Friday, October 16, 2009

Trina Nominates Nicki Minaj For “Hottest In The Game”

Southern rapper Trina recently shared her opinion on MTV’s widely-talked about Hottest In The Game 2009 list and said Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj should have been considered.

Feeling the list is overly populated by males, Trina spoke up for Minaj.

“I expect that, because the industry is male dominated,” Trina said about the male dominance. “It’s just too many guys. You got Jay-Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, T.I., Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Rick Ross, and you got 10 MCs. Where are you going to put a girl? She definitely deserves the respect. She doesn’t have an album out or sold any records, but it’s more so about the passion and the response she gets from the listeners. To see her pave her way from nothing to come up to be a topic or a name. You give that respect to the person coming up making a name for themselves. That’s just real talk. I don’t pull any punches. People say I give too much credit to people but it’s not about that. It’s about being real. And being real is giving props when it’s due. You can’t be hating or mad when you see people doing their thing.”

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