VIDEO RELEASE: Chance the Rapper Raps with NABJ President Dorothy Tucker About George Floyd, Racial Injustice and COVID-19
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Rapper and activist Chance the Rapper said George Floyd’s murder left him feeling “a little bit powerless” as a Black man.
Speaking one-on-one with Dorothy Tucker, President of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and an investigative reporter for CBS2 in Chicago, Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, shared his thoughts on how the convergence of police brutality, the current racial climate and the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting African Americans.
“Police brutality isn’t only materialized in murder,” said Chance, who admits to having “crazy experiences” with police including incidents that happened in front of his house.
He also talks about growing up in Chicago and how having positive influences from his father and a good education have not shielded him from certain experiences.
The 27-year-old entertainer, husband and father also discussed what inspires his music and what he sees as positives coming from the pandemic.
View playback of President Tucker’s interview with Chance the Rapper below.