This week the Muses share the story of Karrine Steffans, author of the memoir Confessions of a Video Vixen.

From day one Karrine's life was an uphill battle. By 20 she had survived an abusive mother, a brutal rape, a violent husband, homelessness and single motherhood. Breaking free from her past, Karrine moved to LA, hoping for a better life for her and her son.

In no time at all Karrine was at the center of the Hip Hop scene, dating legendary rappers such as Ice-T, Method Man, Ja Rule and more. She was also making a name for herself as one of the industry's top "Music Video Vixens", dancing in videos for artists such as Jay-Z, Mystikal, and Xzibit. But life was anything but a party. Tune in to hear how Karrine turned her darkest days into the fuel that made her fight for her future.

You can purchase Karrine's book Confessions of a Video Vixen, as well as her others where ever books are sold.

Make sure to also check out our interview with Kathy Iandoli, author of God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip Hop.

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