What's good for the G.O.A.T. is good for the gander. Inspired by "Big Ole Butt," LL Cool J's 1989 anthem for women with junk in the trunk, Trina, hip-hop's "baddest chick," recently released an ode to her well-endowed male peers called "I'm Leaving You (Big Ol'
The libidinous tune finds her rapping graphically about having sex with everyone from Ludacris to Nelly to Trick Daddy.
"I went in the studio with the Trackboyz [producers of J-Kwon's 'Tipsy']," Trina said last week."And [they played me] 'Big Ole Butt.' It was a great thing, and I was like 'I'mma just revamp it and do it over in my way.' Once I did it, it was kinda bland because it was [about] the regular John Doe, Tom and Henry."
Bored by her remake, Trina decided to spice up the track and raise eyebrows by inserting the names of some high-profile rappers.
"I was trying to do something that was going to stir up conversation and give props to those leading the game right now," she said. "That's how I came up with all the males I used in the song — I listen to their music and I'm a fan of theirs as well. It was one of the most fun songs I did."
Not surprisingly, Trina's verbiage about her male conquests' bedroom skills has not garnered any complaints from the MCs she mentions in the record.
"I got a couple of calls from a couple of the guys, but it was all good," the Miami native said, emphasizing that "it was all out of the love and respect I have for them: It's not personal, I didn't sleep with them. Ain't no personal relationships going on. I couldn't [name] every male in the industry, I got the best ones possible. Everybody is feeling the song."
True to her lyrical MO, Trina's pillow talk isn't ending anytime soon. She says her forthcoming third album, The Glamourest Life, due this summer, will have a bunch of "sexy records."
"[There are] a lot of records where the guys are going to be, 'Yo, it's like that?' " she said. "I just wanted to go back. This album is like the advanced version of the first album [2000's Da Baddest Bitch]. On the second album, I kind of laid down a little bit because there's a different respect level, people want to know if you're classy or if you're still raw. So I didn't know what people wanted to hear, and I tried the clean type of thing, but it's not really what's happening. [The new album] is about the streets. It's a new elevation, I just wanna be that bitch."
Helping Trina's climb are producers Cool & Dre, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz and Scott Storch — a roster befitting a true hip-hop glamour queen. But what is a life of glitz if it can't be all-encompassing? She's also working on an album with Trick Daddy, tentatively titled T-N-T ("We're working on that," she confirmed. "After I go on tour, we will go in the studio. We're in negotiation about that because I know a lot of people want to hear it."), as well as a sitcom called "Friends Like These."
"It's almost like a 'Clueless' kind of thing," she explained. "It's like me and my girls, we run into a bunch of money and we're just doing it real big, living it up. One of my friends got major, major man drama, and I'm running this little beauty salon. I'm excited to see how it turns out."