Taraji P. Henson says her son was racially profiled….LIES.

Taraji, Taraji, Taraji.

Gotta check the receipts, Sis.

She recently said that her son was racially profiled on two separate occasions, right? Wellllll the video has popped up on ONE of those occasions and, well, watch for yourself….



The “Empire” star recently complained her 20-year-old son Marcel Johnson was pulled over by a Glendale, CA officer who illegally searched the car, cited him for marijuana possession, but didn’t ticket him for the original infraction.

Watch the dash cam video of the full stop … the officer pulls over Marcel for allegedly failing to yield at a crosswalk. When the officer asks Marcel if he has anything illegal in the car … he confesses he has some marijuana. The officer actually thanked him for being honest.

When you see the clip … it’s hard to say the cop had it out for Marcel. As for the alleged illegal search … the officer says he smelled the weed — which alone would give him probable cause, plus Marcel copped to it.

Taraji says the 2nd incident went down at USC when police allegedly stopped Marcel for “having his hands in his pockets.” No video of that one yet.


I mean, how much nicer could a cop be!? Seriously, he was UBER nice.

Missed the mark on this one, Taraji. Or, like TMZ says, maybe she went on the word of her son?

UPDATE: March 27, 2015, 10:25pm

Taraji issued an apology…



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Good stuff, Taraji. Very sincere. And she’s right, a mother’s job isn’t easy!

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