Trina counts her financial blessings and considers fostering a child from last week's earthquake in Haiti.
Rapper Trina has built a reputation on being "bad." This evening though, the Miami-based veteran Slip-N-Slide Records hit-maker released the following statement via her personal publicist. The statement has been edited for spelling and grammar.
"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; that is a victim in this disturbing time; 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 [sic]. I also have family members that are of Haitian descent." - Trina
Trina's next album, Amazin' is her first since 2008's Still Da Baddest.
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