After Kanye West expressed his thoughts and opinions on President Donald Trump, West was unfollowed on Twitter by many disappointed fans as well as other artists. One artist, however, had West’s back on Twitter after all the fiasco. Chance the Rapper, who happens to be his mentee, defended West by tweeting that he was still the same old Ye. Although he tweeted back with that response, another tweet he made came to his fans attention.
After this tweet, critics along with fans went wild on Twitter. According to an article on Billboard, Chance responded by saying, "Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about my city and my loved ones," said Chance. "Kanye West is just a mentor or big brother to me. He’s my family. No matter how much I may disagree with him, it’s hard to watch people talk about someone I love– even if they were justified in doing so. I didn’t speak up because I agreed with what Kanye had to say or cause I fuck with Trump, I did it because I wanted to help my friend and cause I felt like I was being used to attack him."
In the Billboard article, Chance continued with his statement by saying: "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." Afterward, Chance candidly targeted President Trump and which he took a spear at him for making 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 for the disenfranchised among us."
The rapper’s recent tweet which stated not all black people needed to be democrats arrived for a different reason as well. "My statement about black folk not having to be Democrats (though true) was a deflection from the real conversation and stemmed from a personal issue with the fact that Chicago has had generations of democratic officials with no investment or regard for black schools, neighborhoods, or black lives," said Chance according to Billboard. In addition, the President and his son Donald Trump Jr.tweeted presumed Chance the Rapper was on the same page as they are regarding their conservative beliefs. Therefore, Trump tweeted:
As a result, Chance the Rapper’s final message stated, "We have to talk honestly about what is happening and has been happening in this country and we have to challenge those who are responsible, as well as those who are giving them a pass. If that happens to include someone I love, someone who is my brother-in-Christ and someone who I believe does really want to do what is right, it’s not my job to defend or protect him. It’s my job to pick up the phone and talk to him about it."
For a deeper look into Chance the Rapper’s statement, click on the Twitter image below:
My fault yo pic.twitter.com/TIWhG8o1ST
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 27, 2018
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