The money train not only stops at the doors of entertainment moguls and personalities. Writers, like Karrine Steffans, also get their own share of the pile. You only have to look at the stories of successful writers like Stephen King and J.K. Rowling to understand this feeling.
Steffans started as a video coward. During her time she appeared on more than 20 music videos. Many of them were for rappers in the top one percent of rap. After her days as a vixen, she traveled the country to visit colleges and sensitize students to the pitfalls and pitfalls of the otherwise romanticized world of hip-hop music.
Karrine Steffans is best known for her published works, especially the confessions of a video fix and the other books in the Vixen series. If anything, you can believe what she writes about because she has lived it.
Karrine Steffans’s Bio and Career
Steffan was born on August 24, 1978, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. When she was 10 years old, she moved with her family to Florida. Karrin’s life as an adolescent is more or less a series of tragedies. Her mother was an alcoholic and her father was indifferent. She had to endure physical and emotional abuse, which became even worse when she was raped at the age of 13.
When she was 16 years old, she ran away from home and lived on the streets for about a month. To be able to take care of herself at that time, young Karrine had to start working as an exotic dancer. After shuffling through New York and Arizona, she finally moved to Los Angeles in 1999. At the age of 17, she started dating and moving in with a rapper named Nathaniel Wilson, better known by his stage name “Kool G Rap”. Her relationship with the host was a very bumpy affair for the dancer. This led to her leaving Los Angeles after she was hospitalized because the rapper was physically abusing her.
Karrine Steffans’ time with Kool G Rap had introduced her to some of the heavyweights of the industry. She began to get into the vixen business and soon made her debut in 1999 on Jay-Z’s music video with the song Hey Papi. She then appeared in a number of videos for big names such as R.Kelly, Mystikal, and LL Cool J.
In 2004 Karrine made her film debut when she appeared in A Man Apart alongside Vin Diesel. In the same year, her pictures also graced the cover of the “Hollywood Swimsuit” issue of Smooth Magazine.
In April 2006, Steffans was a guest on an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show, a segment that dealt with the objectification of women. Here the former dancer told about her experiences with sexual abuse as a child and how this led to her being exploited by the industry to take care of herself.
The following year she was on the cover of King magazine when she wore slippery clothes and held a horsewhip. She also did a spoken-word intro and an epilogue for the mixtape Freaky Flows by DJ Rhude and Dawton Thomas.
In her literary career, Steffans has written more than six titles. Her first work appeared in 2005 as the first in a four-part book series. The next two were published in 2007 and 2009 and were entitled The Vixen Diaries (2007) and The Vixen Manual: How to find, seduce, and keep the man you want (2009). These three books all made it into the top ten of the New York Times bestseller list. Their writing was praised by Essence Magazine and they received their interviews, which were conducted by many journalists, including Bill O’Reilly and Dony Deutsch.
The ex-dancer, who occasionally works as a guest writer for KING magazine, launched her own publishing imprint in 2008. In 2010 she signed a contract with Fox Television Studios to make a film version of her 2007 book. The contract also obliged Steffan to write a television series with the screenplay for production.
From 2012 to 2015 she published four more books. SATISFACTION: Erotic Fantasies for the Advanced and Adventurous Couple (201), Drink Fuck Sleep (2012), How To Mke Love to a Martian (2013) and Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Fix, ten years later (2015).
Husband, Son, and other facts about her
1. Karrine had a son with Kool G Rap
The author cum model has had nothing less than a life on the roller coaster. Her marriage to Nathaniel Wilson was a terrible experience for her. However, she gave birth to a son with the old school rapper. Years later she revealed that her child was the main reason she had to leave him and flee Los Angeles. She did not want her son to be hurt or to grow up in this toxic environment.
2. Karrine was married to Columbus Short for a brief moment.
The couple married in January 2016 and Steffans was full of admiration for their new husband. But it wasn’t long before things got out of control. The marriage ended the same year Kerran accused him of drug abuse, drinking, and abusing her.
3. Steffan’s Vixen Series books showed her true vixen side
Karrine’s bestselling book from 2005 was as successful as it was powerful and insightful. The book is a narrative about the “sexcapades” of the former vixen during her time in the industry. In the book, she revealed her steamy hot sexual and romantic encounters with many superstars in the music industry and some outside the music industry. The book contains sexual revelations about names like Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Vin Diesel, Shaq O’Neal, Bill Maher, and many others.
Karrine Steffans’s net worth
Karrine has worked with enough heavyweights on various issues to secure a substantial fortune. Her contract with Fox Television Studios, her Video-Vixen bankroll, exclusive magazine rights, and extensive publishing success also put her net worth at $3.5 million.