Rapper Trina has been the subject of intense scrutiny after she referred to protesters as “animals” on her 99 JAMZ morning show, while professing her support for the curfew in Miami.
“They need to make the curfew at 6 p.m.,” Trina said during Wednesday’s show. “Keep everybody off the street, these animals off the streets, that are running around in Miami-Dade County acting like they have escaped from a zoo. Lock them up at 5 p.m. so the streets can be nice and clean, that’s how I feel.”
Trina said that she was “fired up” over the property damage that had taken place, in particular that of her friend’s business, which had been damaged by looters. She also appeared dismissive towards the entire Black Lives Matter movement saying “Half of y’all marching are not even caring about this man. People are just doing it maliciously.”
Social media quickly began to flood the rappers mentions with comments bashing her. “Not Trina” soon began to trend on Twitter, to which the star responded.
“Some of y’all are plain fuckN ignorant and nothing nobody do will help period,” tweeted Trina. “I’m at work and I’m muthafuckn ready.”
However, it appears that Da Baddest B**** had a change of heart. On Thursday’s episode of the morning show, Trina issued an on air apology.
“I’m not trying to take away anything from anybody that has been harassed or bullied or abused or anything from the police. That’s never where I was coming from.” She also added, “And I can see where that was insensitive so I apologize for that also because in no form was that what I meant. So I take full responsibility because it was a mistake. It came off wrong. I didn’t say the right thing. So I understand why people are in attack mode or feeling that way. But I would never, ever say my people, black people, our people are animals.”
Trina is just one of several artists to come under fire for dismissing the BLM movement and protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. Her ex-fiance Lil Wayne was also bashed on social media after saying that “If we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we’re doing” during a conversation with Fat Joe about George Floyd’s murder.
You can listen to Trina’s initial controversial stance below.