For most hip hop fans who heard Nas’s new single “Daughters,” it was a sweet heartfelt moment. Not the case for Carmen Bryan, the rapper’s ex-girlfriend and mother of their 17-year-old daughter, Destiny.
Bryan took the Queensbridge MC to task last night on Twitter for portraying their daughter in a negative light on the introspective song.
“Just heard ‘Daughters’ by Nas. What a disappointment! He had nothing positive to say about our daughter and his depiction of her is false,” Bryan wrote.
Furthermore, the single mother was not pleased with the avenue of expression.
“Perhaps her father should be talking to her and spending more time with her so he can really get to know her,” Bryan tweeted. “Destiny is still a child it was the wrong platform.”
On the track the multi-platinum selling hip hop star takes the blame for some rather dubious public moments — writing letters to a man in jail, posting pictures of a box of condoms on Twitter — his teenage daughter has had in the past. In an interview with XXL Nas said he was attempting to share his experience of watching his little girl mature into a young lady.
“Man, that’s what I try to put into one song,” he added. “Boy, it’s amazing, man. She’s so important to me and she always has been. They grow so fast and time flies man. Before you know it, you’re looking at a little lady.”
God’s Son revealed that the record was one of the first he recorded for his upcoming album, Life Is Good.
“She’s my first kid, my first time watching a child become a teen and a little adult before my eyes,” he added. “That’s one of the most important things in my life. She is. I can’t get away from talking about it.”
Bryan didn’t feel the poignant gesture was necessary.
“He doesn't owe his fans an explanation with regard to what goes on with Destiny, she is his daughter not his artist. Period,” Bryan tweeted.
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