Jamelia has claimed that she has been racially abused by a police officer.
The singer posted a note on her Facebook page about the incident, saying it happened when she was taking her daughters to the train station.
“This morning I did a bad thing,” she began. “I overtook someone as I was driving to the train station. I was running late, and in a rush. Not an excuse, it wasn’t the right thing to do.”
As Clash reports, she claims the driver in the vehicle she overtook then approached her, shouting and cursing at her. “I noticed the person had followed us, and was shouting “Is there something wrong with you you stupid b!tch, you should have waited!!” I replied, “I know, I’m so sorry, i was rushing for the train, my apologies” he then retorted “you lot make me fucking sick”, she wrote.
She continued: “I said “can you please not swear in front of my children”, he replied “Oh fuck off you stupid black bitch, you lot are sickening” I replied, “OK, goodbye” He then opened his car door in a rage and said “come here and say that to my face!” and as he stepped out, his car started rolling, Thank God.”
The singer claims the man in question was a police officer and wrote that she “always wanted my girls to trust and respect the police, and have confidence that they are there for their protection”. “But I think the police should realise that profiling works both ways, what you display is what you potentially become in the eyes of a child. How can you expect black children to have faith in the you if they witness their parents being mistreated like this? It is not OK.
“I will continue raising my girls the way I do, with tolerance, understanding & empathy in ALL situations. These are the foundations of real greatness. I will also teach them that the use of “black” as a slur is absolutely ridiculous. Because being black is one of our most wonderful blessings, and only haters choose to see it as a curse.”