Lil Bibby Says Police Deserve More Respect

Lil Bibby Says Police Deserve More Respect

Chicago rapper believes the right wording can get cops to "cut you some slack."

Published October 6, 2015

Lil Bibby has an anecdote for improving police relations: it's all in the wording. The teen says it won't hurt to show more respect, though he doesn't have a sure formula to ending some of the friction between cops and civilians.    

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Bibby broke it down to VLAD TV when asked if body cams will put a dent in cases of excessive force. The recent high school graduate knows a little about run-ins with the law. He claims a cop threatened him. ”I’m just gon' tell the judge I was in fear for my life. I can't wait to kill one of y'all,” the cop said, according to Bibby. 

In spite of what could've been a deadly encounter, Bibby is empathetic to cops because, he says, they don't make enough money. “The police, they get me some slack, because I know how to talk,” he said. “The police, they mess with us for no reason but my homies, they be disrespectful.

“I think if you know how to speak to an officer, they’ll cut you a little slack or at least they’ll respect you a little bit more,” continued Bibby. “The officers, they be broke as f---k, man, they ain’t really get paid no money. We walking around with big-a-- knots in our pockets, officers be pissed off about that. They get paid close to minimum wage and they gotta drive around in a hot-a-- car…they got these s---y jobs, they don’t get to f---k none of the bad b----es, man. They be hating, man, so just show them a little respect.” 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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