In the latest episode of Drinking Champions, Trina sat down with hosts NORE and DJ EFN to be honest. In the jovial encounter, the ‘Queen of the South’ discussed her love and respect for Beyonce, ex-boyfriend and former fiancé Lil Wayne, and shared her thoughts on the camaraderie (and sometimes lack thereof) between fellow female rappers. of the Hip-Hip community.
After discussing her Verzuz with fellow rapper Eve, longtime musical collaborator and friend Trick Daddy and his controversial comments about Queen Bey became a topic of conversation. Trina admitted that she had been giving him the silent treatment for weeks.
“Don’t talk about the queen, bro,” Trina recalled. “I’m the queen of the team…I’m the Bey-Hive. You don’t do that. And I didn’t talk to him for two or three weeks. We’re sitting next to each other and I turned my mic and my chair This way and I’m like this… ‘you have to apologize.’ »
She added: “Everyone has an opinion and that’s fine, but there you go. And you already know [how] I start my morning and she’s the queen [Beyoncé] everything. How dare you? For example, keep your opinions to yourself, talk with your friends, but don’t say anything publicly about him. Like no, we don’t do that.
During the show’s “Quick Time With Slime” segment, NORE threw out the names of different rappers to see which Trina would choose. When asked, “Lil Wayne or Drake?” Trina replied, “Oh, we have to take a picture (raises the glass).” When the conversation turned to her relationship with Wayne, she gave flowers to her ex-boyfriend and her ex.
“God, in real life, I’m gonna go with Wayne. I’m just saying it’s [Lil Wayne] Legend. In real form, it will always be Wayne. It’s legendary, iconic, and it will always be Wayne, Weezy F. It will never be any different than that. But I like Drake. So, that’s why I’m going to try my luck.
Diving deeper into her history with the New Orleans legend, Trina added: “Wayne, to me, has always been like a great person. Even just going beyond like in the days of just our situation and just being young. Sometimes when you’re young and in this industry, you’re just fast, and it just doesn’t work the way you expect or think it will. You’re 20, you’re hot in the game. You make so much money everywhere, and Wayne is a real, like one of the most honest guys I’ve ever met or met. When I say honest… like a real honest person. Like he’s not with the games, and he’s not. That was never the situation.
She ended with, “I will always speak well of him. He’s a great man, he’s a smart person, he’s always been amazing and kind to me. We’re just friends to this day, if I hit it for anything… a song, if I say “hi”, [need] a favor is always “yes”. That’s a respect I’ll never have for him. »
Deeper in the interview episode, Trina spoke about the power of female empowerment in hip-hop. Mentioning the need for more female representation in rap, rapper “Naan” said, “Women are kinda mean so we’re like different when it comes to getting along more than guys.” she shared.
Saying she can’t relate to “not getting along with other people,” she told the hosts, “My mom opened a beauty salon, so I grew up with women. C That’s all I’ve seen, all day, every day, girls getting their hair done. At the hair salon, you’ve heard it all. So when it comes to women, I’ve always been in this uplifting environment when it came to women.
She added: “When you see the ‘Ladies Night’ [music] video is what you think of female Hip Hop. She talked about the female rappers who were there and showed her love when she entered the industry. But in Today’s Hip-Hop Game, Trina emphasized, “It’s not like that.”
“This hour and this day, these girls are not as connected. They’re not as friendly, they don’t want to bond. It’s too much to discuss. It’s too much back and forth. Jealousy is too much. ‘Oh, I hook up with you because you’re hot, and when I can meet you in real life and get to know you. I’m intimidated or I’m that.
“I’m not like that,” she continued before talking about her friend Missy Elliott. “I’m not intimidated by Missy. He’s a genius. I’m inspired… I want to get that check. He’s my friend. I want to see you soar and soar… So with these girls, you can’t make them all see that kind of vision or feel the same kind of things.
Watch the full Trina Drink champions interview above.