Trina to Receive ‘I Am Hip Hop’ Honor at BET Hip Hop Awards

Rap artist Trina (Credit: Drea Nicole)

Rapper, producer and TV personality Trina will be presented with the I Am Hip Hop Award at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards.

“I am honored to receive and accept the 2022 I Am Hip Hop Award presented by BET,” Trina said in a statement. “As a legend with over 20 years in the music industry, consistency and unity have contributed to my Rockstarr power as a femcee. I believe when one woman wins, whether it’s in front of the camera or behind the scenes, we all win. Let’s keep winning!”

The Florida rapper, born Katrina Taylor, found fame in 1998 with her appearance on the Trick Daddy single “Nann Ni–a.” She released her debut album “Da Baddest Bi–h” in 2000, and climbed the charts with singles including “Da Baddest Bi–h,” “Pull Over” and “Here We Go.”

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At the BET Hip Hop Awards, she’ll take the stage alongside newly announced performers French Montana, Joey Bada$$, N.O.R.E, and Pusha T. They’ll be joined by additional performers Armani White, Bleu, EST Gee, GloRilla, and Moneybagg Yo.

Previously announced nominees include Drake, who leads with 14 nominations followed by Ye with 10 nods, and Kendrick Lamar with 9. Future rounds out the top four with eight nominations. Baby Keem, Cardi B, and J. Cole are tied, with each earning six nods. Other nominees include Doja Cat, Latto, Lil Durk, Tems, and Young Thug, each with three nods. Benny The Butcher, City Girls, Fivio Foreign, Glorilla, Jay-Z, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, and Usher received two nominations each.

Fat Joe is hosting the awards this year, as previously reported.

The BET Hip Hop Awards will be taped in Atlanta and air on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at 9:00 PM ET/PT on BET.