Chris Rock Stopped by Police 3 Times So Far This Year — and He Has the Selfies to Prove It
Earlier this week, comedian Chris Rock was pulled over by police for the third time in less than two months. And just as he had done the previous two times, he snapped a quick selfie and posted it to Twitter while he waited for the cop to approach his window.
Here he is Monday night with the blue light visible behind him:
Stopped by the cops again wish me luck. pic.twitter.com/6t0wlgwkrJ
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) March 31, 2015
And here are the two other instances from February:
I'm not even driving stop by the cops again http://t.co/yTPPPjcKEO
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) February 28, 2015
Just got pulled over by the cops wish me luck http://t.co/pey2XAp6uu
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) February 13, 2015
The tradition goes back at least as far as last April:
Stop by the cops wish me luck http://t.co/GKE2oKnAYR
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 18, 2014
Rock has not elaborated on what, if anything, prompted the stops — aside from “driving while black” — and presumably they did not escalate any further, especially if the cops recognized who they had just pulled over. But by chronicling his experience, Rock has demonstrated that even the most famous and successful black men in America are more likely get pulled to the side of the road than your average white guy.
As you can see in the trailer for season two of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which aired back in 2013, Jerry Seinfeld was pulled over by the police with Rock in the backseat.
“It would be such a better episode if he pulls me to the side and beats the shit out of me,” Rock joked to Seinfeld at the time. “If you weren’t here, I’d be scared. Yeah, I’m famous — still black.”
Watch video below, via Crackle:
[Photo via screengrab]
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