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Sips Tea: 7 Times Trina Shaded French Montana on The Breakfast Club

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The baddest b*tch a.k.a. Trina was equipped with a mouthful yesterday (Nov. 4) morning as she sat down with The Breakfast Club, and French Montana was on the menu.

Not even 30 seconds in, the outspoken and no holds barred Charlamagne went in for the kill, setting the tone of the interview saying, "What you mean 'f' love? French did you that dirty? What's up? Talk to us.". Oh Charlamagne, always giving the people what they want: drama, rumors and gossip. We can't flex though, this topic of Trina and French's relationship has been one that we've been needing some closure on. And without hesitation Trina confidently fired back saying,"Let's state the facts, let's be clear...". Sounds like some real shady facts are about to be exposed if you ask us.

Vixens, click continue to check out the tea Trina spills on French Montana during her visit to The Breakfast Club.

 

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"First and foremost, nobody besides New York paid you [French] attention until me. Let's be clear."

 Trina

"We really were not in a relationship, let's be clear about that. I never told him I was your girl."

"We were friends and as being friends today, as we speak, would make it two years since I've know you [French]. November 4th, it's Puff's birthday, we cannot forget. It was the most craziest day ever of my entire life. It was just a crazy day."

"We were friends. I think a relationship to me starts with a friendship. I think that me and him were kind of on the same page but different pages. He had a situation, he was going through a divorce or whatever. That was one of the reasons I never really got into a relationship with him. I wanted that to be clear and it was a lot of back and forth but I was there with you [French] every single day and step of the way while you were dealing with and going through that. Beyond supportive, I'm the one that told you [French] to step up to the plate like a man and make the right choice."

"I was a friend. I was in your [French] life. And when you say friend, friend not like I'm the girl you met at the club or I'm the girl you took home and we're smashing. Not that kind of friend. The friend that when you [French] came to Miami you never slept in a hotel because you stayed at my house every single time. The friend that I have the keys to your [French] house 'til today, that kind of friend. The friend that everything you [French] post on your Instagram, your whole house, how it looks, I did that. The friend that sends and imports stuff, furniture, all kind of stuff from Miami to New York. I did that. That kind of friend. So let's be clear on the friend thing since you [French] want to be so messy about it because we were friends."

"I found out like the rest of the world about Khloe. It was all over the internet it was all over my Twitter, Instagram, everything. It's a little surprising when you're living with someone to find out they are running around with someone else."

"So what I'm saying is I'm not going to bash you [French]. To me, you're [French] a great person, you're a cool person, we're friends, I got so much respect for you, it's just the way you do stuff is something just disrespectful. Out of respect, you [French] don't handle situations like that because as a friend I held you down and lord knows the stuff that I can say about you would be overwhelming. I'm going to let you [French] live though."

 

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She adds that CBD’s pain-relieving effects are “far-reaching,” from muscular and joint pains to migraines and arthritis—and even IBS and indigestion.

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“It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, told Well and Good last month. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.”

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