News: Trinidad James Doesn't Lose Sleep Over Drug Arrest, Bounces Back In Mississippi

Saturday, Feb 8, 2014 2:56PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Atlanta rapper Trinidad James showed the world, or at least Mississippi, his music always comes first after deciding to perform last night (February 7) following a publicized arrest.

James kept fans abreast on his status in Mississippi after getting caught with marijuana.

"...To answer your question...YES, @TrinidadJamesGG IS PERFORMING TONIGHT! OXFORD STAND UP! #MississippiGOLD," James retweeted February 7.
"Oxford chillin ready for a great show"
"Thank$ Mississippi for the love!!! #oxford" (Trinidad James' Twitter)

Details of the rapper's unexpected run-in with law enforcement started to circulate online yesterday.

Trinidad James just got busted for possession of marijuana after lighting up in his Mississippi hotel room ... TMZ has learned. Cops in Panola County tell us the rapper -- real name Nicholas Williams -- is in custody and being booked right now. We're told Trini -- whose biggest hit is "All Gold Everything" -- was arrested at the Batesville, MS Holiday Inn. Just 2 nights ago he was hanging with Diddy, a bunch of other rappers, and Justin Bieber ... in an Atlanta nightclub. (TMZ)

Recently, fellow Southern rapper T.I. spoke out on James' comments about the New York hip-hop scene falling to Atlanta.

"Trinidad is authorized to speak on Trinidad. That's one, and this is not a derogatory statement towards Trinidad, but he can't speak for me. He can't speak. And since I am a part of Atlanta, I don't think it's adequate that he speak for the entire population of Atlanta. So, I just don't think that, with all due respect, I don't think he's come that far and walked that walk enough yet to where that will be accepted without ridicule." (This Is 50)

In a separate interview, ATL's Waka Flocka Flame said he did not agree with Trinidad's remarks but did claim the South ruled the entire music industry.

"Hell nah," Waka said when asked for a take on James' comments. "What we talking about, reality or music? The South run music. Period. We dont' just run one region, one state, one genre. The South run music. That's just what it is. Kendrick Lamar made [peope] look West but the South still winning. Like, that's what it is. It's just friendly competition. Some people just get carried away." (VLAD TV)

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