Chance the Rapper livestreams police stop

Better safe than sorry.

Chance the Rapper livestreamed a traffic stop on Instagram on Sunday, telling fans he feared it may escalate into a violent encounter with the responding officers.

"Just want y'all to be here in case it gets out of hand," the Chicago rapper said 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."

The 24-year-old went on to explain that the system of policing in the United States is designed to target minorities. The musician, born Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, noted that he had no weapons and no drugs in the vehicle.

"But policing as a system is disproportionately racist and oppressive," he said. "I ain't got no (gun) in the car, no drugs in the car. Nothing going on, just came back from church."

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Kirsten Corley, the mother of the "All We Got" rapper's only child, was driving the vehicle at the time. Illinois State Police told the Chicago Sun-Times the pair was pulled over for a moving violation at about 1 p.m.

Corley was let off with a warning.

It's unclear if their daughter, Kensli Bennett, was in the car, though it did not appear that way in the video.

Bennett has been outspoken in his opposition to the system of policing in the U.S. and police brutality, which has claimed the lives of over 1,000 people, according to The Guardian.

He's been especially vocal about the issue as it pertains to his city, addressing it candidly in the August issue of Billboard magazine.

 

 

Discussing his father's role as deputy chief of staff to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Bennett suggested it might be helpful to focus on the relationships between police officers and the people they're meant to protect.

"My dad is getting the call every morning, updates on how many kids got shot the day before. In a time of crisis he tried to be strategic, and he should have been more compassionate," he said. "There's a larger conversation we need to have about the role of police officers, their relationship to the people as enemy or executioner, when they're not supposed to be either."

"I think the only thing that's really going to make a change in terms of how we feel as citizens in terms of safety and our relationship with the police, is if we start seeing more federal indictments, arrests, and convictions of police officers."

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