The controversy began when Reginald Saunders, head of A&R at Trina’s label Rockstarr Music Group, called out Minaj for not appearing in a visual for Trina’s “BAPS,” a single featured on her June 2019 The One album.
Trina’s cousin, Bobby Lytes, added to the pile when he blasted Minaj on Instagram Live where he noted her decision to jump on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer” single was done as a calculation to ride Megan’s wave.
On Instagram Live, a clearly miffed Trina stated, “I do not need no spokesperson, no mediator, no translator to speak for Trina. I know how to speak for myself.”
In a direct message to both Saunders and Lytes, she added, “Stay out of girl shit. Don’t come sideway talking about anything that has to do with women business. I’m a boss.”
Trina added she had a 45-minute conversation with Minaj about “business,” and then added, “[Nicki Minaj] did her part. It’s up to me and my team to do our part.” She then added that all the “devilish, foolish, clownery” wasn’t driven by any of the artists on the album but rather bad business moves.
Trina also noted Minaj along with all the artists featured on her album provided their verses free of charge out of friendship.
Check out Trina and Lytes’ Instagram Live sessions below.