Chance The Rapper talks ‘Black Lives Matter’

Black Livces Matter
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Though only 22 years old, Chicago-based emcee Chance The Rapper has continuously displayed a compassionate nature and wisdom far beyond his years.

Sitting down for an interview with New York’s Hot 97 radio station, the rapper took a moment to share his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and what he thinks would help to fix the broken relationship between people of color and police officers.

“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. I think #BlackLivesMatter is a huge campaign that is important and integral to our advancement as a people. … Where we can’t always be #BlackLivesMatter, we all still understand that Black lives matter. Whether you’re a Black man or a man of another race, you understand that Black lives matter …”

The Surf rapper also touched upon the even more controversial #AllLivesMatter mini-movement.

“Its a weird combative response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement. … It’s just weird that the name of a movement that’s important is #BlackLivesMatter in 2015, and we still have to tell people that, and when people attack that movement they have to be attacking the entire statement of Black Lives Matter.”

TJ Armour
TJ Armour

"I'm not a biter, I'm a writer for myself and others."

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