T-Boz has shared a cautionary message to her followers after her daughter, 22-year-old Chase Rolison, seemingly became a target of potential human traffickers. In a video posted on her social media, T-Boz relayed an incident involving her daughter, who discovered an odd item attached to her car’s windshield wiper upon exiting a doctor’s appointment.
The singer, whose real name is Tionne Watkins, said, “Y’all always hear about sex trafficking and stuff like that, so my daughter was just leaving the doctor’s office, and when she came to the car she had a weird thing on her windshield wiper. So, instead of touching it – because when you do, they’ll have some kind of drug substance on there that will make you drowsy and knock you out…..She looked at her surroundings, she hurried up, got in the car and drove off.”
Upon reaching a safe location, Chase used an external object to dislodge the suspicious item from her car. T-Boz then expressed her worries about the possibility of a tracking device being attached to her daughter’s vehicle.
She warned, “Now the concern is…I hear they put trackers on your car…Make sure y’all check for trackers so they won’t track you guys home or to the next location.”
The U.S. is witnessing an alarming surge in human trafficking cases. A study released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that in 2021, around 27.6 million individuals were coerced into sexual labor. Black women, in particular, bear an inequitable risk of abduction linked to human trafficking. A research report from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation highlights that Black women constitute 40 percent of the victims of sex trafficking.
Please be safe out there y’all.