Birth Place:St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S.
Full Name:Karrine Steffans
Date of Birth:August 24, 1978
Occupation:Writer, actress, model
About Karrine Steffans
Karrine has appeared in almost 20 music videos. Later, she started visiting University campuses and started talking about the hip hop culture and its expectations from women. Steffans was born on August 24th, 1978 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. At the age of 10, she moved to Florida. Steffans was born into a troubled family, an alcoholic mother and indifferent father.
Sadly, Steffans was raped when she was just 13 years of age. This gave her physical suffering and emotional trauma. It didn’t help that she was growing up in poverty. She has written about her troubled childhood in a book. At 16, she ran away to become an exotic dancer. Steffans moved to Los Angeles in 1999, but before that, she used to live as the street urchin of New York and Arizona. She is living currently in Hollywood.
At 17, she moved in with the rap artist Nathaniel Wilson, who is better known as Kool G Rap – they have a son. It was Kool G Rap who actually introduced Steffans to hip hop. At 21, she made her debut in a music video with Jay-Z’s, Hey Papi – that was in 1999. She has also worked with R. Kelly, Mystikal and LL Cool.
Karrine has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006 and talked about her sexually abusive childhood. She was featured in the 2003 film “A Man Apart” with Vin Diesel.
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