Chance the Rapper Opens up About Running for President in New Interview

“I think when you’re in my position as an artist, I can say what I want and talk about the issues that matter.”

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Since stepping out onto the hip-hop scene, Chance the Rapper has been very vocal about his beliefs and the rights of the community. Not only has Chance put out quality music over the years, he has managed to become a voice for his native Chicago and for inner city communities across the country. After donating $1 million USD of his own money to Chicago Public Schools and obtaining his first no. 1 single, Chance graces the cover of Ebony‘s June “Black Music Issue.”

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.”

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