Chance the Rapper On Running For President: ““I Think When You’re In My Position As An Artist, I Can…”
Currently one of the biggest acts in the world and most recognizable humanitarian of Chicago, many have foreseen Chance the Rapper as the leader of the free world in the future. During a recent interview, Chance took the opportunity to answer if he will compete with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the running for United States President in the next 4 to 8 years.
In 2017 alone, Chance the Rapper has met with the Governor of Illinois to speak on the Chicago Public School System, donated one-million dollars to the CPS, and even encouraged fellow recognizable Chicago franchises like the Chicago Bulls to equal his one-million dollar donation with a matching one-million of their own.
Speaking with Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Chance opens up about whether he’d consider running for president one day. But according to Chance, he doesn’t have a plan to be involved with American politics. Check out the full story over at Medium. Chance states:
“I would never run for any office or government position. 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. I think when you’re in my position as an artist, I can say what I want and talk about the issues that matter.”
Chance the Rapper is on the current issue of Ebony magazine’s Black Music Issue. Checkout the cover above and check your local listings for Chance’s highly-successful Spring Celebration Tour coming through a city near you this Summer. The tour is in support of Chance’s grammy award-winning project, ‘The Coloring Book’, available now on all major streaming services.