Born Katrina Taylor in Miama in 1978, Trina began writing rap rhymes while she was still in high school. In fact, it was during these early years that she captured Trick Daddy’s attention. The Miami-based rapper gave Trina her first start in the hip hop industry by inviting her to collaborate with him on his song “Nann Nigga.” This song became Trina’s first major success in recording and gave her a solid platform on which to build her current career.
This first song hit the charts in 1998. By 2000, Trina had recorded and released her first debut album for the record label Slip-N-Slide Records, which is a division of Atlantic Records. While she had only minor creative control over her first album, which was entitled “Da Baddest Bitch,” she still enjoyed relatively moderate success with it. The album came out on the charts at number 33 and went on to perform well for the remainder of that year. In fact, it held its own on the record charts for 49 weeks and was certified gold in November of 2000.
She followed her initial success with another album called “Diamond Princess.” This album was released in August 2002 and featured a collaboration with widely respected hip hop and rap star Missy Elliott. This album too performed exceedingly well once it hit the market. It sold more than 60,000 copies in its first week of release, solidifying Trina as a bankable act and someone who could now hold her own against already established stars like Elliott, Puff Daddy, and others. Her lead single, “Told Y’all,” was a collaboration with Rick Ross; the next song released from the album, “No Panties,” featured her performing with the rapper known as Tweet. With her talent well known around the world and fans flocking to follow her music, she went on to amass a net worth of $6 million.
How Much Is Trina Worth Now?
Her Trina net worth of $6 million testifies to the level of success she has enjoyed since her breakout in 1998 to today. Since her debut album’s release in 2000, Trina has gone on to release four more albums and has a sixth album in the works. Additionally, she has released several mixtapes that have done well on the charts and helped her gain new fans. She has been named one of the most consistent female rap stars of all time by XL Magazine. Billboard went on to name her one of the top 31 female stars who helped changed hip hop music.
While she may have helped change hip hop music, she has not let the industry change her affection for her home state of Florida. She established a foundation in the state using proceeds from her own net worth. The foundation, aptly named the Diamond Doll Foundation, helps young girls overcome their struggles in life. She herself grew up in a household that witnessed her parents divorce while she was young. She gives back to her community and to girls in need through her charitable works.
Along with being well known for her music and charitable works, she also is known for her romantic relationships. Trina went on record with TV personality Wendy Williams to confirm that she and Lil Wayne were engaged. That relationship ended in 2007; however, she went on to date NBA star Kenyon Martin until 2011. She is now rumored to be in a relationship with French Montana, the rapper who also has been linked to Khloe Kardashian. Her relationships aside, Trina enjoys success that makes her one of the most respected female hip hop stars in the world today.