Chance The Rapper Livestreams Video of Police Pulling Him Over
Chance The Rapper has always been vocal about social issues, and police brutality has been one of them. While he's spoken about authorities using excessive force on minorities previously, the Chicago native wants to make sure there is documentation if it it happens to him, and he livestreamed his recent experience of being pulled over.
While in the car with the mother of his child, Kirsten Corley, as well as his daughter, Kensli, the happy family is stopped by authorities for a traffic stop. Chano pulls out his phone to begin an Instagram Live feed, with fans watching everything go down as it happens. The Grammy-winning entertainer says he records the ordeal "in case it gets out of hand." Despite his precautions, he does mention that he has faith in humanity and those that wear badges.
"Just want y’all to be here in case it gets out of hand,” Chance says in the video. “Should be good though. Should be straight... I have great faith in humanity and the men and women that put on the badge, but, you know, you can’t be too careful.”
He also mentions that the family is coming back from church, and that they don't have any drugs or guns inside of the vehicle.
“But policing as a system is disproportionately racist and oppressive,” he continued. “I ain’t got no [gun] in the car, no drugs in the car. Nothing going on, just came back from church.”
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Corley was pulled over for a moving violation on Sunday around 1 p.m. and was given a warning. It looks like everything went smoothly for the family to continue on their way following the stop.
Watch the livestream from Chance in the video below to see what went down.
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