Miami rapper Trina held a press junket for her new album “Amazin’” this past weekend in Atlanta and of course my homie Kodak Boi from Kidd U Not attended. While there, Trina talked about her upcoming new reality show and a new jean line “Pink Diamond Couture”. The “Amazin” album will be released next March and will be more pop-friendly than her normal style of rap. Here are a few interesting things Trina had to say about other female rap artists in the game. Via XXL
Trina on avoiding being catty towards other females like Nicki Minaj & Angel Lola Luv:
I’m just a confident woman. I’m so confident in myself that when I step out I know that I am that b*tch. I’m not worried about her to the left or her to the right. We’re missing that unity. We don’t have that because everyone wants everyone to tear apart. This is why there are no categories in awards for female rappers. You can’t just have two artist in the category. You need Trina. You need Nicki Minaj. You need Missy Elliott. You need Eve, Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Remy, Shawnna, Angel Lola Luv, Teyana Taylor, Lil’ Mama. You need everybody in the game that’s doing this.
Trina on which female she would nominate for MTV’s Hottest MC’s list:
I’d say Nicki. She definitely deserves the respect. She doesn’t have an album out or sold any records, but it’s more so about the passion and the response she gets from the listeners. To see her pave her way from nothing to come up to be a topic or a name. You give that respect to the person coming up making a name for themselves. That’s just real talk. I don’t pull any punches. People say I give too much credit to people but it’s not about that. It’s about being real. And being real is giving props when it’s due. You can’t be hating or mad when you see people doing their thing.