Lil Bibby provides a nuanced account on the subject of police brutality.
Though Lil Bibby's music takes listeners on a gripping ride through the Chicago streets, it also paints an uneasy picture of what life is like as a young black male in his neighborhood. In a new interview with DJ Smallz, via VladTv, Bibby provides a nuanced account of his firsthand experiences with police brutality.
Bibby remembers a time when him and his No Limit crew were hanging out in the street, doing nothing except for perhaps being overly rambunctious in the presence of an officer. Bibby said this particular officer told his friends that he couldn't wait for the opportunity to kill one of them and that, in the aftermath, he would tell the judge he did so in self-defense.
Surprisingly, he then empathizes with police, as he touches on their dirt-poor salaries and how it makes sense that they would feel anger upon seeing Bibby and his friends carrying around stacks of cash. He ends the interview by explaining how he's learned to speak respectfully to police, and thus, they tend to cut him more slack than some of his homies. "I think you gotta show 'em a little bit of respect, man. They got these shitty jobs. They don't get to fuck any of the bad bitches," Bibby laughs.