Happy Birthday Trina!

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Happy birthday Trina!

Friday (December 3) marks the born day of the Miami-based rapper, born Katrina Laverne Taylor, who’s reached 34 years old. We remember our first glimpse of Trina, it was Trick Daddy‘s “Nann N—a” video around 1998 and we wondered who exactly was this femcee trading bars with Florida’s homegrown MC.

Fast forward more than 10 years later, and as other female MCs fall by the wayside, Ms. Taylor’s remained relatively stable. With guest appearances on tracks like Yo Gotti’s “5 Star Remix” and Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad (Remix),” she’s kept her name and lyrics in the mix of hip-hop’s whirlwind.

This year, she released her Amazin’ LP featuring the lead single “Million Dollar Girl” with Diddy and Keri Hilson.

In June, MTV News caught up with the Diamond Princess, and Lil Wayne ex-boo, to ask for her thoughts on the Lil’ Kim vs. Nicki Minaj beef — before Kim‘s “Black Friday” hit the web months later.

“That’s crazy. I really don’t get it. I don’t see where all this is coming from,” Miami’s Trina told MTV News via e-mail about Kim’s comments. “[We're] all ladies. Can’t we just make music and get our paper and keep it moving?! We all respect Kim. She opened the doors for us females. It’s all good — everybody’s eating, what’s the issue?” Trina also pointed to the dearth of high-profile women in hip-hop as a reason for Kim to fall back with the criticism. “This makes us all look bad. There’s barely any female artists as is — we don’t need this!”

Hopefully, everyone can wish Trina an enjoyable birthday!

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