Let's get it straight. We love, love, love Trina like any good Miamian should, but we raised an eyebrow when she released a statement recently declaring that she may or may not be adopting a Haitian child.
Note Da Baddest Bitch doesn't state she will be adopting but merely says, "I am in the financial position to adopt; therefore I am taking it into deep consideration at this time."
She opens the statement by saying that donating money and resources and all that is great, "however I would like to contribute on a higher level for more personal reasons."
We don't doubt that the Diamond Princess's heart is in the right place, but there's that slight tinge of "hey, how do I get my name in the headlines related to this tragedy?" opportunist undertone.
If she does or sincerely tries to adopt a child, good on her. If she doesn't, it's going to reek of a publicity stunt. We're just looking out for Miami's number one (our apologies to Jacki-O) female rapper.
And really, we don't want any negatives hanging over the release of her upcoming album Amazin', which reportedly features Lady Gaga herself on a track.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.