Trina’s A&R Explains Nicki Minaj Drama In New Interview

Published: Monday 12th Aug 2019 by Sam

Nicki Minaj is trending on social media thanks to the latest drama on Queen Radio. But so too is Trina.

However, it’s for an altogether different reason.

Earlier today Reginald Saunders, Trina’s A&R, took to social media with a damning post branding Nicki a “deceiver” and a “manipulator.” All of which relating to their collaboration ‘BAPS’ from recently released album ‘The One.’

Now, Saunders has opened up more about the matter in an in-depth interview with Funky Dineva. 

In the 17-minute interview, he unpacks issues surrounding the song’s video (or lack-thereof), the release of ‘Megatron’ on the same day as ‘BAPS,’ and more.

Take a listen below…


Here’s Reginald’s original post:


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  1. Jah August 12, 2019


  2. Hottie August 12, 2019

    Trina needs to fire her a&r her album did only 2.5 k now they using nicki’s name for press. they are so fake

    • Erica August 12, 2019

      Sis an A&R had no affiliation with comes to sell?? All they do is help puck tracks, stop speaking on what you Dont know. Trina album was actually good, but if she’s not popular what do you expect???

      • Tee August 12, 2019

        he picked the flop singles that’s why the album flopped

    • Jasmine August 12, 2019

      I agree. Trina is not about the drama. Trina and Nicki have been cool many years. If there was any fall out that was because of Onika not Trina. The A&R rep comes off as needy. You should not need Onika in a video to sell album copies or a single. For example, on Trina’s last album So Amazing there is a great track called Dangaling ? featuring Onika and Lady Saw. The song never had a video and to be honest a video for the song would not have sold more copies of the parent album despite the song being great. Same thing goes for Dangaling’s lessor BAPS (featuring Onika). The song is a great album song but does not need a video! The A&R Rep needs a reality check. Trina is a great legendary artist that is going to sell a certain number of albums no matter how much promo she gets. There is no need to badmouth Onika here and Onika is entitled to downtime and to pick and choose what type of publicity she does. Is the A&R going to pay Nicki for the video appearance? Likely no. I say find another single and market that!

  3. JD August 12, 2019

    I don’t normally get in on this stuff but I mean if Nicki did do it then yes its slighty shady but it’s nothing different then what other artists do. Shoot Beyonce always pops out with a single/movie/video right when another female artist is about to try and shine and we call her “Queen” Why is it that she has to wait to release something. Clearly if you want to eat in the game you have to come hard with your material, and if it’s good you will get your shine.

  4. Tee August 12, 2019

    her album flop so hard why he ain’t posting about that

  5. Kell August 12, 2019

    Trina needs to get her team together, nicki had trina on queen radio the biggest radio station on apple music to promote her album

  6. Clarkson August 12, 2019

    Nicki is trash
    Megan run far from the woman. If hot girl summer flops she will put u on blast on her trashy queen radio.

    • The Real Princess Jasmine August 12, 2019

      Here you go on another post about Nicki , the obsession you have typing negatively everyday about someone who doesn’t know you must hurt your poor little soul God Bless you with your addiction to the Queen

      • Jasmine August 12, 2019

        You tell em Little Jasmine. Mother Jasmine the Queen agrees here with her little Princess 100 percent.

  7. K August 12, 2019

    Wow that girl is f*** up if she did that to Trina

  8. Truth be told August 12, 2019

    didn’t Nicki have Trina on Queen radio promoting her album on June 21?b it’s not Nicki’s responsibility to promote Trina’s album, that his job or someone on her team. It’s not nickis fault that yall don’t have the budget to get a video done for a song that’s not gonna chart.

  9. Avanti August 12, 2019

    They recorded this song in 2017. You’re stupid to think that nicki is gonna put her time and energy into something Trina kept pushing back for almost 2 years? and his vote was for Cardi and not Trina. Messy…..

  10. BeyQueen August 12, 2019

    how unprofessional… they are just jealous of how well Hot girl summer is doing. jealousy is a disease.

