Southern rapper Trina has said she is taking legal action to handle the nude and personal images of her that spread online this week.
According to the “Diamond Princess,” the situation is now being analyzed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
“[The images are] me on a very upset day — I think I was in Canada, upset crying,” she explained in an interview. “Just personal stuff. Photos in the studio. I think [one] was me having an allergic reaction, breaking out. I just think it was my personal stuff and for someone to do that is so, so wrong. So now I’m actually having it looked into by the FBI and it’s gonna be a bigger situation than just leaked photos. Hopefully we can deal with the situation and put an end to it. I don’t recall being allergic to anything, but obviously, yeah [I am],” she said. “I was in the studio recording for a couple of days and just started having breakouts. And my doctor said you’re allergic to shellfish or makeup bronzer.” (MTV)
Just before the photos leaked, the rapper revealed that she had lost a phone containing personal images.
“I lost my phone and I had some pictures of me that I don’t want the world to see,” Trina said in an interview. “And I’m thinking, if it ever comes out, I’m devastated, but I mean, it’s not sex tape pictures but still, I don’t want you to see them, they’re not for you. But losing a phone and all this stuff happens — but it’s a wake up call…I just feel like, what’s personal is personal. I don’t feel like, as an artist, like I need to do anything to expose myself. I don’t need to put out a nude photo for press…I don’t need a sex tape of me and my, my significant other to be worldwide, for the world to see.” (STR8 NYC)
Bloggers have speculated that her phone may have been stolen over the weekend at the taping of BET’s Rip The Runway.
Trina’s story that her cell phone turned up missing while she was onstage performing at BET’s Rip The Runway, does hold water. Theft is a well-known problem at fashion shows. Especially when the shows aren’t organized properly and models have every Tom, Dick and Shanaynay visiting them in the dressing rooms. Sometimes the models themselves steal from each other. Just hang around long enough after a fashion show and you’re bound to hear models complaining about personal items turning up missing. (Sandra Rose)
Outside of her personal life, Trina recently teamed with Diddy‘s Ciroc Vodka brand.
“Things are gonna be real big,” Diddy said about Trina. “She’s an official Ciroc girl…Ciroc is gonna be promoting her album, she’s gonna be helping us, we gonna be doing it together. We got a new partnership that we rocking with but most importantly, the record and a video is off the chain…You gonna see us performing the joint live, too. She’s gonna have the full-length chinchilla and just be buckey-naked with some stickies on. You know what I’m saying, because the body is thorough. Believe that, she’s in the gym!” (Slip N Slide Records)
Check out Trina addressing her lost phone below: