If you’ve been living under a rock, you might have missed the buzz surrounding rapper Trina’s recent HipHopDX interview on Wednesday in which she crowned Beyoncé as the number one female rapper who has paved the way for other Black women in rap. Hold on to your seats, folks, because this revelation has sparked quite the debate among music enthusiasts.
Let’s get one thing straight – we all adore Beyoncé. Her iconic tracks and mesmerizing performances have made her a global sensation. However, the rap game? Well, that’s a whole different ball game, and it has fans questioning whether Trina’s love for Queen Bey has blurred her vision.
Trina said, “Beyoncé, cause like she is the number one female rapper when she does rap … there’s no sleeping on the Queen.”
“It’s just one of those things, of course, it’s the Queen Beyoncé, but when you’re hearing a song and it’s rapping involved, it’s like, oh my God — it’s more inspiration,” she continued.
Trina’s comments about Beyoncé being the ultimate female rapper have left many scratching their heads. After all, we’ve seen the likes of Lil Kim, Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj, and Trina herself break barriers in the industry. But, hey, we’ll entertain the idea for a moment.
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While Beyoncé is undoubtedly a powerhouse, we can’t forget the recent achievements of other female rappers. Cardi B made history by winning a Grammy for Best Rap Album as a solo woman rapper, and Nicki Minaj claimed a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Pink Friday 2. These accomplishments are no small feat, and they’ve solidified their positions in the rap pantheon.
While opinions may differ, one thing’s for sure – Trina’s statement has given us something to talk about in the ever-evolving landscape of rap and hip-hop.