Miami rapper Trina made an appearance in Philadelphia last night (December 12), where she shot a new video at popular strip club Onyx, for her upcoming single “Damn.”
The new single and video features Grammy-nominated Toronto-based rapper, Tory Lanez. Tory, who was also at the video shoot, served as a co-Director of the upcoming video.
“Damn” is taken from Trina’s upcoming album, “I’m super excited. I came all the way to Philly to shoot this video because Tory is on tour, and I had to make it happen. Damn is going to be a huge record to start off the new year, and we are so excited,” Trina said. “We are so happy and grateful for Tory to be on this record.
This is the second collaboration between Trina and Tory Lanez, since rumors broke on the internet that the pair are an item. Trina and Tory released the song “F##k Love” in 2014.
And just recently, Tory Lanez rapped that he was dating the Miami legend on a remix of DJ Khaled’s “I Got The Keys.”
The appearance caps off a busy year for Tory Lanez, who dropped his debut album I Told You in 2016, scored a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song for his hit single “Luv.”
He is currently finishing up his 96-date “I Told You” tour.
“Damn” is due in stores on January 6 of 2017, while Trina’s untitled 6th album will feature guest appearances from Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, K. Michelle, Lil Boosie and others.
Take a look at Trina, talking about her time in Philadelphia below:
While a healthy number of Miami artists have been blowing up in 2016, Trina is sending a reminder to the world about her reign in Dade County. After collaborating with Rico Love on her single “F*ck Boy,” the Queen of Miami has dropped the surprise EP Dynasty 6 and an announcement for her new album slated for release in 2017.
The Diamond Princess dropped the EP shortly after midnight (Dec. 3) during her birthday bash at Art Basel in Miami. “There’s no features, just me,” Trina told VIBE over the phone. “I just want it to serve as an introduction to the album, and it’s something for the fans to be excited about.”
Earlier this evening, Trina collaborated with The Neala Group to premiere the EP at an exclusive event called “Dynasty 6: The Launch” on South Beach.
During the event, Trina debuted the Dynasty 6 cover, which features six unique images of herself, sponsored by New York salon Royal Hair and shot by photographer Derek Blanks. Painter Demont Pinder crafted works of art live for the crowd as guests enjoyed drinks made by Heaven Hill Brands and munched on tasty Lemon Peppers. Songs from the EP echoed throughout the event as visual artist Bee1ne customized each print.
“I’m just excited to have the EP and the fans don’t expect it to be happening,” the rapper added. “It’s my way of introducing new music to them. With Art Basel, there’s so many people in Miami for art, fashion, and music. It’s fun. It’s energetic. It’s the new wave, and I’m just excited for all that.”
In 2000, a 21-year-old rapper from Miami made a bold proclamation: she was the baddest bitch. Period. On her debut album, “Da Baddest Bitch,” Trina made it clear that she wasn’t going to put up with shit from anybody, especially not from a man. Her songs are filled with empowering swagger, boasts about her sexual prowess, and reminders that most men are only good for getting you money and getting you off.
16 years later, and not much has changed. Trina is still the baddest bitch around, and there isn’t a fuckboy alive she can’t take down.
Calling yourself a bad bitch is so popular now, but you were calling yourself “da baddest bitch” over a decade ago – do you see yourself as a trailblazer or someone who was just following in the overt girl power of the time?
I think I was just ahead of my time. When I came out with that, the whole baddest bitch thing, that whole attitude was just about being fierce, being determined, and going after what I wanted. I didn’t really care about anything else. I was fearless. I didn’t take no crap from no guys. So it was just that effortless feeling.
Now, I mean, it’s funny to me when I hear everybody saying it it’s like, wow, that is way over a decade ago, and now everybody wants to be a bad bitch.
Trina’s Been The Baddest B*tch Since Before You Knew the Term
How do you think the music industry has changed for women who own their sexuality since you first came up?
I think it has drastically changed. I would say that in hip hop, R&B, pop, the whole music genre, when it comes to females, they are a lot more expressive, a lot more sensual, a lot more open now. You know, you see all the women that are out. Everybody’s daring. They’re not afraid to be sensual, to be themselves, and be real sexy.
I think it’s a great thing that women are empowering themselves and becoming more dominant when it comes to how they carry themselves.
Da Baddest Chick, Trina is set to perform tonight at the “VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens” with a tribute to her long time friend Missy Elliott. The last time Trina performed at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors she killed the stage with some of her hits. What do you guys think she will perform tonight? Tune in to VH1 tonight at 9/8c to find out!