“Here We Go” rapper Trina was hospitalized early Monday morning — after passing out in a Florida airport over “dehydration and overexertion.” We’re told Trina had been traveling all day while battling some sort of illness — and hit the deck minutes after stepping off the plane. The 34-year-old rapper was rushed to a nearby hospital … where she’s recovering. We’re told Trina will be fine. (TMZ)
“Thanks for your concern and prayers! I’m ok, just ready to leave this place I hate needles.. ???????? http://instagram.com/p/emmoUEhJ3D/,” she tweeted September 23. (Trina’s Twitter)
The rapper recently spoke on using music and performances to help alleviate the pain.
However, juggling onstage duties and emotional turmoil proved to be the night’s biggest triumph for the 34-year-old rap star. In April, the Miami native’s 19-year-old brother Wilbrent “Gonk” Bain was murdered in a violent gun altercation. Admitting the tragic loss sends her to a “very dark place,” the Diamond Princess says performing among her peers helps her cope, if only for a few moments. “I got on that [BMI Awards] stage, performed and smiled, but honestly, I’m numb,” she says. “There’s nothing in the world that could make me really understand that my brother is not here and I can’t get on the phone and say something to him. Sometimes I look at the text messages or look at the phone and still dial his number. Right before hitting that stage, I was literally in tears like, wow, he could’ve been here with me. But [I put on] a brave face, and when it was done, I felt happy.” (Karen Civil)
Back in late April, reports of the hip-hop artist’s brother losing his life surfaced across media outlets.
The brother of the famous female rapper Trina was shot and killed Tuesday morning in northwest Miami, residents said. Wilbrent Bain, who goes by the nickname “Gonk,” was shot at about 10 a.m. on Northwest 91st Street, neighbors said. Bain lived his entire life in northwest Miami, where he is well known. “Now, I’m hurt because this man is gone for no reason at all,” neighbor Demetrius Hammond said. “He was a close friend to me.” “He’s a very good kid,” family friend the Rev. Gary Johnson said. “It’s unfortunate. It’s a terrible tragedy.” (NBC Miami)