Monday, November 27, 2006

Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All

Nas goes and takes a big loss via Carmen Bryan, she even drops ether on Jay.

Book Description from Amazon.
Carmen Bryan is no stranger to the rap world. Not only did she work at Def Jam and Capitol Records but she shares a daughter with hip-hop superstar Nas -- a relationship made extremely public through Nas's celebrity status, rap lyrics, and the ever-present media. Now, in It's No Secret, a strong, resilient Carmen bares all, telling her side of the story and leaving no detail unturned -- with the true candor and raw emotion of someone who has been there, done that, and survived.

From a clandestine relationship with Nas's biggest rival, Jay-Z, that stirred up the biggest feud in hip-hop history, to seeing her reputation in tatters and a once loving relationship with Nas fall apart, Carmen depicts her trying journey to become the strong woman and mother she is today. After years of turmoil that included drugs, sex, greed, and violence -- and abandoning what she had always prized above all, her freedom -- Carmen took a stand, focusing on herself. After years of pursuit by the media, Carmen sets the record straight in It's No Secret -- and has no regrets.
New York Daily News summarized some key points made by Carmen:

Carmen Bryan says Nas:
  • Beat her, cheated on her, cut her child support
  • Invited her for a threesome with the Kelis
  • Beat her "with a closed fist" after finding out about one fling. In turn, she "pulled out my pepper spray from my back pocket and sprayed Nas down like he was some rabid pit bull,"
She also says:
  • Kelis doesn't wear deodorant
  • Jay-Z scrubs his butt in the shower
  • Nas once turned down a date with Beyonce because, he couldn't stand her breath
  • She slept with Jay-Z and Allen Iverson while dating Nas