    • Clarkson August 12, 2019

      “What? Hot girl summer doing well? B1tch where?
      Delusion convince urself. That song is going to be a modest top 20 hit only in the us.

      • cuss August 12, 2019

        and that’s still more then what you’re ugly ass will ever have, keep it cute or put that s*** on mute.

    • Dc August 12, 2019

      Hot girl summer falling on i tunes already ????????????????

      • Kenneth Cooper August 12, 2019


  11. Wave August 12, 2019

    Click on the baps hastag on twitter or iG and you will see that the barbs did more promo for that song then trina or anyone on her team.

  12. Dream August 12, 2019

    The only promo that her flop album had was Queen Radio. No budget for the video did he think Nicki was gonna foot the bill for the video?

  13. cuss August 12, 2019

    Im trying to understand.. so he’s mad at Nicki because his client is a flop who acts like she still selling records on Tv but really don’t. i have to laugh

  14. trending topic August 12, 2019

    Since when is it the featured artist sole responsibility to promote a single? he’s her a&r and he failed big time. don’t put your failure off on nicki.

  15. C****** August 12, 2019

    LMFAOOOOO GIRL! nobody was checking for that baps record. it leaked 3 years ago. they got the game fuc*ked all the way up.

  16. OPPP August 12, 2019

    first of all unless Nicki signed a contract she’s not obligated to do no MUTHAFUKIN video for Nobody!!!

  17. EHH August 12, 2019

    When I saw the pic of nicki and meg on the set of the video I was like hmmm that’s interesting. Trina was on Queen radio and said to Nicki the fans want to know when the BAPS video is dropping. Nicki did say something about “scheduling” conflicts and what not without giving a straight answer. But I do find it interesting that she had time for a Meg video. SMH.

  18. Dani August 12, 2019

    What exactly did Trina expect BAPS to do? Lol in all honesty…the song was only a bop because of Nicki and the sample. He’s calling Nicki these names but is he mad because Trina couldn’t ride Nicki’s coattails?

    Megan is hot period so her song was going to be cool.

    I don’t care how stuck in the 99 and 2000s y’all are…ain’t nobody really checking for Trina.

  19. Naomi August 12, 2019

    When Trina was on Queen Radio it was being alluded to that the reason the video was not done is because of Trina’s team not being on top of it and giving specific dates/times/shoot locations. Trina asked Nicki when they were going to do it and Nicki’s response was basically “I made time for it but your team was not ready so it has been pushed back on my schedule” She didn’t say it in those exact words because I’m sure she didn’t want to shade or embarrass Trina, but it was strongly alluded to. I got the feeling that Trina was asking Nicki to commit to something that she had not properly planned and executed herself.

    Judging by Trina’s A&R you can see that things on that are messy and not professional so that isn’t a shock.

  20. Naomi August 12, 2019

    Trina does not need a spokesperson. If she felt like the issue needed to be addressed, she would have spoken up. He is being messy and that alone should cost him his job. That was so unprofessional and unnecessary.
    Meg got the bigger push because she had a bigger budget and her A&R is doing their job. They secured the iHeart Radio deal, the streaming playlist, etc. That had nothing to do with Nicki. You see Meg’s team was on top of getting the song done and the video out of the way.

  21. Dani August 12, 2019

    This song leaked over a month in advance, and I saw people on Twitter @’ing Trina telling her she should get her attorneys involved and have it removed from YouTube, but there didn’t seem to be any action from her team. Aside from that I think Trina is still in a 2000s mode of promotion.

    A video wouldn’t have made a difference in reception of the song, the album as a whole did not do well at ALL, it debuted at 126.

  22. Jackx August 12, 2019

    Should have put Cardi on baps Nicki trash

    • Kenneth Cooper August 12, 2019

      It wouldn’t make the difference if Cardi was on the record. Cardi is ? periodt

  23. Mimi August 12, 2019

    why would nicki put herself in a video when the budget and push isnt there. THE SONG WASNT GOING TO GO ANYWHERE

  24. Hehe August 12, 2019

    If Nicki did Trina wrong….she should just let this whole thing play out.

