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Oprah Subpoenaed in Alleged Profiling Case

8/22/2007 2:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah Winfrey, Condi Rice, and Colin Powell are among a host of A-list celebs who were just subpoenaed in a racial profiling case in a Michigan Federal Court.
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TMZ obtained court documents filed yesterday, which "commands" that a spectacular list of celebrities appear for depositions in a lawsuit filed by one Jerome Almon, who alleges that Canada has launched an attack on U.S. black rappers. The lawsuit claims Canadaian officals blame rappers for both increased gangs and gun violence in Toronto and Vancouver, and holds up black rappers at the border.

The list goes on to include Paris Hilton, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Diddy, Jenna Jameson, Jay Z, 50 Cent, Eminem, Kobe Bryant, Spike Lee, Tom Sizemore, Martha Stewart and Heidi Fleiss. Mr. Almon, CEO of MurderCap Records, tells TMZ, "The white celebrities have been directed to appear, in order to show the hypocritical nature of Canadian policy toward rappers. Some of the white celebrities have far worse records than these rappers, but are still allowed to enter Canada with the red carpet rolled out."

Trip to Motor City ... everybody!


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this will be interesting

2583 days ago


GO CANADA!!!!!!!

2583 days ago


Rap music is terrible. Not all of it, but most of it glorifies a gangsta lifestyle, drugs, inappropriate name calling, and prejudice against anyone who does not live the life of a thug.

2583 days ago

can't imagine what oprah is subpoenaed for...what will she say? some rappers claim she she does not like rappers...will be real interesting.

2583 days ago


The difference between the white celebrities with criminal records and black rappers is that the young thug wannabe's are not listening to or following the white celebrities. I'm sorry but that is just the truth. These rappers write lyrics promoting violence, misogyny, greed, fast money and then do videos with half-naked women, tossing cash in the air, decked in diamonds and sitting on a $300K car. These kids see this and think this is the way to live and so they resort to the gang life for the fast cash, fast women, and bling bling. I applaud Canada for taking such a big risk. I'm not saying all rap is bad but most of the popular stuff out there right now is crap.

2583 days ago

proud peta member    

who cares

2583 days ago


I don't get it, who's pissed at whom for what and what does Oprah, Paris Hilton etc have to do with it? Don't a judge have to sign the subpoenaes, and what was that judge smoking?

2583 days ago


Belinda Stronach and David Miller are Canadians... Miller's the mayor of Toronto and Belinda is a rich chick who dated Clinton..... how can they be summoned to an American court room?

2583 days ago


Only in the Ole' US of A can you sue someone because you feel like it !!
Have you erver tried to get back into the states...through customs ??
Short of a blood and stool sample...those guys couldn't get a job as real cop so they applied at the border !!

2583 days ago


Nothing but a publicity stunt for a stupid lawsuit which is also probably a publicity stunt.

Look how well Kanye's Katrina statements played COINCIDENTALLY days before his albums massively sucessful release.

2583 days ago


Oh Yeah...Hard rock is evil too, miss us with that one buddy!

2583 days ago


Inciting Hate....NOT allowed in Canada...We are laid-back, live and let live People. We smoke MORE Pot than ANY other Country per Capita. We LIKE to be mellow, love everyone, peace-out....Rappers ruin the buzz....Go Prime Minister Harper! You got my Vote!!!

2583 days ago

baby girl    

I know das right!

2583 days ago


Really, I'd much rather watch a rapper chick half naked, than watch all of the Paris Hiltons show their naked business to all of the world, her hepes meds, and the men they all sleep with. That's what's truly disgusting.

2583 days ago

Sweater Vest    

Considering many (most?) rappers have criminal records, it makes sense that they are held up/denied entry at the border (same as for any other person with a criminal record); the US et all would do the same thing.

Wasn't it Britain that denied Snoop Dog entry a few months ago?

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