Trinidad James says he is not looking for Trinidadians approval and will be keeping his native country name.

The Atlanta rapper, who is often criticized by Trinidadians, sat down with Nicholas Williams of Jay-Z’s Life+Time for a candid interview where he opened up about his roots.

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“I was going to keep the name and keep the flags in the All Gold Everything video even if no Trinidadians respected what I did,” Trinidad James said. “Because it’s not really to get the approval of the whole world or the whole of Trinidad. It’s just to show the people who care that I respect where I come from.”

Watch the interview with the “All Gold Everything” rapper below.