Chance The Rapper Livestreamed His Traffic Stop In Chicago, Just In Case Anything Went 'Sideways'
By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 9, 2017 3:25PM
Chance the Rapper's livestreamed a traffic stop on Instagram on Sunday when the car he in which he was riding was pulled over by Chicago police. Chance had the stream running to his millions of social-media followers, just in case "it goes sideways." "Just want y'all to be here in case it gets out of hand," Chance said.
Chance was in the passenger seat when the car was pulled over. His longtime girlfriend, Kirsten Corley, was driving at the time, and his young daughter was also in the car. Chance was returning from church, he said in the video.
“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," Chance said in the clip, which runs just under three minutes.
"I'm in Chicago. You know how they like to do motherf*****s out here," Chance said.
Later in the video, Chance says he has "big faith" in the "men and women that put on the uniform. But policing as a system is disproportionately racist and oppressive."
Police pulled the car over at around 1 p.m. on Sunday on the ramp from the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway onto the Stevenson Expressway, according to the Sun-Times. Corley was pulled over for a moving violation and given a warning, the paper reports.
The original stream has since been taken down from Instagram, but several mirrors have popped up on YouTube. You can watch one above.