Katrina Laverne Taylor (born December 3, 1978), better known by her stage name Trina, is an American rapper and model from Miami, Florida. Trina first gained notoriety in 1998 with her appearance on Trick Daddy’s second studio album http://www.thug.com on the single “Nann Nigga”. Since then, she has released five moderately successful studio albums. XXL Magazine calls her “the most consistent female rapper of all time”.
Source Magazine celebrated Trina’s career for the 2012 Women’s History month.
In 2013, Complex Magazine ranked “Pull Over” #27 in their Top 50 Best Rap Songs by Women.
In 2014, Trina was included in Billboard ’s list of the “31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop”.
Trina’s father is half Dominic an and African American; her mother is of Bahamian descent Trina’s parents were separated while she was growing up. She lived in Liberty City and in Pembroke Isle, Florida.
She attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School.
Trina dated Rapper Lil Wayne on-and-off from early 2005 to the summer of 2007.
On October 5, 2005, during an interview with Wendy Williams, Trina confirmed that she and Wayne were happy and engaged to be married.
Trina later became pregnant by Wayne, but suffered a miscarriage.
The couple also have each other’s name tattooed on them. Trina has “Wayne” on her wrist, and Lil Wayne has “Trina” spelled out on his ring finger.
Trina’s songs “Single Again”, “Here We Go”, “Don’t Go”, “So Many Memories”, “Way I felt, and “All Alone” are all about the relationship.
Trina Dated NBA Star Kenyon Martin from 2007-2010.
He had her lips tattooed on his neck.
In mid-2013 it was reported that, Trina was in an on-again, off-again relationship with rapper French Montana.
Trina started the Diamond Doll Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps younger girls with their life struggles.
The organization is also in partner with the Florida Entertainment Summit to organize the Jingle Bell Toy Drive in an effort to bring joy to children in the South Florida area.
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(Nominated)MTV Video Music Awards2002: Best Hip-Hop Video: “One Minute Man” –
(Nominated) w/ Ludacris and Missy Elliott soul Train Music Awards 2001: Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video – “Pull Over ” –
(Nominated)2002: Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video – “Told Y’all w/ Rick Ross “-
(Nominated)The Source Awards 2001: Best New Artist –
(Nominated)2003: Single Of The Year – Female Solo Artist – “B R Right” –
(Nominated)2003: Artist Of The Year – Female Solo –