Written by Dragan Stefanov
Chance The Rapper has officially expressed his support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
One may think that this should not come as a surprise, given Republican candidate Donald Trump’s opinions on minority groups. However, Chance’s choice does not lie as much with politics as it does with Clinton being a Chicago native, like him:
“Not to sound selfish, but she’s from Chicago, so I would hope that she’d be engaged in our city’s current troubles and needs” he said.
Chancellor Bennett, the rapper’s real name, applauded the Democratic candidate’s character, arguing that she has a frankness that has been ignored by the media:
“She has a certain sincerity that’s hidden by the media. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s a woman or because Donald Trump just has a stronghold on the media at this time, but she’s unfairly treated. I can’t really speak on her policies but I feel a certain connection to Hillary Clinton that’s just not there with Donald Trump.”
Chance is one of the many rappers who have expressed their support, including Ty Dolla $ign and YG.
Hillary Clinton thanked Chance on Twitter.
Check out Chance’s performance on Jimmy Fallon below.