On a track saluting single fathers who love their little girls, Nas followed up his first single "The Don" with a new family conscious record. "Daughters" was produced by No I.D. and will appear on Mr. Jones' upcoming Life Is Good album (July 17). He tweeted:
Shout out to ALL fathers who love their #DAUGHTERS!...I Love My Princess Destiny Jones!
Nas also dished to Shaheem Reid over at XXL about his new outlook on fatherhood now that he's watched his own daughter, Destiny Jones, grow up into a young lady. He revealed that "Daughters" was actually one of the first songs he recorded for his Life Is Good album, as maturity and growth is the new world in which he now lives. And the father of two, who also created the theme song for the NFL Draft going down this weekend (screenshot from the promo vid above), wanted to show this new outlook to his fans. Nas states:
“Man, that’s what I try to put into one song. 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."
“She’s my first kid, my first time watching a child become a teen and a little adult before my eyes. 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.”
We had a feeling Nas' ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Carmen Bryan, would have something to say about his new "Daughters" track. And right on cue, chick popped off saying the song falsely portrayed their daughter Destiny.
Her words inside...
Carmen apparently wasn't as touched by Nas' new "Daughters" track as everyone else was. Despite Nas tweeting his love for his daughter and explaining on the track that Destiny's mindset & misbehavior was likely his fault, Carmen took to Twitter to express her anger tonight:
Just heard "Daughters" by Nas. What a disappointment! He had nothing positive to say about our daughter and his depiction of her is false!
...perhaps her father should be talking to her and spending more time with her so he can really get to know her.
...Destiny will be 18 in 2 months. Over it!
And when her followers asked what exactly was the problem with the song, she answered:
Ques? do u really think Destiny appreciated that song? Seriously.....Destiny is still a child-it was the wrong platform.
...he's not speaking on it-he's rapping about it. There's a huge difference and I don't respect it.
Destiny is extremely talented, caring and has a huge heart, none of those things were mentioned. I'm proud of her.
Well, that kinda ruined the sweet moment. Sounds like she's trying to say Nas isn't as close to his daughter as the song makes it seem. Carmen also seems to be saying that him admitting on the track that he hasn't always been the best father (which led to his daughter's inappropriate tweets & behavior a while back) actually has a negative effect on Destiny.
Even so--wouldn't that be a convo better had via phone (or anywhere except Twitter) with Mr. Jones directly?