Chance the Rapper Plays Suicidal Character in Mr. Happy

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper Plays Suicidal Character in Mr. Happy

Chicago rhymer tackles depression in Colin Tilley-directed short film.

Published March 21, 2015

Chance the Rapper takes on depression in the short film Mr. HappyColin Tilley, best known for his music videos, directs this winding story about Victor, a guy who’s so down in the dumps emotionally that he’s ready to end his life.

Between the dead-end job, broken heart and overly talkative co-worker, Victor’s looking for an escape, but he’s conflicted about actually going through with suicide. To make matters more confusing, he meets a girl who changes his perspective.


This one doesn’t end like a typical love story. Victor finds himself dodging death the second he decides he wants to live.

Chance, née Chancelor Bennett, does a convincing job playing the soft-spoken "Supply Guyz" employee. The Chicago rapper met Tilley on the set of Justin Bieber's “Confident” music video.  

“Chance is like one of the most down-to-earth people I've ever met,” said Tilley. “And right away I was like, 'This dude is really special.'” is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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