After Praise From Trump, Chance The Rapper Apologizes For Supporting Yeezy Tweets
According to Chance The Rapper, he supported Kanye West’s tweet-storm because he wanted to help his friend.
Kanye West’s tweet-storm certainly ruffle some feathers, disappointed others, and possibly even inspired Jordan Peele to start on Get Out 2. The fallout was major and anyone caught in the eye of the storm could have been a casualty. While everyone had an opinion on the matter (and certainly had no problem expressing it) — Chance The Rapper stepped up to defend his fellow Chicagoan by taking to Twitter to try to explain the situation.
He first tried to say that the Kanye we were seeing on Twitter was the same one from a telethon the two worked together on. He then made a second tweet which was the cause of people looking at Chano sideways, when he tweeted, “Black people don’t have to be Democrats.” Immediately, people began admonishing the Grammy Award-winning artist for giving a pass to Kanye’s behavior without addressing the reasons behind it.
Making matters even worse, President Trump shouted out Chance in a tweet, making it seem as though they were in agreement.
The Chance backlash has resulted in the rapper-and-actor issuing an apology for his statement, and further explained the context of why he said what he said. Admitting that he only defended Kanye because they’re “family,” Chance emphasized that he didn’t want to be used as a tool. “I didn’t speak up because I agree with Kanye had to say or ‘cause I fuck with Trump,” said Chance. “I did it because I wanted to help my friend and ‘cause I felt like I was being used to attack him.”
He conceded that it was the wrong time to bring it up, but he also admits that his defense of Kanye shouldn’t have been done online. He hopes that his apology will reflect through his future actions.
You can read the entire note from Chance The Rapper below.
My fault yo pic.twitter.com/TIWhG8o1ST
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 27, 2018