On Wednesday morning, the “Diamond Princess” referred to protesters as “animals” when suggesting Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez move up the curfew time from 9 p.m. to 6.p.m. “They need to make the curfew at 6 p.m.,” Trina said on her and Trick Daddy‘s 99 Jamz radio 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.”
The 41-year-old celeb also said she’s was “not scared” to get pulled over by police for a routine traffic stop because she has her “license and registration.”
Former “Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood” star Masika Kalysha confronted Trina on Twitter about her comments, calling the hip hop artist a “coon” and urging her arch nemesis Khia, to “drag” her. “Khai… beloved… please come drag this coon Trina back to the swamp b4 I get ha…,” Kalysha tweeted.
Not long after the two ladies began their social media feud, Budden jumped online and ragged on Trina as well. Concurring with Kalysha’s tweet, he wrote in a now-deleted message, “Khia writing her read as we speak lol.” He also added, “Damn Trina……….smh … Wild part is Trick Daddy been telling us about Amerikkka for 25 years only to have his sister be so….. sleep ? 🤦🏽♂️”
Unexpectedly, people slammed Budden for adding his input on the existing drama already surrounding the Miami-based rap diva. A user commented, “He always find his way in girl drama chile,” while someone else commented, “He really hates women. He’s so quick to respond to a female.” A third person wrote, “And here comes Joe 🙄 right message wrong messenger. Joe sir sit this one out.” Another person agreed and added, “This nigga stay in women’s drama. Stay out of girls business🤦🏽♀️”
After receiving a mass of backlash on June 3, the next morning Trina took to her radio show to apologize for her controversial comments.
“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 and I’m not going to say Black people are animals. But I didn’t say that, ‘Hey, my Black people or all of my people.’ I’m not talking to you. Not the protestors that are trying to make change,” she clarified.
“And this is why, the day after, when I spoke to the commissioner, I said to Trick, well, I learned a lot more about what’s really happening. … Because I’m trying to understand what’s the solution. What is the answer to everything that’s happening and it’s more than just in the streets or people doing whatever.”
She continued, “I’m not calling nobody’s color or anything. The gap was, I didn’t say Black people, my people. And I would never say that or call Black people animals. Or any name. I am a Black person. I must be an animal. I must be the same person. I mean, that’s not who I am.”