Chance the Rapper Addresses Claims That He Fell Off
Chance the Rapper is opting to live his life instead of feeding into baseless claims about himself that he sees online.
During a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club on Tuesday ( Aug 2.), the “Acid Rap” emcee spoke about ignoring social media critics after Charlamagne Tha God asked the 29-year-old: “How hard is it to not feed into criticism you may see of yourself online? Because there is a lot of chatter online that they like to say Chance the Rapper fell off, that’s their language.”
“Man. I don’t know,” the “No Problem” emcee began around the 41-minute mark above. “To me, it’s like, I could do one of two things: I could either agree with it, or I could live my life. If I agree with it, then that means the Breakfast Club fell off, ’cause y’all don’t have people that fell off sitting in your chair, I don’t think, usually. And so I feel like I gotta stay on my path.”
Chance also recalled people telling him that he was done just as soon as he began making music, sharing that the negative narrative isn’t something. “N-ggas was saying I fell off when I was in high school,” the Chicago native continued. “I made four mixtapes! N-ggas was telling me in high school, ‘Your last tape was better.’ I’m like, ’N***a, I’m 15!’ … I can joke about it, but it is tough, but it’s like, I don’t know, what can I say? Tell people that my feelings are hurt?”
The “Smoke Break” rapper shared that for now, he’ll stick to his own lane, telling his naysayer they’ve “never been on” and that “If I fell off, at least I was on.”
Check out the full interview below.