Sleep on Chance The Rapper if you want to, he's hip hop's future. His idol Kanye West has even said this, himself. In an interview with GQ, Chance spoke about West's influence on him and why he doesn't agree with him all the time.
Chance discussed West never biting his tongue. Apparently, the "Fade" rapper's mouth is even worse in private, which is hard to believe when you think of the insane things he says in public. During his sit-down with the publication, Chance said that even though he respects West as an artist, he can't rock with some of the opinions he has.
"I don't think I ever wanted to be like Kanye in personality, though," Chance told GQ. "I think I definitely want to, have always wanted to, have his boldness or assurance in myself. But I've definitely seen Kanye do things where I was like, 'I'd never do that.' I've always been able to defend Kanye. When everybody's like, 'Kanye's a nut, Kanye's a nut,' I'm one of those guys saying, 'No, he's saying some real s**t.'"
The young rapper added: "Being around Kanye, Kanye says crazier s**t in private than he does in public, which is hard to believe because he says the craziest things in public. He does have a filter. He's not a liar or somebody that is going to sugarcoat things when he does speak. But Kanye's said some crazy s**t to me where I respond, 'No, I don't feel you at all.'"
Chance also addressed why he isn't afraid of President-elect Donald Trump's presidency. "'Make America Great Again,' that’s not a real thing because s**t ain’t really switched up for them. It’s not really going that bad for you. If you feel like you’re the under-represented, under-appreciated side of Middle America that is white—quote me—you need to, uh, toughen up, n**ga! Somebody gotta punch you in the chest, because s**t is sweet for you."
He continued: "I would say to everybody, you know, the world is coming together. Every day people are becoming more and more, I’m not using this word in terms of emotion, but sensitive to real issues and aware. People are raising their kids to be more and more knowledgeable and understanding. I would say the main reason not to be afraid is that I’m making music for your kids now. I’m coming so clean-cut with the message of hope and understanding, and the Word, that it’s like: What could you be fearful of?"
Read the entire interview here.
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