Here's Why Chance the Rapper Won't Be Running for President

GULF SHORES, AL - MAY 21:  Chance The Rapper performs at the Surf Stage during 2017 Hangout Music Festival on May 21, 2017 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival)

Here's Why Chance the Rapper Won't Be Running for President

The MC says it's never going to happen.

Published May 27, 2017

Chance the Rapper is known for injecting political themes into his rhymes, but is there a possibility that he will take that genius and transfer it to an actual government position?

According to the MC, it's a strong "no."

In his Ebony cover story titled "Chance for President?," he answered the question that has been on everyone's minds as of late, pointing out that he wants no part in American politics' seedy nature.

"I would never run for any office or government position," he said. "I'm not into it. I think politics is a reason why a lot of stuff doesn't get done. There's a lot of favors, and a lot of people are held back by their intentions of being re-elected or the things that they owe their party or constituents."

He continued, highlighting that he appreciates the freedom of being able to use his voice at his own discretion and timing, as an artist.

"I think when you're in my position as an artist, I can say what I want and talk about the issues that matter," he said.

While Chance isn't willing to take on the massive role, a few other majorly popular public figures see things a bit differently. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kanye West and Mark Cuban have all thrown their names in the hat for the 2020 presidency.

Get the latest on Chance the Rapper in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival)


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