Trina Sets The Record Straight: "There Is No Beef Between Me & Nicki Minaj"

Laying the rumors to rest.

BYErika Marie
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Twenty-four hours ago, Trina announced that she would be taking to Instagram Live to clear up rumors that she had issues with Nicki Minaj. Over the past few days, there has been chatter from Trina's A&R, Reginald Saunders, and her Love & Hip Hop Miami star cousin, Bobby Lytes, about Nicki's alleged deceptive behaviors. It all reportedly stemmed from Nicki's feature on Trina's recently released album The One as the pair joined forces on a track titled "BAPS." Some allege that Nicki did little to help promote the song, but according to Trina, that just isn't true.

"My team speaking out...my team got so much to say," the rapper stated on Live. "Imma take the blame for my team 'cause guess what? Me and my team, we dropped the ball. Bad business is what's causing all of this havoc to happen. All of this nonsense. All of this drama, this feelings, this personal...everybody got an opinion. That's what it is. It's bad business. It has nothing to do with any artist that's featured on my album."

Trina said she would never speak about this in the future and made it clear that she has no problem with the Queen emcee. "But you're not gonna disrespect nobody. Another female artist, you're not gonna disrespect Nicki Minaj or nobody else that's on my album because these people did this off my face and my favor. They did it because of my relationship with them. I don't appreciate, I don't condone, I don't give the approval for anybody—no man, stay out of girls' sh*t. Don't come sideways talking about anything that has to do with women."

"We ain't gon' talk about this no more," she added. "There is no beef between me and Nicki Minaj. There will be no disrespect for Nicki Minaj or nobody else that's on my album. I appreciate each and every artist that took the initiative to be apart of this The One album."

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.