Southern rapper Trina has denied ever having any conflicts of interest or beef towards Young Money‘s leading lady, Nicki Minaj.
Addressing speculation that a line in Minaj’s “5 Star Chick” collaboration was directed toward her, Trina said she does not have problems with the rapper.
“There is no drama,” Trina promised in an interview. “There [is] no reason to be no drama. I’ve never done anything to her and she’s never done anything to me. Drama comes from conflict of interest. I saw you in the street. You said something I didn’t like. That’s drama. The rest of that is erroneous information. As far as [Nicki Minaj’s] verse — I was on the record first. When I heard [Nicki’s lyrics], that’s how she feels. [Lil] Wayne is the CEO of the label that she’s on and I guess that is her way of saying let him solidify to people that she’s a five-star chick. I did my verse being totally me who I am, just being me, and talking slick…I don’t spend too much time worrying about females or just having another female on [my] mind. That’s just not how I roll. I’m focused on music, making money. And everything outside of that really don’t matter to me. It’s a waste of time.” (Honey Mag)
Minaj has resorted to Twitter this week to promote Trina’s new album, Amazin’.
“The Baddest Chick in da game dropped an album today. Get dat new Trina “Amazin” S/O 2 women dat understand empowerment. #oneyaself,” she wrote on Tuesday (May 4). “RT @TRINArockstarr: @NickiMinaj thank U so much doll for the love I’m ready to shoot the video!!! Wink* :-) xoxox <—lol. mmmuuuaaahhhh!!!” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
Despite props from Trina and Foxy Brown, Minaj has received heat from artists like Khia and model Gloria Velez.
“I’m in a six-speed drop and I’m sick with the clutch / I’m bout to go in on this bitch like a d*** in her guts / Come on Nicki? Is you licking or what? / How many silicone shots you gonna stick in your butt?” Velez opens the freestyle with. She goes on to throw several jabs at Minaj, poking fun at her alleged plastic surgeryenhancements, comparing her flow to a rapper with Tourette’s syndrome, and even accuses her of providing sexual favors to land a record deal. “It’s Glo, Murda Mami, strapped up, emergency / I wasn’t gonna do it, but bitch you keep urging me / You better run and use extreme urgency / brain f***ed up, too much plastic surgery,” Velez spits. “No matter how many times you bat your eye lashes / It ain’t gonna take away from the fact that you trash-ess,” she later raps, before adding: “Remember you came out a Lil Kim clone? / then you started sounding like your got Tourette’s syndrome.” (Baller Status)
Last month, Nicki addressed her female critics.
“There are some that say something positive,” Nicki said in an interview. “You should be happy I’m here even though I’m showing you b*tches how to do it. But umm, I get more love than hate. So you know, it’s expected when people see there’s one person getting shine, it makes them feel unhappy with themselves. The small minded people feel unhappy with themselves. The intelligent girls take the things that they like from me and my journey and apply it to their journey. If I had it my way, that’s what they’d all do. Everyone is not going to like Nicki Minaj. Everyone’s not going to like the way I look or what I do but I think if you’re smart you’d take from me and figure out why everyone is talking about me. That’d be the ‘smart’ thing to do. I don’t think they know how to express that so they express it with anger, jealousy and hatred and that consumes them and I’m still here.” (VIBE TV)