Chicago emcee Chance the Rapper stepped into murky territory when he jumped to Kanye West’s defense on Thursday (April 26) in the midst of the GOOD Music founder’s inflammatory, pro-Donald Trump tweet spree.
The 25-year-old, who has long used his platform to for socio-political reform and progression in his Chi-town breeding grounds, mistakenly entered the conversation surrounding ‘Ye with a left-field statement: “Black people don’t have to be democrats.” This came after he revealed that he’d spoken to ‘Ye as well, boasting that his fellow Chicago native wasn’t “affected by folk” bringing his mental and physical health into question amid the shenanigans and was still the same ol’ Kanye fans came to love on the 2015 VMAs stage.
Obviously, his sentiments didn’t go over well with the already-provoked internet, and fans stormed through his Twitter mentions with a correction for the “No Problem” rapper. Thankfully, Chance has seen the error of his ways, and penned a thoughtful and earnest apology to all those he disappointed.
And, boy, did he have a few things to clear up with some folks (*ahem*, Trump):
My name Bennett and I aint in it— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 27, 2018
Kanye West has performed a great service to the Black Community - Big things are happening and eyes are being opened for the first time in Decades - Legacy Stuff! Thank you also to Chance and Dr. Darrell Scott, they really get it (lowest Black & Hispanic unemployment in history).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018
Nah that aint it yo https://t.co/hqA1NYGxE2— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 27, 2018
My fault yo pic.twitter.com/TIWhG8o1ST— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 27, 2018
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/KWUxc7wy40— MoveOn (@MoveOn) April 27, 2018
Thank you brother!!! That’s how you explain yourself.. in full thoughts.. I feel you.. and understand.. but like you we need all need to have real conversations on how we (as Americans) can get out this mess, start making government work for all of us.. not just some of us. pic.twitter.com/54QB0JelmZ— DJ Baker (@justDooDirty) April 27, 2018
Back tracking on your comments like.....😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8IjzGZuwDv— Kim Ward (@KimmymayPTID) April 27, 2018
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