Nas' Ex Carmen Bryan Hit With Plagiarism Lawsuit
In a lawsuit filed in Columbus, Ohio Federal Court, Tannell Davis claims to have written the book, which originally had a working title of Sex, Drugs and Hip-Hop...Oh, and Did I Mention Love?"
Bryan, who did stints at Def Jam and Capitol Records, also shares a daughter with Nas.
The 272-page-book tells Bryan's life story and her role in a vicious feud between Nas and rapper Jay-Z and her affair with both rappers as well as other trysts.
Bryan details a secret affair she had with Nas' one-time rival Jay-Z and claims she was the inspiration behind a number of hit records written by Jay-Z, including "Give It To Me, "Is That Yo Chick" and others.
The lawsuit alleges that Davis originally wrote and copyrighted Sex, Drugs and Hip-Hop...Oh, and Did I Mention Love? and that Bryan plagiarized the original version and sold the new version to Simon & Schuster under the new titled It's No Secret.
In a recent interview with, Nas shared his views on the book, which hit stores in November.
"In this game, ya moms can come out and write a rhyme about you," Nas said about the book. "It is what it is, what can you do? People are going to write books. I hope it’s a best seller. I hope she can buy twelve Bentleys off of it. Get out of my pockets and do her thing. I don’t respect when people jump out of their shirt; lose their shirt to cause controversy and stuff like that. That’s a different world. I’m staying out of it."
Davis seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.