Courtesy of ESSENCE.com
Recently Nas released â€œDaughters,” a single from his upcoming album Life Is Good. On the track, he divulges his feelings about being a father to his 17-year-old, Destiny, and his reaction to her growing up too fast for his liking. â€œThey grow fast, one day she’s ya little princess/ Next day she talking boy business, what is this?â€ Nas raps. He even takes accountability for some of Destinyâ€™s shortcomings, blaming his own absence and even the number of women heâ€™s had in his life for her sometimes questionable behavior.
The song was widely praised by many dads as an honest, accurate perception of how they feel about their daughters. But Destinyâ€™s mother, Carmen â€” she became infamous when Jay-Z dropped a line about her during his rap beef with Nas, and then she penned a book, mostly about being a hip-hop groupie â€” wasnâ€™t so happy with the lyrics.