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Chance Stopped By Police, So He Records It Live On Instagram

By Kelly Bauer | October 8, 2017 2:39pm | Updated on October 9, 2017 8:51am
 Chance the Rapper live-streamed a stop in a car Sunday by Chicago Police.
Chance the Rapper live-streamed a stop in a car Sunday by Chicago Police.
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CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper streamed a police stop on Sunday, telling viewers he was doing it in case the stop went "sideways."

The video, which was streamed on Instagram, shows Chance and his daughter's mother, Kirsten Corley, in a car with a police car behind them. The rapper is quiet while looking at the phone screen for several minutes.

Corley asks Chance if he's live-streaming the stop.

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"Hell, yeah, I'm not gonna be playing around with these [indecipherable]," Chance says.

Later, Chance explains that an officer pulled him and Corley over while they were driving home from church. He wanted to stream the incident "in case it gets out of hand," he says.

At another point, he says viewers can "help me out if it goes sideways," and notes he has his baby in the car.

"It should be good, though," Chance says. "I have great faith in humanity, in the men and women that put on the badge.

"But, you know, can't be too careful. I'm in Chicago. You know how they like to do mother f---ers out here. ... Policing is a system. It's disproportionately racist and oppressive."

An officer appears to give Corley a warning, and Chance and Corley thank the officer.

"See? I knew he was a good dude," Chance says. "I don't have any problem with the men and women that are brave enough to put on the badge." But, he adds, "As a system, policing is racist and oppressive."

The rapper, a Chatham native, has been critical of police brutality, especially since the shooting death of black teen Laquan McDonald by a Chicago Police officer.

More recently, he asked people to read posts with the hashtag #NoCopAcademy. The hashtag has been used by activists calling on the city's leaders to stop their plans for a $95 million police and fire training academy and instead use the money on Chicago Public Schools.