Trina is wasting no time addressing the drama she found herself in this morning, after comments she made about the race riots fell foul of public favor.
As reported, the rapper slammed the riots that have broken out in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
The passing of the unarmed Black man, after Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes, has sparked protests and broader discourse about racial injustice.
It’s exactly this that has so many riled up at Trina, who used her Miami radio platform to brand rioters as “animals” and suggest it’s Black people destroying Black businesses.
She went on to stress that she isn’t afraid of being stopped by police while driving because she has her “license and registration.”
Despite the backlash, she’s undeterred. So much so that she’s doubling down on her comments.
Her words below…
Taking to Twitter, she wrote:
“Don’t come on my page with y’all b*llshit !!! Bcuz I got time today !!!
Some of y’all are plain f*ckN ignorant and nothing nobody do will help period.
I’m at work and I’m m*thafuckn ready.
The problem is with some of y’all y’all don’t wanna hear the truth. Well y’all can be mad ! Y’all should put that anger and frustration into doing something better. Instead of talking sh*t about people.
This isn’t about me. I’ve done and I’m doing my part so leave me tf alone. What are u doing. Yea. What are u doing. My point exactly.”
It goes without saying that there are passionate perspectives on both sides of the equation.
However, much as we love us some Trina, we feel she could have better articulated her sentiments. Especially given her core audience – Black people. Many of who do face daily injustice while living (and driving).
She’s totally entitled to her views, but she would have made her argument much more digestable had she engaged with the disenfranchisement that tends to cause such upheaval. Even if she was still going to circle round to critique it.
Going about it the way she did just does her and her argument a major disservice.