Rapper Foxy Brown is sharing her own heartbreaking experience with the U.S. immigration system after revealing that her Trinidad-born father was recently denied re-entry into the U.S. despite having lived in America for the past 50 years.
Brown — whose real name is Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand — took to Instagram on Thursday to share her story and also denounce Trump’s immigration policies. She has since taken down the post.
According to Blavity, Brown posted the famous photo of the toddler girl crying as she was torn away from her parents.
“I’d literally f*cking 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),” she wrote. “Yup, I rock that flag proudly.”
She continued: “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. 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.”
It is not clear why her father was prevented from returning to the country.
The Trump administration has been heavily criticized for its zero-tolerance family separation policy that saw the separation of migrant families that had illegally crossed the border. President Donald Trump has since signed an executive order reversing the practice.
Brown also admitted that she once related to Kanye West’s approval of Trump’s presidency. West publicly declared his love for Trump and the Make America Great Again movement.
“I too, much like Kanye, were [sic] one of the few celebs who didn’t jump on the bandwagon and publicly denounce Trump,” Brown wrote. “Although I did not agree with every action — let me reiterate that [I] did not agree with his actions — I respected the art of the deal, politics aside.”
But now she says she cannot be quiet: “Seeing these angels torn from their parents, I knew no longer could I fight this in silence.”