Chance The Rapper Pens Heartfelt Apology After Backlash From Kanye West Support

Chance The Rapper Pens Heartfelt Apology After Backlash From Kanye West Support

And especially after he received this message from Donald Trump...

Published April 27, 2018

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):

  1. He began by removing himself from any idea of Trump advocating entirely
  2. Which was brought on by Trump's clear misjudgment of Chance's message
  3. Chance then sent a sincere apology to everyone, admitting that he entered the conversation from the wrong angle and reiterated his anti-Trump stance...
  4. Most fans accepted his sincerity with open arms
  5. Others, however, weren't so sold...

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photos from left: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Prince Williams/WireImage)


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