Kelis cleared of charges from 2007 incident

Singer was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest

MIAMI -- Singer Kelis has been acquitted of all charges in an incident in Miami where she was accused of disrupting a police operation by rushing toward the officers while screaming racial profanities at them.

Authorities were talking to some men in March 2007 in the South Beach nightclub district when they said Kelis Rogers-Jones rushed toward them and said one of the men was her husband, Nas, according to the arrest report. She was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence, but a jury acquitted her of the charges Thursday.

The singer, best known for her chart-topping single, "Milkshake," married rapper Nas in 2005.

In a statement to the Associated Press, the singer said she was happy justice prevailed and hopes this "sheds light on the fact that wearing a uniform and carrying a badge does not allow you to act above the law."
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