    It is just a matter of time before Nicki gets pissed at Meg if Meg EVER works with not only Cardi but any of the women she’s beefed with.

    Nicki is grabbing onto Meg but there is probably TOO MUCH drama that comes along with hanging onto a falling star…Nicki Minaj.

    If Meg is going to blow up even more…it’s going to take collabs with more RELEVANT rappers…that’s when Nicki blasts Meg on her podcast.

    …just wait for it.

  25. Jjdjd August 12, 2019

    I’m confused…first you didn’t have the money…then you couldn’t get in contact with Nicki because she was in a dark place…the song was recorded 2 years ago you didn’t have contact with her but y’all were recently on hee show…I’m totally lost?

  26. Meoww August 12, 2019

    Nicki and Meg have literally about 3 public interactions and a song together…..why do people feel that Meg is being used and Nicki trying to cling to her?

    NICKI was asked by MEGAN to be on that song!! Nicki also had no idea Megan would go live with her. Why is this part getting lost in translation? Nicki was chilling not bothering anyone , AGAIN she WAS ASKED to do the song and now she’s using them ? Smh . It’s just best to say you don’t like Nicki at this point instead of making up weird ass scenarios !!

  27. Meoww August 12, 2019

    Trina should keep the punks around her in a leash. Even before BAPS came out, Trina’s “cousin” was running around trashing Nicki freely and Trina had no issues so she needs to be the one addressing this if she was slighted

  28. Stevone l Jackson August 12, 2019

    This is bulshit this n**** and Trina lying ass n***** it is not Nicki Minaj fault that they did not have their s*** together and they took too long to get the motherfuking song and CD together making f****** excuses talking about we was trying to make a good ass album niggaplease y’all didn’t have the funds or nothing ready stop it. now you mad cuz Nicki Minaj got a song with Megan and it went number one before the video even came out boy stop Trina you ought to be ashamed of your mother f****** self your jealous ass I see Kiah was right about your ass.

  29. Side Eye August 12, 2019

    This sounds very similar to what Nicki did to Alicia Keys

  30. StarKitty August 13, 2019

    Nothing about this surprises me. I am just sorry that Trina has to find out the hard way about how this chick really is and how she moves. This whole situation looks crazy because of the fact that she has a personal relationship with this girl and would turn around and do her like that. That is just foul. However, like I said, this does not surprise me. That fake heifer been showing us who she really is. This is just concrete evidence that confirms it. Because the same way she tried to do Cardi by coming for her, female rappers were doing her the same way. Even down to saying that she had ABC raps and couldn’t rap. I thought she would be more embracing of Cardi until I realized that she was threatened by her success. She said it herself, “Success scares people.” She would have been ok with Cardi underperforming and maybe having one meager hit…but because Cardi exploded onto the scene and started breaking records and making history thatshe had not done; she became a problem. So Trina, I feel you boo. Stop fraternizing with that snake ass heaux. She clearly has thrown shade at your mentees…therefore doesn’t mean you any good as well.

    • Blake August 14, 2019

      What you are saying dont even make sience and you are just bitter for some reason. Am not even a stan but what nicki did wasn’t wrong . Nicki is the FEATURE yet she promoted the song multiple times and put it on her radio show and even on it and YouTube which trina team fail to do .dispite the fact that this song is two years old why would nicki have to pay when she is just a feature it’s not her song so isn’t trina suppose to pay for it.. yall just hate whatever they woman do scene when she is right. Lol you making yourself sound stupid out of spite of another person you dont even know . And also fo cardi b no shade but no one checks for her no more its megan the stallion who is the new it girl. It took nicki to be on hiatus to prove that cardi is an untalented uneducated cry baby a woman that can’t understand what a QB Is , is retarded and the fact that she can’t write and has drake ghost writers and yall Call that a rapper is beyond me. When she had her first number 1 nicki was the first to praise her but cardi try to act like nicki did her in motorsport because she isn’t bright to me

  31. #Formulation August 13, 2019

    This is all just a bit boring

  32. MonkeyseeMonkeydo August 13, 2019

    Fire him now. Beyonce would never allow this stupid stuff

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