Last night, the nominees for the annual BET Awards were announced; snubbing rapper Trina in the Best Female Rapper category. Trina tweeted shortly after the broadcast “F*ck BET.” Her reaction was concise and rightly just! The Diamond princess has been nominated at the BET Awards seven times previously, yet no nomination for a productive 2010 year?
Trina released mixtape The Definition Of A Million Dollar Girl in Jaunary 10′ following the release of her single “Amazin.” Trina then released her fifth studio album later that year which debuted at number thirteen on the Billboard 200, number four on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, number two on the Top Rap Albums chart and number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. Not only did the album receive commendable responses from critics it spawned two more “mildly successful” singles. Trina even collaborated with artists Diddy, Keri Hilson, Flo Rida and Monica in 2010.
That brings me to the dispute at hand–who the hell put Lola Monroe in the Best Female Rapper category and not The Baddest B*tch Trina?
Lola Monroe, formally Angel Lola Luv, debuted on the scene in Lloyd Banks music video for “Cake but is known for her appearance in Trey Songz “Wonder Woman” video. Praised for her monstrous backside, she made her way on and off our television screens in our favorite artist’s music videos. It wasn’t until 2009 that Lola dropped a mixtape, with rap bars no ear should have to endure. The Ethopian and Trinidian video-vixen turned rapper got a spunky haircut, dropped the booty shorts and jumped into the ring with female rappers and gets nominated for a BET award over Trina?I’m guessing her mixtape Batteries Not Included snagged her the coveted nomination. Judging by the randomness of Cymphonique in the category; it’s clear that success wasn’t a factor in choosing nominees. And lets be clear, I’m not saying that Lola Monroe shouldn’t be nominated, but let’s be honest…Trina at least, should have been!
This leads me to believe only one thing…BET didn’t do their research, got tired of nominating Trina or just didn’t give a f*ck because Nicki Minaj is going to win anyway!
Who’s next…Gloria Velez?
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
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Trina- That’s My Attitude