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Rapper Trina recently received massive criticism after slamming protesters, and now the Baddest Chick has attempted to clarify her statements.“I just want to say I apologize sincerely to everybody I offended by what I said. I spoke passionately about how I felt about people destroying our community here in Miami, Florida, Dade County…I was speaking about the community,” Trina said.

“I’m not trying to take anything away from anybody who has been abused, bullied, harassed, or anything but the police. That’s never where I was coming from or any type of ill intent whatsoever. And I can see how 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 that my people, black people, our people are animals. That’s not Trina, and if you know me you know.”

“Me in my Trina’s world. I’m automatically speaking for black people. I am the black people. I am black people. That’s who I’m speaking for. I’m not going to say black people are animals,” Trina explained.

“I didn’t say, hey, my black people or all of my people. I’m not talking to you. Not the protesters. Not those who are trying to make a change. “ “That’s why the day after that we talked to the commissioner. I talked to Trick. I learned a lot more about what’s really happening,” Trina continued.

“I’m trying to understand what is the solution to everything that’s happening. It’s more than just what’s in the streets where people are doing whatever. It’s the commissioners, the governors, the chief of police. I had no idea of that. Now, I’m understanding that and these are the people that have to protect the cities.”

“I’m just speaking from where I felt, things that I saw. I’m not calling nobody’s color or anything. I didn’t say my people, black people are animals. I am a black person. I must be an animal. I must the same person. That’s not who I am,” Trina said. “A real Trina friend, fan, or somebody who really knows her, can’t forgive her. I get where you were coming from with the rioting,” Trick Daddy.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 16: Rapper Trina arrives at the HBO Game of Thrones Catch the Throne NBA All-Star Event at Republic on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

The “Pull Over” rapper received a ton of criticism from fans, many of which said that the Miami native was “canceled.” A few days ago, she made a few statements regarding protesters and called them “animals,” on her radio show that she co-hosts with Trick Daddy.

“They need to make the curfew at 6 pm till 6 am. That’s how I feel. Keep everybody off the street. These animals off of the street that is running around in Miami, Dade County acting like they have escaped from a zoo,” Trina said.

“Lock them up at 5 pm, so the streets can be nice and clean. That’s how I feel. That means tear up our city?”

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 24: Trina and Trick Daddy perform during the RapCaviar Live Concert on October 24, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Spotify)

“Ain’t nobody tear up no city.” Trick Daddy said.  “I don’t approve of it period,” Trina responded. “They’re talking about black lives.” Trick Daddy retorted.“The black lives that matter. The same hands that are taking from the other black people, those are the lives that matter?” Trina continued.

“Half of y’all that are marching don’t even care about this man. People are just doing it maliciously.” “First of all, everybody wasn’t looting and burning up stuff,” Trick Daddy said. “When the police get behind you and them red and blue lights come on, you’re not supposed to be scared.” “I’m not scared. I have my license, registration, and insurance. I’m not scared,” Trina said.

Below check out some of the criticism that Trina has received, before and after her previous statements. 



Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.