Trina Is Way More Than Just ‘The Baddest Chick’ (But She’s Still That, Too)


By: VIBE Vixen / November 7, 2014

When you look at Katrina “Trina” Taylor, you’re going to need to look beyond the sex-charged lyrics of her 2008 house party staple, “Look Back At Me.” Over the course of her 15 plus years in the industry, the Miami-bred femcee has transcended the confines of the raunchy rap persona often thrusted upon her. Not only is she a consistent rapper, but she’s a newly independent artist, the CEO of her own label, a clothing line designer, an entrepreneur, a future TV star and an overall domestic woman. But most of all, Trina’s a little misunderstood.

“I think [there's a] missing section that people don’t really know or get about me because they’re so used to seeing ‘Da Baddest Chick,'” she says. Her sixth studio album—which she plans to drop at the top of 2015—promises a bit of clarity on her evolution.

She stopped by on a rainy afternoon to explain how different her new LP will sound from the rest of her discography, exploring pop music, how unfazed she is by the French Montana situation and the need for solidarity between female rappers. —Stacy-Ann Ellis (@stassi_x)

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