Trina is breaking her silence on the controversy surrounding her “BAPS” collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

Earlier this week, Reginald Saunders, an A&R executive for Trina’s Rockstarr Music Group, called Minaj a “deceiver and manipulator” after she reportedly refused to promote the track and shoot a video for it.

“This isn’t the first time @nickiminaj has pulled this stunt and trust me it’s cool. I can’t get over how fake people can be for a Lil fame , likes and followers,” said Saunders. “I can’t wait to see how all of this is about to play out because you can’t stop karmas reign, shame on you .. I mostly feel sorry for the #barbs because they have no clue of the deceiver and manipulator their leader is.”

The original post has since been deleted, but Minaj did address the drama on Queen Radio this week and called out Trina for not checking her team.


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“For your team or anybody’s team to feel like I owed you anything or to go out and disrespect me because I’m showing love to another female and you’re not gonna check them, then that’s not cool,” she said. “I dropped my own song that same day and still asked you, ‘Hey, come up to Queen Radio and promote your album.’ These are things that I don’t have to do. I’m not entitled to do anything for anyone. No one does anything for me. Y’all don’t go out of your way to stop the hate and jump in front of the hate train for me and do all of that shit.”

Trina weighed in on Instagram Live Wednesday, downplaying rumors that she and Nicki have beef. “This isn’t about Nicki Minaj and a video. I had a 45-minute conversation on the phone with Nicki Minaj about business, about my record, about this song, about everything. It’s not about a video. It’s bigger than a video. The video is just a portion of what’s happening.”

During their conversation, she acknowledged that Nicki did her part and doesn’t fault her. “That wasn’t a discussion that we had. The discussion was more so about the business. I respect that. She did her part. It’s up to me and my team to do our part. That’s how I feel about it. This is my project. I worked six years for this. I don’t expect nobody—not Nick, not nobody else on the album, not my team, not nobody to do what I need to be done for my project.”