Trina Wishes Women In Hip Hop Today Were On "Friendly" Terms With One Another
Trina's interview with Drink Champs no doubt got so many gems within it. Way back when rap started, it was mainly dominated by the male gender but we've seen an influx of female rappers in recent years as a new wave of artists has emerged in Hip Hop and Rap, and Trina knows a first hand knowledge about being a woman in a male-dominated industry.
"Girls from Even to Missy, every girl that I engaged [with] in this industry when I started, we all had a connection. We all worked together. We all hung out," she said.
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"We was a vibe. And then, that's how I thought it would always be. So, when it became more girls and people started, now we have 100 girls. Even if you're signed to a major label, you're independent, however, it's so much talent, so much artists... Me personally, I like that."
"I feel like, I always wanna see more girls because it's been male-dominated, and now the girls can get up here and do y'all thing. More for the men to look at, it's more girls, but this time today, these girls are not as connected. They not as friendly, they don't want to link up, it's too much arguing... The jealousy is too much."
Love & Hip Hop Miami fans saw some of this in prior seasons, especially when Trina tried putting together a tour for upcoming female Miami rappers. The whole thing never worked out because the ladies were more interested in personal gains and having public brawls than working on their music. There has been camaraderie, but it seems Trina was hoping that it would have grown much more by this time.