Over her nearly 40-year career, R&B legend Anita Baker has racked up accolades and acclaim the world over – renown for a velvety alto that’s gifted music lovers unforgettable hits like ‘Sweet Love,’ ‘Giving You the Best That I Got,’ ‘Body & Soul,’ and more.
But, despite venturing to dizzying heights of fame, Baker – like a number of other African Americans – has been a victim of unfair treatment from law enforcement officers.
In the wake of one of the hottest spotlights shone on racial injustice in recent memory, the GRAMMY winner is using her platform to connect with fans and inform them she too has had negative run-ins with police.
Her story inside:
The 62-year-old, who is reportedly hard at work on a biopic and memoir (click here to read more about that), took to Twitter Monday (June 15) to post a string of messages related to police brutality including a reference to slain Louisville, KY woman Breonna Taylor who died at the hands of police (who have yet to be brought to justice for the crime).
Later, she even reflected on her own run-in with cops she believes discriminated against her.