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“I Still Have The Keys To Your House:” Trina Calls Out French Montana & Sets The Record Straight About Their Relationship
French Montana has a disloyalty problem. At least according to two of his past lovers, he does. For years, the “Don’t Panic” rapper’s now ex-wife, Deen Kharbouch, has accused him of abandoning his family after his musical career took off. Now, Trina also seems to be pointing out French’s shady ways. Since he went public with his relationship with Khloe Kardashian, there were whispers that French left Trina for Khloe. However, during a recent interview, French claimed that he and Trina were never serious. But according to Trina, he significantly downplayed the nature of what they had and now, she’s calling him out.
“I don’t know what that means, ‘I’m just having fun,'” Trina said on The Breakfast Club, referencing French’s recent interview. “We really were not in a relationship, let’s be clear about that. I never told him that I was his girl and I mean, there were a lot of reasons. I guess now we can see why. You just got a lot of growing up to do. I could come up here and expose you and bash you, but I’m so much better than that.”
Though she admits that the two were not committed, the “F-ck Love” rapper insists that they were very close.
“We were friends and today makes two years that we’ve been friends. The day I met you was this day,” she continued. “A relationship, to me, starts with a friendship. I think we were on the same page, but at the same time, different pages kind of. He had a situation. He was going through a divorce, which is one of the reasons why I never got into a relationship with him. I wanted that to be clear. There was a lot of back and forth, but I was here with you every single day and every step of the way while you were dealing and going through that.”
Trina adds that in addition to supporting French through his divorce, she instructed him to step up to the plate and handle his business like a man.
“I was your friend. I was in your life. And when you say ‘friend,’ I mean friend not like the girl you met at the club or the girl you took home and we was smashing. Not that kind of friend. I was the kind of friend that when you 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 house still, right now, today. That kind of friend. The friend that everything you post on your Instagram of your house, I did that.”
“So let’s be clear on the thing,” she added. “Since you want to be so messy about it, because we were friends.”
As previously stated, Trina says that she found out about Khloe and French’s relationship on a blog site. But bizarrely, she says she and the “Pop That” rapper were still living together at the time.
“It’s a little surprising when you’re living with somebody that they’re running around with somebody else.”
Messy, messy, messy.
Watch Trina’s full interview below. Thoughts?
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Last month, when Trina released a single titled “F-ck Love” reports began to stir that the track was about her ex-boyfriend French Montana and Khloe Kardashian. Trina had been very close to family prior to their fling. Now in a recent interview with K. Foxx on 103.5 The Beat in Miami, Trina cleared the air regarding her relationship with French Montana and friendship with Kim K.
On her Friendship With Kim,
I haven’t spoken to her. The last time I saw her was at Kanye’s concert in New York. I introduced him to the Kardashians at the Kanye West concert. I just feel like certain things are like, girl code. I don’t feel like Kim’s done anything to me. If this is my sister, I’ma rock with my sister for whatever it is. Ain’t nobody gonna turn me away from my sister. I respect that. I just feel like it’s not what you do but how you do it. If I’m with you like I’m sitting in this room with you today and then tomorrow I see you talking to somebody that I’m not cool with or I am cool with and I don’t know what’s going on and you never say anything, it’s a little disrespect. But you go do your thing, I’ll do my thing. It’s all good.
On French & Khloe,
I don’t do this sneak diss. If I’m at you, I’ma say your name. I never told anybody publicly that I was in a relationship with French Montana. We were friends, and I always built a great friendship before a relationship, and the relationship was just never that. I’m around you. We do business. We do music. I respect you. I thought you respected me and that’s the situation. I feel like, some things you just don’t do out of respect. I feel like if you’re doing something that’s side and I’m still around you, that’s not where I want to be. I don’t want to be in that situation because we’re all grown. You have the right to go your way and I have the right to go my way. That’s just how it is.
Yikes. What do you guys think?
‘Your Mother Should’ve Left Your Ugly A** In The Hospital:’ Trina Goes Off On Fan For Comparing Her To Khloe Kardashian
It appears that a fan got the best of Trina after commenting on the rapper’s Instagram page and comparing her to Khloe Kardahsian. While under normal circumstances this would have been an extremely random comparison, it turns out that Khloe is currently dating Trina’s ex-boyfriend, French Montana. So you can see how the comparison could have struck a nerve. Apparently that fan found it necessary to insult Trina’s talk show and tell her that she’d never have as much class or money as Khloe Kardashian. From there, Trina went complete off.
“It’s insecure ugly a** b***es like you that’s always talking sh*t,” Trina wrote. “Your mother should have left your ugly a** in the hospital when you was born so society wouldn’t see you ugly wide nose big a** nostrils with that nasty a** nose ring. Go somewhere and eat a dog’s a**. Actually, eat sh*t and die because your face is f*ck*ng gross. You big head wide nose nasty a** braids bum a** boogawolf. I’m the wrong b***h.”
