Jessie Woo approached Trina for some advice about the industry, but what they ended up talking about was much, much more emotional than that.
While having a talk about the difficulties of making it in an industry that is predominately male, the ladies start talking about how male producers often expect their female artists to sleep with them. That is when Jessie decides to open up about her own experience.
She tells Trina that she is was once raped at an industry event. She quickly dissolves into sobs as Trina holds her and tells her that she is okay. She explains, “As a rape victim, you feel like you’re powerless. You feel like you’re a loser–you feel so low. You feel like you don’t matter. And for a long time I felt that knowing that, this person did that to me.”
She cries while she tells Trina, “If that’s what I have to do to sing, I don’t want to sing anymore. They took something from me. I don’t want nobody taking anything from me no more.”
Trina tells her that her experience doesn’t define her, and says “We have to fix it. We have to fix it as women. We have to be stronger than the pain that’s caused…You’re not alone. You’re a fighter.”
Jessie explains that she isn’t telling her story to make people feel like victims, but like victors. “You’re a survivor. You are a survivor,” she tells the camera.
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