After three days of court proceedings in Miami, Kelis was acquitted Thursday on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. In March 2007, Kelis was cuffed and taken to the station by undercover police officers posing as prostitutes. The female officers claimed she approached them and started screaming racial epithets.
-SHAHEEM REED, MTV.COM NEWS.
On Thursday, her husband Nas was in court with her when the verdict was handed down. The legendary MC had shrugged off the arrest last year, telling MTV News, "It's a lot of sh-- out there circulating about her that she finds pretty funny. It'll be cleared up soon."
"I'm thrilled that justice prevailed in the end," Kelis said in a statement Friday (September 12). "Racial profiling is a very serious matter. Unfortunately, most victims learn to deal with this form of harassment in their daily lives because they feel that they don't have a voice or because they're not able to absorb the costs to legally fight it in court. I hope that this sheds light on the fact that wearing a uniform and carrying a badge does not allow you to act above the law."
I KNOW I'M A LIL LATE ON THIS, BUT I HAD TO GIVE SHOUT OF CONGRATS TO KELIS!! (also a quiet plea, "must have more Kelis music....whithering away...) MORE HOT PHOTOS OF KELIS BELOW IN CELEBRATION!!!
I THINK I'VE POSTED THIS ONE BEFORE BUT, WHO CARES...IT'S A HOTNESS CELEBRATION!!