A clearly upset Trina then continued her attack.
After realizing that Trina responded to her comment, the fan simply defended her statement and questioned why the Miami rapper took offense to her “opinion.”
“Dayum, I didn’t even realzie Trina wrote all of this. WTF all I said was her show look struggle and she don’t have @khloekardashian money or class. Damn it’s just an opinion. You don’t got to listen to me. She clearly feeling some type of way.”
SMH, people are always doing the most on social media.
Do you think Trina should have even bothered responding to this nonsense?
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Hip-hop is still a young artform, which means there is still a long way to go when it comes to giving respect where it is due. The women of hip-hop on the mic, in the studio, writing bars and battle rapping often don’t get the respect and recognition they deserve, so we decided to spotlight 15 women who’ve contributed to hip-hop in big ways.
Yo-Yo did her thing in the ’90s when she was featured on Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted album for “It’s a Man’s World.” Her debut album Make Way for the Motherlode in 1990 gained popularity with the single “You Can’t Play with My Yo-Yo.” Although she didn’t receive mainstream success she continued to release albums that were authentic and true hip-hop. In 1992 she released her second album, Black Pearl that had a positive message which clashed with the current sound of gangsta rap. She went on to release three other albums and her single “Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo” was ranked number 92 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs.
Trina might call herself “Da baddest” you know what, but she’s human, and when it’s time to give your body a rest, it’s time to give your body a rest.
According to TMZ, the 34-year-old rapper found herself falling out at an airport in Florida this morning. She had been traveling all day long and at the same time, was feeling under the weather and battling an illness. When she finally landed back in Florida, the “Pull Over” rapper passed out soon after stepping off the plane. She was rushed to a hospital close by and was said to have been suffering from “dehydration and overexertion.” She’s doing a lot better but is still resting at the hospital where she can receive medical attention.
She has definitely been busy, ripping and running doing interviews and Nicki Minaj tributes (kidding!). She sent out a photo of herself via Instagram hooked up to an IV in the hospital and thanked her fans for their concern and prayer. She says that she’s doing much better.
“Thanks for your concern and prayers! I’m ok, just ready to leave this place I hate needles.”
We’re glad she’s doing well, and we hope she’ll take care of herself after such a scare.
A few weeks ago we told you about Trina’s highly criticized BMI Awards performance, during which she paid tribute to Nicki Minaj. Many found the performance inappropriate, since Trina had more years under her belt and Nicki is still considered a newcomer in some ways. Trina, however, thinks people blew the performance way out of proportion.
“I don’t respond to criticism. Honestly, I don’t care really. I feel like people are so quick to say stuff before they know exactly what’s going on, and it makes you look a little stupid,” the 34-year-old rapper told Mara The Hip Hop Socialite.
“I get the whole fact of when you do a tribute to somebody, people have always felt like it’s somebody you pay homage to that’s been in the game for a hundred years or so. I don’t feel like rules should really apply; it wasn’t about that. It wasn’t about me, it was about Cash Money. Cash Money is a very prominent and very successful record company that’s been around for a long time, and Baby and Slim, that’ s like, I’ve been known them for years, so it’s like family. And to honor them and pay tribute towards them, I thought it was just amazing,” she continued.
She went on to say that the people who had an issue with her tribute were probably people who dislike Nicki.
“Nicki is the only female on their roster that is out, so the tribute was me doing a tribute to her, and I didn’t see anything wrong with that. I don’t have a problem with her. I think people that saw something wrong with it are the people that have a problem with her, and I saw a lot of the fans and a lot of my fans and a lot of other fans that totally was like in a rage, but I just feel like people should just get a life and mind their business and stop living so miserably and just enjoy whatever it is that you’re doing and stop putting so much effort into being negative towards what somebody else is doing.”
“I did not do anything that was harmful to you, so why such negativity? It’s something that I wanted to do; I’m grown. I choose whatever I feel like doing; that’s what I wanted to do. I’m a part of BMI, I’ve been with BMI my entire career. They’ve treated me like royalty, and Cash Money, it was almost like a family thing. I just felt like it was cool. I wasn’t thinking about really anything or anybody. I was most concerned with not falling over that train on the dress and just having a great time.”
The Miami native also touched on the current state of women in hip-hop and why the men continue to win, as opposed to the ladies.
“You know what, I came in this game around a bunch of guys, and I’ve watched these guys, and half of them don’t like each other, half of them probably wouldn’t work with each other if it wasn’t for the benefit of what they’re doing, and the whole purpose of it is music. And you watch them tour, watch them collaborate, watch them put out records, you watch them on the charts up and down everyday, you watch them be able to perform at award shows, and that’s the reason they are winning. When you watch females, nobody wants to work with each other, nobody wants to be in the same room with each other, nobody likes each other. It’s just too much nonsense to me. It’s just like, too much insecurity.”
