Monday, January 25, 2010

Trina: Baby Momma Drama

"With the current state that Haiti is in right now; I personally feel like donating monetary and physical possessions is a enormous and vast donation...however I would like to contribute on a higher level for more personal reasons in addition to being ready to raise/nurture a child; by being involved on a day to day bases. The tragic and untimely list of events that have happen in Haiti even before the recent earthquake have made me realize how blessed I am as a individual and I want to share that with a child...in addition to adding on to my immediate family circle. I am in the financial position to adopt; therefore I am taking it into deep consideration at this time, I have always admired other individuals for adopting  children not so much for their celebrity status but more so because of the 'nurturing' and invaluable change and joy it will bring to a child’s life. Lastly the fact that I am considering adopting a child from Haiti is even more significant to me seeing that a great deal of adopted children that come into the United States are from larger countries such as China, Russia and Africa. I also have family members that are of Haitian descent." - rapper Trina, via HipHopDX


What a tool. Perhaps the entertainment industry has an annual award for pretentious assholes that the public at large isn't aware of. Of course, us average joe's wouldn't get a memo about the elite attempting to one-up each other in terms of being a douche nozzle. Seems Trina's getting a leg up on the competition early. No pun intended. Well, maybe a little.


This is the mentality that chicken heads nationwide have, that just because they're alive & capable of buying a Happy Meal, they'll be an asset to some unfortunate kid's meager existence. No dice. Parenting takes more than an "I think I can" attitude & a bejeweled purse full of strip club dough. She's probably one of those "god parents" that takes that arbitrary title way too seriously. Pictures of her god kids in her wallet & what not. Rap music & fiscal success aside, Trina feels as though she has what it takes to be somebody's mother, all of the sudden, & it only took an earthquake that killed 200,000 people, in another country, for her to realize that. Are there no needy children in America that would love to have a mother? This would appear to be a clear-cut case of stepping over the homeless people outside of your building on the way to help the one's in front of a camera, even if it's all the way across town. Self sacrifice is the Holy Grail of face time. Maybe the life of a Z-list rapstress is too full of blunt smoke & bbq's for her to have noticed any of those commercials about kids who need love, followed by a phone number to a local foster care facility. Hell, I don't doubt that she's spent time in the foster system; she just reeks of needing to be "loved."

Even beyond the posturing it takes to publicly announce that you plan to adopt a child from such a desolate place, there's a certain douche bag tenacity in opting to grab a child & run, versus trying to help the country as a whole. Assuming one can afford to do such a thing. I'm sure there's dozens of people who have big money, & chose to give a sizeable amount to the Red Cross, without saying a word about it to anyone. Trina, on the other hand, is treating the news coverage as a brochure, or a catalog, as if bringing a Haitian kid back to Florida with her is going to help ease the pain & suffering of millions of people. She probably wants a cookie, too. I say this not to demean Trina's efforts at making a difference, but at the very least, this isn't the type of statement you make to the world. Hip Hop or otherwise. If she feels that their catastrophe was a maternal catalyst, cool. Do what you gotta do, sis. But don't start stroking your nuts & rehearsing your acceptance speech for "Humanitarian of the Year" just yet. I'd much rather see you exposing the itty-bitty's & complaining about what a nigga can't do for you instead. For the amount(s) of money she claims to have, she could adopt an entire neighborhood over there, personally funding it's regrowth & rehabilitation. You want to impress me, aside from form-fitting skivvies & shirts that look like bras, then adopt some adults, who are undoubtedly in just as bad a predictament as the kids. Haiti is in epic need of help, fiscally, physically, spiritually, politically & beyond, so pardon me if I don't call you Mother Theresa for picking a child to love, then flying back to your mansion.


I wouldn't call this a publicity stunt, as much as I would say it's just a bad decision. At the least, one of her weed carriers should've been the one being interviewed, then it wouldn't appear so self-serving & shallow. This type of information always comes across more passionately when conveyed by a third party. No matter how sexy one may look in spanx & pasties, patting yourself on the back is some jerk shit. Don't talk about it, be about it, so to speak.


I figured that Haiti's misfortune would bring the vultures down from the trees, but not even my cynicism would've expected this type of nigganometry. Not even from the chick who had people saying "nann nigga" for an entire summer. She has an album due out soon, called 'Amazin'. Coincidence? You be the judge.

8 comments:

BLESSD1 said...

I'm 50-50 (shoutout to your boy) on this one, Grands. On the one hand, it really could be a publicity stunt. If that's the case, then yeah...she definitely needs to be in the running for douche-nozzle-of-the-year award. But honestly, she very well could have opened her eyes, beyond her weed-induced haze, and really felt some pain for the people of Haiti. She's no Lauryn Hill, but maybe she figures that if she does this publicly, she may inspire those amongst her fan-base to reach out and help in whatever ways they can. Bottom line: even IF she's being phony, at least she may, inadvertantly, be helping someone who needs it.

HustlerVision said...

"... & chose to give a sizeable amount to the Red Cross, without saying a word about it to anyone..."

^ bullseye!

People have already started keeping score. & as u said releasing a statement announcing that ur adopting a child from Florida just doesn't have the same shine PR wise. No cameras, no interviews, no pictures = no points

BUT from the child's point of view, the adoption would change his or her life. that should atleast count for something.

Capital G said...

I call shenanigans on this one. Let's sit tight and see if this pipe dream comes to fruition.

"She has an album due out soon, called 'Amazin'. Coincidence?"

Answer: fuck yeah! It's Amazin this bitch is still putting out horrible music, let alone getting any type of publicity. If a Z-list celeb with Bell's palsy and fucked up looking neck wrinkles wants to adopt a kid, great. Just do it in silence. And not to sound really cynical but, if she wants a Haitian refugee to adopt, she's already in Miami. Them shits are like a dime a dozen down there. Save some bread on the international flight for a new weave or some shit.

*I may have hated a bit much this go-round. Fuck it, I stand by my words*

Tony Grands said...

Lol @ Cap. I needed that laugh.

Yeah fellas, my thing is, she's making this grand statement, which only amounts to a "maybe I will, maybe I won't" scenario. The "interview" would've had the same weight if it were just about how she's reached a phase in her career/life, & she's thinking about adopting. To throw Haiti in the mix is corny. Now, I'll give her a year, & if she doesn't start parading a refugee around, like Bradgelina's ghetto ass babysitter, then I may have to let Cap G put her back in her place...

But for the record, I can appreciate anybody who's willing to open their home to a needy child. Grands loves the kids. It's the adults I can't stomach.

Don said...

Money? She needs money...Kenyon cut off the cards...ain't nobody buying a new Trina CD...she probably been sucking off Soulja Boy for fingernail dough...but you do get a monthly check for foster kids...and we know ain't no way that broad is gonna raise a kid that didn't come out of her Holland Tunnel.

And no uproar from her "n*gga please" statement because dudes wanna hit that. The female factor.

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