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Chicago Bettie Jones, Chance The Rapper And Jeremih – Joy

Chance the Rapper advised fans to Google “Bettie Jones” in his song, “Joy.”  Jones was the 55-year-old Chicago woman who was accidentally shot and killed by a police officer on December 26, 2015.  The incident took place on a Saturday morning.  Jones’ upstairs neighbor, Antonio LeGrier, called the police for help because his son, Quintonio LeGrier, was upset and he had a bat.

When officers arrived at the West Garfield Park home, Antonio called Bettie to open the door for the police.  His son, Quintonio was swinging the bat.  When Bettie opened her front door, one of the police officers opened fire, killing Quintonio.  The 19-year-old became combative and was acting erratically.  Bettie Jones was caught in the crossfire.

Chicago Bettie Jones Chance The Rapper
Chicago Bettie Jones Chance The Rapper

The bullet hit Jones in her heart.  She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.  Chance the Rapper pays tribute to Bettie Jones in his song “Joy.”  The rapper teamed up with singer, Jeremih to create the track which is featured on the duo’s new mixtape, Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama.

Chance the Rapper and Jeremih are both from Chicago.  The surprise mixtape is amazing.  “Joy” is one of our favorite tracks, along with “I Shoulda Left You” and “Chi Town Christmas.” Do you like the mixtape? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Merry Christmas!

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More