The show airs on MTV2 on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 1:00pm est. worldwide.
Katrina "TRINA" Taylor takes set on MTV'S newest series of "When I Was 17" to kick off the new year while preparing for new musical release. The Platinum Recording Artist and Co-Host of VH1's first pop culture talk show, Tiny Tonight! invites her fans in her life growing up in Miami, Florida. The show airs on MTV2 on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 1:00pm est. worldwide. On the special, fans will be able to view Trina taking MTV on a walk of fashion, fun, laughs and adventures at the emcee being 17 years old. The show focuses on conversations about events that led up to Trina's present-day career in music as the "Most Consistent" female emcee to date. Other topics that fans will capture include candid high school moments, fashion, personality of Trina compared to now and more.
About MTV: When I Was 17:
When I Was 17 is half-hour documentary series that focuses on the adolescent years of MTV's favorite stars. The series gives MTV viewers an exciting look inside the world of a celebrity BUT with a twist. It looks at their lives before they were household names, before they were legal, and before they were famous. When I Was 17 paints a picture of what these now famous celebs were like in the sometimes awkward teen years. MTV draws a complete picture of them at 17 looking at their favorite artists, favorite songs, favorite movies, favorite T.V. shows, the car they drove, the clothes they wore, their favorite hang-outs, and their memories of the historical events they experienced at 17. The show features photos and interviews with family and friends, as well as, the celebrity themselves. Some past celebrities on the show include Queen Latifah, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, Trey Songz, Ludacris, Kevin Jonas, Chris Brown, Bret Michaels, Nick Cannon, Dwayne Wade and many more.
About Katrina "TRINA" Taylor:
Katrina "Trina" Taylor, known to many as, Miami's own "Diamond Princess," or as the music worlds' "Da Baddest Chick" solidifies what hard work and dedication means by remaining a solid commodity in the Entertainment Industry today. Trina represents a mark of distinction that strives to explore innovative and creative ways to set her musical talent apart from other traditional female lyricist. She released her fifth studio album in 2010 entitled "AMAZIN," and is currently working towards releasing an anticipated sixth album to celebrate her long reign in Hip Hop. Having sold over two million records worldwide, Trina has maintained being a vibrant threat of a successful business woman with over a decade of success.
Following her Diamonds Are Forever project release, which received 4.8 million views in only 2 days, superstar Katrina 'Trina' Taylor, known to the world as Trina or Da Baddest Chick, has released her new single: "I'm Back". With hits like "Long Heels, Red Bottoms" and "Waist So Skinny (feat. Rick Ross)"; Ms. Trina has long been established as a dominant female rap artist. She constantly gives us universal tracks that you can ride to AND blast in the club. However, the star has raised the bar yet again for rap music. A single on the upcoming project Back 2 Business, "I'm Back" was the hit for the summer. A mid- tempo track that can easily be classified in the pop AND rap genres of music. "Back 2 Business" was released worldwide on December 3, 2012, Trina's first project after leaving Slip-N- Slide records, shows a whole new creative persona for the star- something new and fresh for her fans and definitely appealing to others who may not have been fans before. Trina is the epitome of what a female hip-hop emcee should be. One thing is for sure; Trina is determined to show you why they call her 'Da Baddest Chick' since her introduction to music in 1998.