On the same day Trump changed his mind about his zero-tolerance immigration policy (sorta), celebrities took to social media to post throwback pictures of themselves to raise awareness around the forced child separation crisis.
Brooklyn rapper Foxy Brown posted her own story on Instagram Thursday, June 21, alongside the now-famous picture of the toddler girl desperately crying for her mother at the U.S./Mexico border.
“This angel’s Baby C’s age,” Foxy wrote in the caption. “I’d literally f—ing die, torn apart from my daughter. The atrocity at the border is unspeakable; subjecting any child to an environment conducive to horror speaks volumes of this demonic-ass world we live in. My parents are Trinidadian immigrants (educated, sophisticated, hard-working teacher & welder). Yup, I rock that flag proudly.”
This angel’s BABY C’s age❤️ I’d literally fucking DIE, torn apart from my daughter! The atrocity at the border is unspeakable; subjecting any child to an environment conducive to horror, speaks volumes of this demonic ass world we live in. My parents are TRINIDADIAN IMMIGRANTS🇹🇹 (educated, sophisticated, hard-working teacher & welder), yup I rock that flag proudly! I too, much like Kanye, were one of the few celebs who didn’t jump on the bandwagon and publicly denounce Trump. Although I DID NOT AGREE with every action, (LET ME REITERATE THAT), DID NOT AGREE with his actions, I respected the art of the deal, politics aside. Yet, our trip to TRINIDAD CARNIVAL ended in horror, (as IMMIGRATION stopped MY FATHER at the airport), and refused him entry back to the US, where he’s lived for 50 something years, married in, and all 3 of his kids (Inga, Gavin & Anton) were born! Trinidad let him through, US won’t let him back in!!! It sent chills through my family, we fought like hell, quietly, and YES my father’s STILL stuck there! He wasn’t by my side as I’d hoped, as I gave birth to his FAVORITE GRANDDAUGHTER. Convo’s are heartbreaking; I tend to end them quickly, his voice sounds so different, spirit sounds broken but undefeated.💪🏽 Seeing these angels torn from their parents, I knew no longer could I fight this in silence. Holding “MY C” so much tighter right now, as my heart bleeds for these babies!❤️
Foxy also got real for a second, noting she once related to Kanye's stance on Trump, in a way.
“I too, much like Kanye, were [sic] one of the few celebs who didn’t jump on the bandwagon and publicly denounce Trump,” Foxy wrote. “Although I did not agree with every action — let me reiterate that, did not agree with his actions — I respected the art of the deal, politics aside.”
Her personal experience flipped all of that on its head, though. She explained why as she shared the story of how she was separated at the border from her father.
“Our trip to Trinidad carnival ended in horror, as immigration stopped my father at the airport and refused him entry back to the U.S., where he’s lived for 50 something years, married in and all 3 of his kids (Inga, Gavin & Anton) were born,” the rapper wrote. “Trinidad let him through. U.S. won’t let him back in. It sent chills through my family. We fought like hell, quiet and yes, my father’s still stuck there.”
That sad experience definitely Foxy. And seeing the images of children being separated from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border encouraged her to share her struggle.
"Seeing these angels torn from their parents, I knew no longer could I fight this in silence," she said.