Chance The Rapper Issues Apology After Defending Kanye West’s Support of Donald Trump
It looks like Chance The Rapper is putting his foot in his mouth after some controversial tweets put him in the hot seat this week. After defending Kanye West's tweets that supported President Donald Trump, the Chicago rapper issued an apology for his sentiments today (April 27).
After Trump praised Chance for appearing to understand and promote his arguably toxic narrative about the black community, the Coloring Book entertainer made sure to clarify his defensive tweets. Chance starts off by speaking on his close relationship with Yeezy, stating that he became passionate when he saw the tweets attacking the super producer's views.
"Kanye West is not just a mentor or a big homie to me. He's my family," he writes in a note. "No matter how much I may disagree with him, it's hard for me to watch people talk about someone I love—even if they were justified in doing so."
Chance then dove into the outrage against his "black people don't have to be democrats" tweet, where he clarified that he does not support Trump and believes he does not promote the betterment of Chicago in a positive way.
"Unfortunately, my attempt to support Kanye is being used to discredit my brothers and sisters in the movement and I can't sit by and let that happen either," he continues. "I'd never support anyone who has made a career out of hatred, racism and discrimination. I'd never support someone who'd talk about Chicago as if it's hell on earth and then take steps to make life harder here for the most disenfranchised among us."
Earlier today, Trump commended Kanye for his consistent tweets in support of him and wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat in multiple photos. He also name-dropped Chance in the tweet, claiming that the rapper and Dr. Darrell Scott "really get it" when it comes to his views of the minority community.
"Kanye West has performed a great service to the Black Community," Trump tweets. "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)."
Just before his apology statement, Chance quickly replied to the tweet with disagreement.
"Nah that ain't it yo," he writes while quoting Trump's original tweet.
Check out Chance's full statement in the tweet below.
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