Carmen Bryan, the mother of Nas’ 19 year old daughter Destiny, is not letting up. After Nas fell $11,000 behind on child support, and according to Carmen, has refused to pay Destiny’s tuition and medical bills. Now Carmen says that Nas has mental issues and may need help.
ON THE INACCURACIES BEING REPORTED BY THE MEDIA AND THE SURPRISING WAY SHE HOPES THE TUITION FIGHT WILL HELP NAS:
“I do not want to see my child’s father go to jail. However, I do want to see him get the mental help that I believe he desperately needs. So this situation is a curse and a blessing with regard to the fact that there are some deep-rooted mental issues that I believe exist and need to be addressed.”
ON THE MENTAL ISSUES SHE FEELS ARE PRESENT IN NAS:
“Well first off, let me just say my experiences with Nas, my dealings with Nas, and my research all lead me to believe that he does suffer from bipolarism and he may be a paranoid schizophrenic. That’s my personal opinion based on my experiences and interaction with him. An incident occurred with Nas years ago when we were together. I came in the house, Destiny and I, and he was on the couch wrapped up in a blanket; his mom was on one side of him, his brother on the other side, there were a few more people in the house. My first reaction was, ‘Is everything okay? What happened?’ And that’s when Nas told me ghosts were haunting him again, and entities were whispering to him and touching him and bothering him. This is something that he mentioned when we first got together, but I had never experienced him ever experiencing it until that moment. So, I’ve witnessed this long battle with insanity.”
ON WHAT STARTED THE FIGHT OVER DESTINY’S TUITION:
“This thing started, unbeknownst to me, in June of 2013. Nas just stopped paying Destiny’s tuition. I have a court order that says he has to pay 100% of her secondary education, which is college. Nas dropped out of school I believe 7th, 8th grade, so he’s ignorant and uneducated. He’s a junior high school dropout; he doesn’t believe in education. My thing is she wants an education. After all she’s been through, she desires it, and she deserves it. What she doesn’t deserve is to get half way through an accelerated program, and have to stop because her father refuses to pay the tuition. But this time, I want things to be different. I don’t want him to go to jail – I want him to get help.”
ON WHAT HER LEGAL TEAM IS DOING TO ADDRESS NAS’ ALLEGED MENTAL ISSUES:
“My legal team is going to file a motion and ask the judge for an order to have him mentally evaluated before we proceed because like I said, I don’t want to see him go to jail, but I do want to see him get the help that possibly, based on my experiences with him, he needs. And anyone that knows Nas, knows him, they know that he’s off. I believe that he is terrified, and he’s afraid of public backlash and humiliation. I also believe that he’s afraid the medication will numb him, or turn him into some kind of zombie so he won’t be able to write and create, which will ultimately ruin his career. These are my personal beliefs based on my past experiences and conversations with Nas. Like I said, I just want to see him get the help I believe he desperately needs, at the end of the day he is Destiny’s father. I’m concerned.”
Now, who died and made Carmen a psychiatrist? What degree did she receive to allow her to diagnose Nas’ mental illness? Personally, I’ve been in the presence of Nas a few times and have NEVER witnessed any of the such nor has his ex-wife Kelis ever complained about such things (and she has been pretty vocal in her complaints). If Carmen is speaking in regards to just HER experiences, she needs to keep in mind that SHE is a factor in that too. It could be that she was/is just hard to deal with. Mind you, Carmen is the same woman who pitched a fit about Kelis even being around Destiny. What’s even worse is she’s doing this while her daughter is old enough to know EVERYTHING that’s going on. She’s raising a future petty baby mama and has no idea.
Carmen Says Nas Is Bi-Polar, Paranoid & Schizophrenic was originally published on zhiphopcleveland.com