She’s famed for her alleged sexual liaisons with rappers including Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Lil Wayne, Bobby Brown and Soulja Boy, and is widely known by her nickname, Superhead.
So it’s no surprise that there was cynicism amongst many when, in 2009, former video girl turned author Karrine Steffans published her third book The Vixen Manual: How to Find, Seduce & Keep the Man You Want (below).
Having previously revealed her sexual exploits with countless rappers in her 2005 book Confessions of a Video Vixen, Steffans – who celebrates her 36th birthday today – was scorned by many who felt she should be despised for her sexual antics.
Her critics were all the more bewildered when she turned her attention to relationship advice with The Vixen Manual. After all, how could a woman who was famed for sleeping around be qualified to give advice to those in committed relationships?
Steffans with Lil Wayne
Still, Steffans felt she was ideal to give such advice. In a promotional interview she did on NBC’s The Today Show, she said:
“You don’t want to take sexual and relationship advice from a nun. So you might wanna get your advice from someone who’s been there, done that, got the t-shirt and the key chain – that would be me.”
One piece of advice Steffans (pictured above) offered women in relationships – something she said she’d embraced herself – was “learning how to be quiet and just shut up! Even when you disagree, you don’t always have to let him know what you’re thinking all the time,” she advised. “Power is a lot of times in silence.”
She also encouraged career women to avoid being “so independent that you end up being lonely” and urged domineering ladies to “know how to stand down and allow a man to be a man.”
Steffans with Soulja Boy
It got us thinking: Is there any value in the advice a ‘loose’ woman can offer about relationships?
Is a woman who is famed for sexually satisfying men the best person to advise women on how to keep a man happy? Or does her past make her totally unqualified to give serious relationship advice? Tell us what you think.