By Aicha Marie
New father Chance the Rapper is afraid to raise his child under the circumstances of his city. With the release of his latest mixtape Coloring Book, he has been expressing his concerns.
On March 6th, Chance held a press conference at Westcott Elementary School in Chicago to report that he will be giving $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.
“Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positions” he stated.
He later uncovered that he and another fellow Chicago rapper, Common, will discuss further funding into schools within the city.
The idea sparked a week ago after a meeting with the Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner. The two examined state funded education and other important issues affecting the city of Chicago and Illinois in general. Soon after the meeting, Chance communicated his disappointment, saying “It went a little different than it should have.”
The dissatisfaction was clear to many of us who have seen videos of the Chicago rapper online being bombarded with questions by the paparazzi and public. He also expressed that he was given ambiguous answers when talking with the Gov. Rauner. At the press conference, he repeated that Rauner gave him unclear answers, and yelled, “Gov. Rauner, do your job!”
Chance has refreshed his site that now includes a link to support Chicago Public schools.