Chance the Rapper Covers June 2017 Edition of EBONY, Talks God and Politics

EBONY caught up with Grammy Award-winning superstar Chance the Rapper to see if he’d actually be down to becoming POTUS one day

At just 24, Chance the Rapper is wise beyond his years. The Chi-Town MC knows the secret to success, and it isn’t limited to simply being “blessed.”

See, Chancellor Bennett has a keen sense of self-awareness that most people his age—hell, the world does not possess. The Coloring Book musician doesn’t believe in forcing things. So when he ventured off to Hollywood in an effort to further his career, it was his intuition that served as his compass.

“There are a lot of spaces where you feel like God isn’t around,” Chance states of his brief time in L.A during an interview for EBONY with contributor Adrienne Samuels Gibbs. “I got some vibes. You have to listen and be aware of your discernment, and if somebody tells you to leave? Then get the **** out of there. You’ll feel it … . You just have to listen to God.”

Judging by Chance the Rapper’s exponential success, anyone can see that discernment is his best kept secret. Achieve global fame and celebrity success? Check. Win three Grammys as an independent artist with absolutely no help whatsoever from record labels? Double check. Raise $2 million—excuse me, $2.2 million—for Chicago Public Schools after a very disappointing meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner? Double check. Well …you get the point.

“The crisis is real,” says Westcott Elementary principal Monique Dockery, who heads the South Side school where Chance showed up to make his big donations. “The financial piece is huge, but then also it has shifted some people’s outlook on what students could actually do and be in using their own creative talents to move forward.”

This is Chance’s year. In fact, so much that people are actually calling for the “No Problems” rapper to run for public office.

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SOURCE: Ebony – Shantell E. Jamison

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