’re getting a check every month you become a little content with that,” Bryan told Vlad. “Some people don’t want to go above and beyond that.”
Bryan also hopes that the release of her new book will squash all of the previous online rumors about her financial state and living arrangements now that her child support is over. In recent years, rumors were flying that she was sleeping on couches and totally broke when her child support ceased, but she attempts to set the record straight in the book.
If you’re interested in reading When The Child Support Stops, you can get your copy of the e-book here for $4.99.