Chance the Rapper livestreamed a traffic stop on Sunday to his nearly 7 million Instagram followers just in case things went “sideways.”
Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, is seen sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with his child’s mother, Kirsten Corley, behind the wheel. The video has since been uploaded across social media.
“Just want y’all to be here in case it gets out of hand,” Chance says to the camera. “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,” Chance says while eating food.
He says they’re being stopped in Chicago, mentioning to his followers that “you know how they do m—f—— out here.”
Corley was stopped about 1 pm on Sunday on the ramp from the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway to eastbound Stevenson Expressway. State Police said Corley was stopped for a moving violation; she was issued a warning. During the video, Chance
During the video, Chance reiterates his faith in the “men and women that put on the uniform," adding, "But policing as a system is disproportionately racist and oppressive. I ain’t got no [gun] in the car, no drugs in the car. Nothing going on, just came back from church.”
Corley receives a warning, at which point she and Chance thank the officer.
Chance, a Chatham native who attended Jones College Prep, has publicly criticized the Chicago Police Department in the past.
During performances on “Saturday Night Live” in December 2015 and February 2016, Chance name-dropped Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014.
“But people just please don’t forget about Jason Van Dyke,” Chance rapped during the latter performance alongside Kanye West. “You cannot mess with the light.”