Previously scheduled to perform only one song, Nas enlisted the help of Lauryn Hill to assist in filling the holes in his set due to Nicki Minaj’s absence at Summer Jam 2012 on Sunday (June 3).
L-Boogie emerged from the shadows of the stage singing the chorus of the Fugees’ hit “Ready or Not” before rhyming the verses from the track, making it one of the night’s most memorable moments.
Years of Island Dick abuse have not been kind to Ms. Hill’s vocal cords but it should also be noted that she had played New York City’s Highline Ballroom the prior evening. She was rumored to appear during Minaj’s set as a special guest but took to her Twitter account this afternoon to deny it ever being the case.
Destiny Jones hinted that her relationship with rapper dad Nas is back on the mend following mom Carmen Bryan‘s ire after hearing his new track “Daughters,” which makes mention of the time that the 17-year-old posted a photo of condoms on her Instagram account.
“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,” Bryan tweeted on Thursday.
“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.”
As barbershop debates continue on across the country over if the best party earned custody of The N red carpet gear, Nas is opening up about his highly publicized 2009 divorce from Harlem’s own glowstick, Kelis.
Nas was reportedly ordered to pay a staggering $40,000 a month in spousal and child support a day after the birth of son Knight in July 2009. The amount has since been cut to $25,000 a month. He also has a daughter, Destiny, from a previous relationship.
“Life is crazy. I [wound] up paying more money to baby mommas than what some of my rap brothers and sistren make,” he told Sway Calloway on MTV’s RapFix Live this week.
“I’ve always been away from too much limelight and that right there put me in — no one’s exempt from people probing into your life once you get into the game,” he conceded. “So [the divorce] put a lot of my business out there, man. People weren’t thinking I was making that kind of money, and now they know.”
Mr. Steal Your Girl linked up with Mr. Cheat On His Wife During Her Second Trimester for GQ’s magazine celebration for the launch of the April 2012 issue at The Jane Hotel last night (March 12) in New York City.
View more pictures from the guys’ night out inside the gallery.