Following Chance The Rapper’s implicit support of Kanye West after the Yeezy creator said he and the president share the same “dragon energy,” Chance has officially apologized for the remark that got him into trouble.
The world began breathing down Kanye’s neck after he tweeted a picture of himself wearing a red Make America Great Again hat, and the media and influential members of popular culture slammed him in response.
Chance took to the platform to say, “black people don’t have to be Democrats,” and then said sorry one day after. In a long Twitter post, Chance explained why he said what he did.
My fault yo pic.twitter.com/TIWhG8o1ST
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 27, 2018
Chance referred to Kanye as his family and said he chose to defend him because it felt as though the media and others were using his name to attack West.
Moreover, Chance said the opposition is using his words in defense of Kanye as a way to discredit other people in the movement. “I can’t sit by and let that happen either,” the rapper explained.
Chance said his comment was a reflection of his knowledge that Democrats have historically done nothing to help his neighborhood in Chicago.
However, it came at a very wrong time. Chance asked his fans and other readers to talk honestly about what’s going on in our country. It’s necessary for us to challenge those in authoritative positions.
As you may know, Chance The Rapper has frequently sparred with Trump on Twitter, in one-sided feuds anyway, the president rarely responds. Chance has repeatedly slammed the president for his supposed divisive policies and racism, discrimination, and hatred against other people.