‘Love & Hip Hop’: Trina Gets Canceled After Using Inflammatory Language in Referring to George Floyd Protesters
A lot of celebrities are receiving immense backlash for their remarks surrounding the murder of George Floyd and the protests and have ensued as a result. The latest is Love & Hip Hop star, rapper, and radio host Trina, who has been usurped in controversy.
‘Love & Hip Hop’ stars Trina and Trick Daddy host a radio show in Miami
Trina and Trick Daddy currently hosts a show on Miami’s 99 JAMZ. Their show replaced the syndicated The Ricky Smiley Morning Show on the station. The news was first made official in December 2019 after initially leaking in June 2019.
“Trick and Trina are legends in hip-hop culture, and a staple in Miami. I’m excited to kick off the new decade with these two superstars taking their raw talent to the radio,” said the station’s Director of Operations, Jill Strada, in an earlier press release. “I’m excited to kick off the new decade with these two superstars taking their raw talent to the radio.”
At the time, Trina said “We can’t wait to take over mornings on the radio station we grew up listening to.”
Trina uses inflammatory language to refer to protesters
On the Tuesday edition of the show, the duo discussed the protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
While Trick Daddy seemed to do his best to stop Trina from continuing to go down that road, she seemed unphased. Trina seemed to equate murders at the hands of police to common murders, which Trick Daddy tried to explain to her was not the same.
“They need to make the curfew at 6 pm to 6 am, that’s how I feel,” she said. The curfew for Miami-Dade county is currently in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. “Keep everybody off the streets, these animals off the streets … acting like they escaped from a zoo. Lock them up at 5 p.m., so the streets can be nice and clean.”
As far as businesses being impacted by the uprising, Trina said that it doesn’t matter is they have insurance. “I don’t approve of it, period. I don’t approve of it, period cause you don’t want nobody burning down Sunday’s. Let’s be very clear. And you have insurance and you don’t want that.”
She continued in part, “We can’t bring back nobody’s lives that have been taken away whether it was from the police or at the hands of another civilian. We cannot bring them back. I can’t bring back my little brother life. His life was taken at the hands of a man, a black man. I can’t bring his life back, so what are you saying? Y’all always sweep that under the rug and then y’all wanna make something else.”
She received fierce criticism on social media
The backlash against Trina was immediate and swift, with many condemning her remarks and canceling her.
One person tweeted, “That s**t Trina said was vile. Like it wasn’t even insensitive or ill informed. It was flat out evil.”
When 99 JAMZ said that Trina would address the backlash Thusrsday morning. Fans made it clear that they didn’t want to hear it. “She already addressed them today. We want better representation on air, she’s ignorant and tone deaf,” tweeted someone.
“Nope because Trick tried to save her multiple times and she was like no I said what I said. Fire her. Bye,” said someone else.