12 years later, Miami’s femcee Trina is still the baddest chick in Miami. The platinum-selling rapper is busy in the recording studio working on her new album with Rick Ross, giving back to her community, running her own Pink Diamond Couture clothing line; and managing the Diamond Doll Foundation, a mentoring program for teen girls. Below are a few excerpts:
On her evolution as an artist.
“I was just growing,” she says. “Whether it was love, unhappy moments, fun, partying, hanging out with friends, traveling outside the country, all of my experiences were a part of my albums. Every time I did a record, I took it all into the studio.”
On busting up in a male dominated industry.
“Of course, rap was still a male-dominated game,” she admits. “And I came into it around a bunch of guys like Trick Daddy and Rick Ross, who were just real strong dudes.
“But coming up among men, you get that hardheadedness, that toughness about you. So I got the best of both worlds, because I had the guys there to give me the tough part, and then it was up to me to just keep my sexy going,” she laughs. “It kinda balanced out!”
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