While fans are raving over Nas’ new single, “Daughters,” not everyone is happy about the Don’s ode to fatherhood. Especially Carmen Bryan, the mother of Nas’ daughter, Destiny, whom the MC raps about extensively on the No I.D.-produced track.
“Just heard ’Daughters’ by Nas. What a disappointment! He had nothing positive to say about our daughter and his depiction of her is false,” Carmen Bryan wrote on Twitter Thursday after the song was released online.
Bryan’s Twitter isn’t verified, but MTV News was able to confirm through a source that the account in question does belong to Nas’ ex. Now, this isn’t the first time the MC has referenced his child on record; he first rapped about her on “The World is Yours,” a single off of his 1994 debut album Illmatic. On his 2004 double LP Street’s Disciple, Nas lovingly sang of “daddy’s little girl” on “Me & You (Dedicated to Destiny),” but “Daughters” has a distinctly different tone.
“I saw my daughter send a letter to some boy her age/ Who’s locked up, first I regretted it, then caught my rage,” God’s Son rapped on the track’s first verse.
On the second verse, the Queensbridge MC addressed the February incident when the 17-year old Destiny showed off her condom collection on Twitter. “At this point I realized I ain’t the strictest parent,” Nas rapped, blaming himself for not spending enough time with her.
Bryan is no stranger to scandal. In 2007, she penned “It’s No Secret,” a tell-all book that detailed how her and Nas’ relationship deteriorated and her affair with Jay-Z.
A label rep at Def jam, Nas’ label wouldn’t comment on the matter, but Nas did send out a special tweet to his little girl on Thursday. “I Love My Princess Destiny Jones,” he wrote.
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