Chance the Rapper Gets Pulled Over by Police… Live Streams Incident

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Paranoia or precaution?

Chance The Rapper live-streamed a recent stop by the Chicago Police on his Instagram. While he seemed to think that things wouldn’t get out of hand, he wanted the backup of knowing that his fans would see everything that happened if they did.

“Just want y’all to be here in case it gets out of hand,” Chance told his followers. “Should be good though. Should be straight.”

He added that he tends to trust people more generally and cops, specifically… but he can’t deny the wave of videos and reports of unarmed black men being wrongfully arrested, harassed, or even killed because police felt threatened by them.

“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,” he said.

Chance was in his hometown of Chicago which is still being rocked by incidents like the one between police and Laquan McDonald ― a case that the rapper he seemed to reference in his live-stream.

“You know I’m in Chicago,” he said. “You know how they do m—–f—— out here.”

Chance The Rapper at 2014 Governors Ball

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