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Trina graces NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk,’ pays homage to late mother


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Trina is once again staking her claim as “da baddest b****,” this time as the latest musician to grace NPR’s Tiny Desk. The rapper performed a brief set list of her greatest hits, starting with “Mama,” which was dedicated to her late mother. Vernessa Taylor passed away in 2019 following a battle with cancer.

“This first song is dedicated to my mom,” Trina said before the performance. “Without her, there would be no me, and she’s the reason that I’m standing here right now for you guys. So I want you to just enjoy.”

“It’s a very personal song to me and if anybody has ever lost their mom or somebody special in their life, I dedicate this song to you,” Trina noted at the end of the track. She then took the desk with live renditions of “Da Baddest B****,” “Single Again,” “Here We Go” and “Nann N****.”

Watch the performance below.

(Video includes uncensored profanity.)

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