A few months back, Nas’ daughter Destiny instagram’ed a photo of a box of condoms on a nightstand by her bed. She is only 17 years old. This glimpse into her young life had the tell-tale signs of a “Black girl lost.” Nas chose to address these issues and others in his new track, “Daughters”, in which he blames himself for not being more involved in his child’s life. Take a listen to the track below:
His ex-girl and the mother of his daughter, Carmen Bryant, was not very happy with the song and decided to air her grievances on Twitter. Carmen ended up engaging in various verbal back and forths with Nas’ fans, and it was not pretty.
Check out what Carmen tweeted below:
She went into further details saying the following:
“I’m a mother first, and if Destiny is upset about something-that makes me upset.
I think he really didn’t realize how the song would affect Destiny. He should have allowed her to hear if first.
His short coming was humiliating her in public by rehashing the mistakes she has made via a song. Not right.
…humiliate our children on wax for the mistakes that they make. Who does that?
I didn’t hear anything positive in that song.
That song was created b/c he felt like he owed his listeners an explanation. Period. And I don’t.
He doesn’t owe his fans an explanation with regard to what goes on with Destiny, she is his daughter not his artist. Period.
That’s why he addressed. He cares what you guys think about him. That song was for YOU..not Destiny.”
Nas said the following in a recent interview with XXL Magazine regarding the song:
“She’s my first kid, my first time watching a child become a teen and a little adult before my eyes,” he continued. “That’s one of the most important things in my life: she is. I can’t get away from talking about it. It’s actually one of the first songs I recorded for this album.”
“Daughters” is Nas’ latest single from his upcoming LP, Life Is Good, slated to drop July 17. Do you think Nas is wrong for speaking about his relationship with his daughter in the track?