Katrina Laverne Taylor, better known by her stage name Trina, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida.
Trina was born Katrina Laverne Taylor. Growing up, she lived in both the Liberty City housing projects in Miami and upper-class Pembroke Isle. She is of African American and Dominican descent.
Miami rapper Trick Daddy asked Trina to recite a verse on his debut and in 1998, that track, "Nann Nigga", ended up being the first single of his www.thug.com album. The single became a hit reaching No. 3 on the Rap Charts. Thanks to the success of the single, Trina gained popularity and got a deal with Slip-N-Side/Atlantic Records.