Myeisha Essex is in love with all things pop culture, thanks in large part to her hometown. This Los Angeles native has an encyclopedic knowledge of the entertainment industry and she loves a good trivia game. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies from Bennett College for Women and her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work can be found in Sister 2 Sister, Harlem World Magazine, Clutch and on Essence.com. When she's not keeping up with the news or learning Beyonce's latest dance moves, she enjoys watching stand-up comedy on YouTube! Follow her on Instagram @more_about_me
Trina is back on the scene with a new gritty club banger! The video for “Money Ain’t a Problem,” the first single off her upcoming album, dropped while we were sleeping last night and we must say she’s reclaiming her spot in this rap game.
I switch 24 outfits in one f-cking day
24 cars in 24 different driveways
My money long, mandingo
I’m talking gwap, jackpot, the casino
Brazilian long weave with some bow legs
Work in the trunk for my n-gga I’mma thoroughbred
I’m wiping pots, baking cookies for the block
Now I’m off to meeting my secret service, I’m Barack
Although the rapstress is still showing off her signature curves (in one scene she wears nothing but black-and-white body paint), the visual is definitely more cleaned than her “Pull Over” and “Da Baddest B***h” days.
“I was around the boys so much I was thinking like one of them,” she told Newsweek of her former hyper-sexualized image. “I kind of learned how to come out swinging with a bat.”
As for her new album, which is due out his summer, the female MC said “it would be more melodic — it’d almost be R&B.”