In the current climate of our society, when you're a minority sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle and then, all of a sudden, police sirens blare, there are not enough words to describe the state of shock and fear that develops as a result. These sentiments were shared by Chance the Rapper, who took to Instagram on Sunday (October 8) to livestream a traffic stop in Chicago, just in case things got "out of hand."
"Just want y'all to be here in case it gets out of hand," Chance told fans in the video that was instantly streamed. "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 was seated in the passenger seat in the video, while longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley was at the driver's seat. The couple's daughter was also in the car at the time of the stop.
"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."
Nothing got out of hand, as Illinois State Police would later confirm to the Chicago Sun-Times that the couple were pulled over for a moving violation. Corley was issued a warning.