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Hip-Hop’s Helen Of Troy Pens Cautionary Tale, “When The Child Support Stops”

Carmen Bryan is an author (actually a good story teller 0r re-teller).

But you might not know her by her government name. Most rap fans know her by the titles and occasions associated with her life. Chief among those are Nas’ First Baby Mom, the girl at the root of Jay-Z and Nas’ beef, and the gas behind the most infamous battle record “Ether.” You probably don’t remember “Carmen’s Got A Gun,” which was a diss rap record she put out on Jay-Z after hearing his verse on Memphis Bleek’s 2000 joint “Is That Your Girl?”

Regardless of what you’ve known her as, Hip-Hop’s Helen of Troy has had her storyline interwoven with Nas’.

Only a few months after he birthed his classic album Illmatic in 1994, Carmen gave Nas his first child Destiny. Bryan maintains that Nas has faithfully paid child support for the care of their daughter.  Now 24 years of age, Destiny no longer receives child support from her rap god dad.  She is out in the world making a way for herself in cosmetics. The millennial has a make-up line called “Lipmatic” that is earning her stripes in the field. Child support ended maybe six years ago and the monies that Mr. Jones sent to raise his daughter was respectfully administered to her care by her mom. Bryan recognized early that the checks were not for new Gucci and Louis bags, but for school tuition, clothing, shelter and all the other things children need to live. In fact, before the child support was over Bryan was in these streets making it happen. Bryan’s first New York Times best-selling book, It’s No Secret: From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal–a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All did relatively well for the first time author. But that was not enough. She has had to figure it out taking jobs at record labels and hustling.

Her new book, When The Child Support Stops, is a cautionary tale to women who find themselves connect through a child to a powerful man. It takes a nod at how easy it is to want to live as lavish as the child, the pitfalls of misusing the kid-intended-cash and the misconceptions that parents have about each other when court-ordered arrangements are involved.

This book comes at the right time for the Nas camp. As he continues to wade through this nasty custody and child support battle with his ex-wife Kelis, this book is another proof positive that Nas is a good provider. Kelis maintains that Nas does not pay child support to help their son, Knight Jones. And that he was an abusive partner.  In her …No Secret, Bryan also maintains that Nas was abusive. She writes that once he hit her so hard that she “saw stars.”

Carmen Bryan’s When the Child Support Stops can be purchased here.

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Diddy’s Black 100 List Includes Post Malone But Not 50 Cent, Bow Wow Feuds W/ Jermaine Dupri, Nas’ Ex Pens Child Support Book?

Carmen Bryan Selfie

Motivational Monday. We’re all about the motivation SOHH why not get things going with Diddy‘s Black 100 list? Speaking of black excellence, is there real tension between Jermaine “JD” Dupri and Bow Wow? With exes on your mind, how about Nas‘ ex-girlfriend Carmen Bryan penning a child support book? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

1. Black Excellence

If there’s one music mogul all about serious black excellence, it’s Diddy. He pushes for seeing his peers succeed and moving the culture forward. Turns out there’s at least 100 people he sees as power players. His Twitter page has the rundown:

Should 50 Cent have made the cut? Did Diddy forget any key people? Are there some people who shouldn’t have made this list? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Bow Wow Wow

Is there some real smoke between JD and Bow Wow? It looks like the duo are not messing with one another and Bow Wow is making sure everyone knows it. His Twitter has all the evidence:

Do you believe this feud? Is Bow Wow trolling? Think this could get messy? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Stay Woke

While fans wait to hear what Kelis has to say about ex-husband Nas, it looks like Carmen Bryan has some things to get off her chest. Her new A Cautionary Tale Life After Child Support When The Checks Stop Coming is officially out. Her IG has the announcement:

Did she need to drop this? Which celebs should read it? Are you going to support it? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

That wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the scoop from your fave gossip sites.

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Struggle Watch: Nas’ Baby Mama Carmen Bryan Pens ‘When The Child Support Stops’ Book

Source: Carmen Bryan shopping in Beverly Hills Featuring: Carmen Bryan Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 17 Dec 2015 Credit: WENN.com

Nas’ baby mama, Carmen Bryan, was once part of the Hip-Hop’s most fiery beefs. Now, she has penned a new book called When The Child Support Stops.

We couldn’t make this up if we tried.

Previously, Carmen released a book titled From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal–a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All in 2006. It was a best-seller, for obvious reasons, but recently word is that she wasn’t living so plush after Nas didn’t have to pay child support anymore.

Her new book, which is being touted as “a short cautionary tale about out growing financial dependency and moving forward,” can be yours, for $4.99.

We ain’t knocking her hustle, though.

[H/T Vlad TV]

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