Racy images of Trina from her stolen cell phone caused quite a stir when they leaked online recently, but it was the photos the Miami rapper took of a skin condition she had that created the most buzz. In those photos, [artist id="710288"]Trina[/artist] is seen holding up her arm, which had broken out in hives — and more blog comments were directed at those images than the nude photos of her that were made public.
"When you see something and you don't know what it is, I photograph it 'cause I want to know what it was," the rapper told MTV News. "When I went to the doctor, I didn't have it, it was gone, 'cause I took [medication] and it went away. I showed it, 'cause I wanted to know what it was. I need you to tell me what I'm allergic to."
Her doctor eventually referred her to an allergist who conducted a series of tests, according to the rapper. Her doctor originally suggested the breakout may have been caused by a food allergy or a reaction to makeup.
"We tried to figure out what triggered this breakout," she said. "It was explained to me that it was Urticaria, which is basically hives."
Stress, she said, might have ultimately been the reason, though she admitted she wasn't entirely sure why she broke out.
Trina is currently hard at work on her fifth album Amazin', featuring the single "Million Dollar Girl" with Diddy and Keri Hilson.
In the meantime, she and her management have called on authorities to investigate the leaked images.
"I'm actually having it looked into by the FBI and it's gonna be a bigger situation than just leaked photos," she told MTV News. "Hopefully we can deal with the situation and put an end to it."