Taraji P Henson and son Marcell Johnson

Saying she overreacted, actress Taraji P. Henson apologized Friday to the Glendale police officer whom she accused of racially profiling her 20-year-old son, Marcell Johnson.

The 40-minute video obtained by the Los Angeles Times shows that Glendale police followed proper procedure when Marcell Johnson was pulled over on Oct. 18 for driving through a lighted crosswalk while a pedestrian was walking on it.

After obtaining permission from Johnson to search his car, police found weed, hash oil, marijuana, a small knife and a grinder. The police determined that the knife was legal.

But in an interview with Essence magazine, Taraji said the police officers pulled her son over in a racial profiling incident and illegally searched his car.

After the LA Times published video on Friday showing the officer did nothing wrong, Taraji, 44, apologized on her Instagram page.

"I would like to apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department," Henson wrote. "A mother's job is not easy and neither is a police officer's. Sometimes as humans we over react without gathering all the facts. As a mother in this case I over reacted and for that I apologize. Thank you to that officer for being kind to my son."

Taraji previously said she had planned to send her son to USC but she changed her mind and decided to enroll him at Howard University, an HBCU in Washington, D.C. instead.

She told Essence magazine she was “not paying $50K so I can’t sleep at night wondering, 'Is this the night my son is getting racially profiled on campus?'”

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    • MissArtist

      That's big of her :tea:

    • MissArtist

      Her son looks like he should be Nia Long's :huh:

    • ShoYaRight

      Marcel got his momma looking like a plum fool right when she's the talk and toast of Hollywood. After hustling and working 20 years to get to this point, now she got her foot in her mouth because of a lying, weed smoking, ritalin taking son.

      SIGH

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Well at least she did :tea: they are going to have a field day with this one

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Moral of the story :tea: know the facts before you go popping off ....

    • WhoDat

      Marcel got his momma looking like a plum fool right when she’s the talk and toast of Hollywood. After hustling and working 20 years to get to this point, now she got her foot in her mouth because of a lying, weed smoking, ritalin taking son.
      SIGH
      ^^^^^^
      This! Say it.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      He must have came home and said he was racial profiled and she just ran with it :tea: I mean so she just took his word .. and hell either way ... lil ninja still had drugs on him :shrugs:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Or did she say it just to get a rise out of the people :tea:

    • Vanna is the root of all evil

      Marcel got his momma looking like a plum fool right when she’s the talk and toast of Hollywood. After hustling and working 20 years to get to this point, now she got her foot in her mouth because of a lying, weed smoking, ritalin taking son.
      SIGH

      --

      Say what? Where I been? Who would have thunk it :popcorn:

    • MisUnderstood

      I wonder what Taraji said to her son after seeing the video

    • http://dawnsheen.blogspot.com/ Min Min Sheen (The artist formally kwn as Dawn Sheen)

      MisUnderstood says:

      I wonder what Taraji said to her son after seeing the video
      ----------

      She prob sending him to Everest University now or to live with Tyrese

    • Chicago Lady

      MissArtist says:

      Her son looks like he should be Nia Long’s

      ________________________________________________________________________
      He does look like Nia Long! That was big of her to apologize.

    • MrsL

      You know he got cussed out over this. :tea:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      :yawn: At work for the next few hours.. Let me go back and read the the posts I missed... I will check back in later if anyone is one here. And comment on the comments I missed :lol:

    • Vanna is the root of all evil

      Gd morning Sandra and all other roses!

    • SouthernBeauty

      Good morning everyone. What am I doing in this office this morning. Oh, time and a half that's why. I guess I will work on a few cases and then take my azz to the gym.

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      Morning ladies. Hopefully I can get out of here soon that planned. I feel like I am just her babysitting :(

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      I have told mine(threatened) IF they have me eating my words to any authority other than Grandma, it's on! :karate: Im glad she addressed it, and she should keep it moving. No need to keep speaking about it, or answering any interview questions on it :no: IMB of course... :tea:

      Kdub
      Jenny :kiss:
      Fat Gal, which Breakfast you on? :kona:

      SR :hi:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      @FAT GUHL yea I agree no need to address it again :yes: SHE SAID WHAT SHE SAID... I did have Chik fil A for breakfast :oops: I had to come to work so I made the executive decision :rules: I am here for a few more hours.

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      I was looking at jobs and thought one sounded good. I was all set to apply to one until I got to this part:
      This announcement will be used to fill positions in support of CDC's Ebola initiative.
      I was like oh ok... and it said travel. You are not about to get me ...About have have me be a test tube monkey to see if I can ward off the 'Bola or nah :ghost:

    • Unshakable

      @TakeTake,

      Good morning babe! :hug: I ain't know you hafta work on weekends too! Guhl, you betta chase that coint!! *does the le ghey thrice fanga snap*

      Seaux tell me....I had asked you in an earlier post, but that was one of them days when massa was crackin the whip cross yo back, seaux I will ask again. And keep in mind that I know this info is personal, so if you would rather not say, or tell me in an e-mail, I understand. :yes:

      Roundst bout how much do you pay in student loans per month? Did you consolidate? Bout how long do you think your student loans will take to pay off? What kind of interest rate did they give you when/if you consolidated?

      I hope you get some free time soon seaux you can enjoy your weekend. :kiss:

    • Blanche Devereaux

      So embarrassing. I would beat the hell out of my son for allowing me to look like a fool :facepalm: this is why its sooooo important to get all sides of the story first once they get to a certain age.

    • Blanche Devereaux

      Against my better judgement I let my "sister wife" take the girls this weekend :facepalm: we will see how this goes. I only let them go because Blanche 6 will tell me everything and I know they wanted to spend time with their siblings in another environment. Lord I can't stand that girl though. I wanna fight her like cookie did anika :eek:

    • Unshakable

      @Blanche,

      Good for you for being the bigger person. I'm hopeful they will all have a nice time. Besides, Blanche 6 will let you know if anything went awry. :lol: :hug:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      @Unshake: I rarely have to now that I have switched depts. But I am still under the same "big boss" so they like to still rely on me and ask for help. But I am taking another FULL day off to substitute for it since I am exempt. I volunteered bc of that. I am off already.
      I put my loans in deferment bc of me moving so much and then being pregnant BACK TO BACK.. but now it is about time for me to start paying :wails: I consolidated them a few months back which gave me a little bit more time.... But I will probably be paying 200-350 a month :no:
      I hate the educational system

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      Ttyl later :bye:

    • thriftStoreJungle

      her son's lips tell me all i need to know :smoke:

    • whitty hutton

      These kids be lyin they asses off nowadays. He coulda told his momma the truth once word got out abt the essence interview and her publicist could have issued a statement before it came to this point.

      He'd be paying his own way thru college after pulling a stunt like this if it was me.

    • ms_no-no

      :applause: That's very commendable of Taraji but let's not forget that 'anything goes' officers outnumber those officers that are 'by the book'. Racial profiling is REAL and because it didn't happen THAT time don't mean that it can't happen another time now that Marcel 'is on their radar' :yes: