Trina Apologizes For 2nd Time Over Controversial Statements: This Week Felt Like An Out Of Body Experience 


Trina Apologizes For 2nd Time Over Controversial Statements: This Week Felt Like An Out Of Body Experience

Rapper and radio show host Trina took to Instagram Friday (June 5) to provide further detail and apologize a second time for some of the explosive comments she made on The Trick and Trina Morning Show this week. While discussing the current protests and riotous looting that had been occurring in cities around the country including her hometown of Miami and the curfew put in place, Trina’s previous comments had compared looters to “animals:”

They need to make the curfew at 6 pm to 6 am. That’s how I feel. Keep everybody off the streets. These animals off the streets that are runnin’ ’round in Miami-Dade County actin’ like they have escaped from a zoo. Lock them up at 5 pm so the streets can be nice and clean. That’s how I feel.

Trina also gave her opinion to her co-host and fellow rapper Trick Daddy about how she believed Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis cop who knelt on George Floyd‘s neck for over 8 minutes, should receive the death penalty:

Trina now says her comments were the result of her simply being frustrated. In her post to her official Instagram page,  she says:

I am a roller coaster of emotions, brought on by the events of the world we all live in. These are times of great tumult and trauma. I am not perfect. I’ve fallen short, I’ve been racially profiled, and I’ve had trouble articulating my emotions in the face of personal frustration.

Trina also says that she takes ownership of what she had said and explained that her frustrations were directed toward those who were interfering with peaceful protests happening throughout the country:

I take full responsibility for my actions, and for any confusion that I might have caused regarding my feeling on what we’re all dealing with right now. When I said what I said, I was acutely upset with those who are using the peaceful demonstrations as a vehicle for their own intentions. There is never an excuse for evil in these trying times.

On Thursday (June 4), Trina also apologized to her listeners on-air:

I just wanna say that I apologize sincerely, to everybody I offended by what I said. I spoke passionately about people destroying our community here in Miami, Florida, Dade County, Liberty City, the inner cities. I’m not trying to take away anything from anyone or anybody that was abused from the police. I can see where that was insensitive…so I take full responsbility because it was a mistake.

What do you think about Trina’s second apology? Sound off in the comments!

Authored by: Sincerely Liz