As for those rumors that she’s dating French Montana, she says they’re false.
“I’m not a couple with nobody. French Montana is an amazing person; he’s a great person, he’s been a great inspiration to me since he came into my life as far as working, business, career.”
“I guess when people see you with somebody, they automatically think that you’re together. If we were together, if we become together, I think you guys would know. I’m not looking for a boyfriend, I’m not looking for somebody to date – I’m not a dater, I never was good at dating, but if I decide to get into something, then you’ll know. I’m looking for a serious situation. A husband, a family, a life beyond everything that I’ve lived in my life, and that’s where I am in my life where that’s concerned.”
Back in March when Tamar Braxton first announced that she was pregnant with her first child, she also revealed that she would not be returning to VH1’s nighttime talk show, Tiny Tonight, even though the network ordered more episodes of the entertainment program.
“I’m not on that show anymore. Well you know, I only actually agreed to do two from the beginning. Because Tiny and I are really, really good friends. Everyone knows that. So like I told her I would do it and that was it. I’m saying that I wasn’t scheduled to do it in the first place,” the “Love & War” singer expressed.
Well, in case you were wondering who Tiny got to take her BFF Tamar’s place, it’s Basketball Wives star and fellow VH1 personality, Tami Roman. The outspoken mom of two announced the news on Twitter last night.
— Tami Roman (@TamiRoman) September 5, 2013
Claudia Jordan, who had major beef with Tamar back when they co-hosted the show together, quickly chimed in, encouraging everyone to welcome Tami to the show.
— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) September 5, 2013
While Tami’s addition to the cast was a bit surprising, it seems like this could be a great fit for her, especially since the fate of Basketball Wives seems a bit shaky these days.
Do you think she’ll be a good addition to the show?
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For some reason in hip-hop, it seems like there’s always been this strange unspoken rule that female emcees have to constantly be at each other’s throats. Thankfully, Trina squashed that silly notion when she took the stage at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards last night in New York City. Gracing the stage in a blonde Nicki Minaj-like wig and a pink dress, the 15-year veteran performed Nicki’s 2010 hit “Moment 4 Life” as Nicki happily cheered her on from the audience.
Trina’s humble tribute is a big deal for a couple of reasons. For one, women in hip-hop are rarely given the opportunity to celebrate each other. Two, at many other award shows, the tribute would’ve been the other way around, since Trina is actually the more seasoned rapper with more years under her belt. Nicki took to her Twitter and Instagram pages earlier today to praise Trina for the performance.
As to be expected, there have been mixed reviews regarding the performance. While some are giving props to Trina for humbly taking the stage, others feel that she played herself because the roles should’ve been reversed.
Check out footage from Trina’s performance on the next page. Let us know what you think.
Unfortunately, we have some sad news to report on this morning. Rapper Trina’s brother Wilbrent “Gonk” Bain was shot and killed Tuesday morning in broad daylight in Miami. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to NBC 6, Bain was shot by his longtime friend, Rob Dobson following a feud that spiraled out of control. A police affidavit suggests that following a dispute between the two men, Bain was getting off of his bicycle when Dobson pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot Bain multiple times.
After he was arrested, Dobson confessed to his involvement in Bain’s shooting death. He is currently facing second-degree murder charges. Friends, family and neighbors mourn the loss of Bain, fondly remembering him as a “good kid.”
“Now, I’m hurt because this man is gone for no reason at all. He was a close friend to me,” said neighbor Demetrius Hammond.
“He’s a very good kid. It’s unfortunate. It’s a terrible tragedy,” said Rev. Gary Johnson.
“It hit me hard because I just talked to him. This killing has to stop. It has to. All of us grew up together and that’s just senseless,” said neighbor Trimel.
It’s unfortunate that Wilbrent’s life was senselessly snatched away. We send our prayers to the Bain family.
Turn the page to watch NBC 6’s full report.
Before there was Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, Lil Mama, Remy Ma, Rye Rye or Kid Sister…before there were iPods, wireless Internet or digital music stores…there was the golden age of hip-hop; where female rappers such as Yo-Yo, Lady of Rage, Roxanne Shante, Da Brat, Mia X and Jean Grae were a mainstay on the scene-always delivering enthusiasm, originality and wisdom in a verse. They rapped persuasively apart, and also came together to make masterful collaborations (ex. Ladies Night and Ladies First). Of course, none of this is to say that present day female artists aren’t throwing down in the studio, but that back-in-the-day, raw talent and frill-less music videos could go a long way, especially when you already have the qualifying skills to be regarded as a true rap/hip-hop legend.
Queen Latifah is inarguably one of the most highly regarded female emcees of all time. She had a powerful, even flow that made audiences want to stop and listen. In her heyday, she produced energetic songs that were socially and politically conscious, often dwelling on gender issues and street violence. She gave us classics like “U.N.I.T.Y,” “Just Another Day,” “Ladies First,” and “Come Into My House”.