Honoring Hip Hop Trailblazer Trina

Trina is the 2022 recipient of the BET “I Am Hip Hop” Award

On Tuesday, the BET Hip Hop Awards hosted the industry’s best in an honoring of legendary rapper, producer, TV personality, and entrepreneur, Trina, as the recipient of the 2022 I Am Hip Hop Award. The award show included performances from French Montana, Joey Bada$$, and Pusha T, in a celebration of the year’s best hip hop music. “I am honored to receive and accept the 2022 I Am Hip Hop Award presented by BET,” shares Trina. “As a legend with over 20 years in the music industry, consistency and unity have contributed to my Rockstarr power as a ‘femcee’. I believe when one woman wins, whether it’s in front of the camera or behind the scenes, we all win. Let’s keep winning!” 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 30: Trina attends the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on September 30, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage)

Ever since her music debut in 1998 featuring on Trick Daddy’s classic Hip Hop anthem “NANN,” Trina has continued to solidify herself as a hip hop maven with her ever-growing discography of six albums, including her latest release in 2019 with The One. In addition to her albums, the female emcee has also released four EPs as well as 13 mixtapes. Her 2011 mixtape, Diamonds Are Forever, has become one of the genre’s most applauded bodies of work. Earlier this year, Trina headlined in the Legendz of the Streetz Tour alongside Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, and Lil Kim. 

The female rap trailblazer has extended herself into her role as a founder of the record label, Rockstarr Music Group, while also pronouncing herself as an entrepreneur by partnering with six-generation deep, Black-owned spirit company, NYAK Cognac. The multifaceted creative has also become a star in television, with her appearance in the BET film, Dear Best Friend, as well as her current role in the cast of Love & Hip Hop: Miami. Trina is also a current co-host of The TNT Show, a radio show dominating the airwaves of 99Jamz in Miami.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 30: Trina accepts the I Am Hip Hop Award onstage during the BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 at The Cobb Theater on September 30, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Terence Rushin/Getty Images)

“Trina is a multi-talented hip hop artist who has set cultural trends­ and continues to be passionate about giving back to her community,” said Head of Specials for BET, Connie Orlando. “She has paved the way for several artists, and we look forward to honoring her impact and legacy on hip hop’s biggest stage, BET Hip Hop Awards 2022.”

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