Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Jamelia 'stopped by racist police'

Jamelia has accused the police of racism

Jamelia has accused the police of racism, saying she is regularly pulled over when she is driving.

The singer, 30, said that she was stopped "at least once a month" because of the colour of her skin.

Writing on Twitter, she said: "The amount of times I've been pulled over for nothing is ridiculous... racism is alive and kicking people".

She told her followers: "I was not even driving, I was sat in my car parked up.

"They said to me they have reason to believe my tax disc is counterfeit. When I asked them what this 'reason' was, they were stumped."

The Superstar singer added: "They checked everything... including my tyre pressure (all legit). They then went on to say they don't see how this ... can be my car!

"They didn't know I was Jamelia when they approached me, they just saw a black girl in an Adidas tracksuit and cap, in an expensive car."

The mother of two, who did not say where she was stopped, added later: "I'm over it now."

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