Celebrities Who Have Been Racially Profiled

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  • Nas
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Kelly Price
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • T.J. Holmes
  • Nick Cannon
  • David Banner
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Tyler Perry
  • MC Hammer
  • Oprah Winfrey

Lenny Kravitz

The rocker turned insult into poetry when he penned his song "Bank Robber Man," inspired by a 2001 incident in Miami when he was cuffed by officers while walking to the gym. Officers claim Kravitz matched the description of an at-large bank robber, not realizing they had arrested a world-renowned rock star. They later apologized for the mix-up.

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