In a conversation with Trick Daddy on 99 Jamz Radio, Rapper Trina voiced her opinions on the protests against police brutality across the United States.
The Miami rapper landed herself in hot water for her comments, which saw her refer to protesters as “animals” and urge Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to start the curfew earlier.
“They need to make the curfew at 6 p.m.,” Trina said when the topic came up, lamenting that 9 p.m. was too late. “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.”
She went on to vent her frustration with some of the property damage, explaining that a friend of hers had their business destroyed.
Trina is also facing backlash for her comments about protesters and saying she’s not scared of the police because she knows her rights.
Trina accused a lot of protesters of being “fake,” and that “half of y’all marching are not even caring about this man.” After her comments started to circulate on Twitter, “not Trina” became a trending topic.
In a response on Twitter, she seemingly doubled down on what she said.
She also took time to respond to some of her followers. “You should do something for the community and focus on your –,” she replied to one tweet, while in another she said she called for the police involved in George Floyd’s murder to get the “death chair.”