Trina, the Diamond Princess of hip-hop, has graced the industry with her collaborations with legends such as Lil Wayne and Missy Elliott. In a backstage interview with HipHopDX’s Jeremy Hecht at One Music Fest in Atlanta, Trina shared insights into her experiences with these iconic artists.
While Trina and Lil Wayne’s romantic involvement in the mid-2000s may not have endured, their enduring friendship and professional collaborations, notably their 2005 hit “Don’t Trip,” showcase the depth of their connection.
Trina expressed admiration for Wayne’s evolution, noting his distinctive sound and unwavering passion from his early days to becoming the acclaimed artist he is today. Trina affirmed that, for her, Lil Wayne will always be one of the greats in the industry.
Trina also shed light on her collaborations with Missy Elliott, acknowledging Missy as a top-tier figure among female artists. Beyond her prowess as a rapper, Missy’s roles as an artist, writer, and producer for global stars like Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, and Mariah Carey showcase her multifaceted talent.
Trina emphasized the significance of Missy’s influence, particularly during a time when powerful women in the industry faced unique challenges. According to Trina, witnessing Missy’s contributions to music, production, and live performances is nothing short of phenomenal.
Trina offered a glimpse into the studio experience with Missy Elliott, highlighting the uniqueness of Missy’s creative process. In contrast to collaborative studio sessions, Missy prefers to work independently, creating an atmosphere where artists can discover their parts organically.
Trina marveled at Missy’s sound effects and innovative techniques, which remain concealed in Missy’s personal creative sanctuary until revealed to collaborators. This behind-the-scenes magic adds an element of surprise and awe to the collaborative process.