Friday, November 10, 2006

Re: The "Hip-Hop Helen of Troy"

Dear Carmen Bryan,

I wanted to write about this when I first saw it on Nah Right, but I was busy doing other business.

You claim on the cover of your latest book that you're a "Hip-Hop Helen of Troy."


You're claiming that you were kidnapped by some rapper (I assume Jay-Z) because Aphrodite said that you were the most beautiful woman in the world, and because of this kidnapping, rappers, choosing between Nas' side and Jay-Z's side, fought over you for 10 years until Nas made a Trojan horse and slaughtered all of Jay-Z's followers? That's what I assume with your "Hip-Hop Helen of Troy" misnomer.

According to this synopsis of the book at
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...
I think you should retitle your book to accurately reflect the content found it. How about It's No Secret I'm a Whore: A Woman that Slept with Nas and Jay-Z Who Thought She Sparked Their Feud Tells All? It's a much better title than the original book, and you wouldn't be confusing people who may want to actually purchase this book to have something to start a campfire with.

Penny Woods

(Pics:, Ms. Special)



a sneak peek of her book somehow ended up in my email inbox today. i read it. its poorly written but it will sell. i think its a lil late for her to be coming out with all this no one cares any more and shes making her self look worst than superhead. its just funny how she tries to sensationalize the fact that shes sleeping with nas, jayz allen iverson and God knows who else all at the same time. she must be bitter.

Anonymous said...

Campfire material indeed. Please stop trying to glamorize your actions, you're a common whore.