Kelly Price Accuses L.A. Pharmacy of Racism

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Singer Kelly Price attends day 2 of the Radio Broadcast Center during the BET Awards '14 on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET)

Kelly Price Accuses L.A. Pharmacy of Racism

Grammy nominee had some trouble filling a prescription in the 'hood.

Published May 19, 2015

Doesn't corporate America know by now not to mess with Kelly Price

In 2012, the Grammy-nominated singer read United Airlines — in particular an agent named Stephanie — for refusing to give her first class treatment even though she was a first class passenger. Now, Price is accusing a Carson, Calif., CVS store of racism for refusing to fill her prescription for painkillers late at night. The reason she couldn't get her meds at the late hour, she was told by a clerk, was "because of the neighborhood." 


“I was offended for the people of this neighborhood. I was offended for anybody who lives in a neighborhood that may not be considered the upper echelon where expensive homes are, or where six- and seven-figure earners live,” Price said in an interview with CBS.

A rep for CVS has apologized to Price, saying, “It is not the store’s or the company’s policy to decline to fill certain prescriptions after midnight.” Still, we think Kelly will probably take her scrips to the Rite-Aid across the street from now on.

Watch Kelly talk to us about her "incredible journey" as a singer-songwriter in our interview with the diva below: is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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