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Early life[ edit ] Steffans was born in Saint Thomas, U. Virgin Islands , and moved to Florida when she was 10 years old. She has written about her troubled childhood: she grew up in poverty, suffered emotional and physical abuse at the hands of an alcoholic mother and indifferent father, and was raped when she was She ran away at 16, and began working as an exotic dancer.

She lived on the streets for a month. She currently resides near Hollywood. Their relationship was "tumultuous", and Steffans says she left for Los Angeles to protect her son after physical abuse landed her in the hospital. After moving to Los Angeles, friends she had made in the industry through acquaintances of Kool G began showing her the ropes. Steffans has also worked in videos with R. Steffans discussed how she had suffered sexual abuse as a child, and how she allowed herself to be sexually exploited in order to obtain work in music videos.

She dedicated her first book to her son, and she donates part of the proceeds from the book to the Boys and Girls Club of America. Steffans has spoken to young women at colleges about the lesser-known dangers of the entertainment industry. She has occasionally guest-written columns for King magazine. In one deal, her book The Vixen Manual was ostensibly optioned , while the other involves the writing and production of a scripted television series.

The book is described by its publishers as "an anthology" that consists of "a series of essays depicting regrettable sexual experiences wherein the consumption of alcohol was involved, either before, during, or after.

So I became almost this figure, this Joan of Arc [for them]".

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Early life[ edit ] Steffans was born in Saint Thomas, U. Virgin Islands , and moved to Florida when she was 10 years old. She has written about her troubled childhood: she grew up in poverty, suffered emotional and physical abuse at the hands of an alcoholic mother and indifferent father, and was raped when she was She ran away at 16, and began working as an exotic dancer.

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Confessions of a Video Vixen

But, as gossipmongers and critics speculated, assumed, and manufactured tall tales about the New York Times bestselling author, Karrine hid herself and her truth from the world, imprisoned by an abusive marriage and the judgments of society. In Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later, Karrine takes readers into the belly of the beast as she harrowingly chronicles the systematic breakdown of her mind, body, and spirit and the events that propelled her back to prosperity after losing everything. She candidly shares her struggle to be what others demand, her obsession with the American dream, her desperation to appear normal, and the price she paid for it all. With a foreword from Respect magazine Editor-in-Chief Datwon Thomas, this dark, long journey into the life of an abused and tormented woman, wife, and mother uncovers a long-guarded set of painful personal truths, reveals the inspiring details of her life-saving triumph, and will change everything you thought you knew about Karrine Steffans. Read more.

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She was convicted of perjury and now faces up to 30 years in prison. At a recent concert in New York, the West Coast rapper The Game accused a former boss, the rapper 50 Cent, of being a prosecutor-friendly snitch, the ultimate pejorative in the streets where hip-hop was born. Since it was released on Tuesday, it has been the talk of urban radio, and that night it was all the buzz at the BET awards in Los Angeles, with an astonished "Can you believe that? But the question has cut two ways; it has been as much about Ms. Steffans, she said, has "violated that code and chosen to talk about everything. But Ms. Steffans is the first to pull back the covers on the hip-hop industry.

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