Anita Baker Recalls Run-In with Racist Cops: ‘No One is Immune To It’

Published: Tuesday 16th Jun 2020 by Rashad

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.

[main photo source:  Getty Images]
[secondary photo sources:  Twitter @IamAnitaBaker]

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  1. Cody+s June 16, 2020

    How was getting driving tickets racist? Cmon now. People coming out of no where with these molly from insecure racist stories. At least it’s retaliation but cmon now Anita we’ve heard stories about your behavior

    • You’ll Gag June 16, 2020

      So them pulling her over multiple times for a ticket wasnt abusing their power ?? It all needs to stop 🛑

    • Clarks0o0ñ June 17, 2020

      “we’ve heard stories about your behavior”

      😭😭😭😭
      Gladys knight has always been the classy one

  2. Onika’s Slave June 16, 2020

    This flop has been just wants attention.

    • Hendrixx June 16, 2020

      Anita Baker…. a flop ….. REALLY!?!?!?!

      You must be young, dumb or delusional to disrespect a multi-platinum selling, 8 time Grammy Award winning, legendary R&B songstress like Miss mother f****** Anita Baker. Have you lost your mind? THEEEEEE Anita Baker…. a flop!!! This must be the twilight zone Or some other alternate universe because I’m unable.

      • Lmfao_Hoe June 17, 2020

        @Hendrixx EVERYTHING YOU SAID!!!

      • Clarks0o0ñ June 17, 2020

        The idiot stans flopmani, so what do u expect
        A stupid r*****èd clown

      • Bettie Clayton June 17, 2020

        GONE HEAD ON BECKYYYYY,LING,MARIASTAY 8N 6OUR LANE. WANT KEEP BLACK FOLK AT ODDS. WE KN YOU DONT KN SHOT ABOUT OUR HOME GIRLS ANITA AND THE 4 EVER PRETTY QUEEN NIKIII.

    • islandbeat039 June 17, 2020

      STFU coming from a nicki Minaj stan. Still no solo #1 and depending on p********* and racists for relevance. Anita would NEVER

  3. Only Facts June 17, 2020

    Boycott of L’Oréal is underway due to their partnership with Camila Cabello.

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