Fans are still not letting rapper and Love & Hip Hop star Trina get away with her comments about George Floyd protests. A new petition is calling for her dismissal from her morning show with Trick Daddy, and it is gaining a lot of steam.
Trina received a lot of backlash over her protest comments
Earlier in the month on their 99 JAMZ morning radio show, Trina and Trick Daddy discussed the protests that are happening across the nation as a result of Floyd’s murder. Despite Trick Daddy’s attempts to get her to stop, Trina slammed the protesters and called them “animals.”
“They need to make the curfew at 6 pm to 6 am, that’s how I feel,” she said in part. “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.”
The following day, after massive criticism and backlash against her on social media, Trina addressed her remarks and attempted to clarify what she meant. She said, “Me, in my Trina’s world, I’m automatically speaking for black people. I am black people, that’s who I’m speaking for, so I’m not gonna say ‘black people are animals.’ I’m not talking to the protestors or those that are trying to make change…I would never say that, or call black people animals or any names. I am a black person, I must be an animal, I must be this same person. I mean, that’s not who I am.”
Following her on-air apology, Trina also posted a lengthy apology on her Instagram page. The apology reads in part, “I take full responsibility for my actions, and for any confusion that I might have caused regarding my feelings on what we’re dealing with right now.”
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A petition continues to gain a lot of signatures
A petition has been started on Change.org to get Trina removed from the morning show as a host. As of Saturday afternoon, the petition had over 13,000 signatures. The listed goal on the petition is 15,000 signatures.
The petition reads in part, “Trina has taken it upon herself to condemn the residents of Miami who participated in the recent protests, live on air, in the most HEINOUS of ways. Not only did she lump protestors and the handful of looters together, but Ms. Taylor also took it upon herself to refer to protestors, who were majority Black and people of color, as ‘ANIMALS running the streets.’”
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“It is with great disgust that, I, and many other Black Miami natives have to hear such derogatory and disrespectful speech from someone who has only seen success because of OUR support,” it continues, “To make matters worse, Trina made such erroneous statements on a radio station that has a majority BLACK audience after we’ve endured her obnoxious attitude and middle school reading level for months. Not only did she let such ignorant and grotesque statements leave her mouth, she stood firm on them as her co-hosts tried to remind her to watch her words. Clearly, she meant what she said, so an apology will NOT do. Trina needs to be removed from this radio show IMMEDIATELY — it is the only way 99Jamz/Cox Media Group can make it up to its listeners.”
99 JAMZ has yet to respond to the petition.
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