Chance the Rapper on Running for Mayor: ‘I’m Not Into It’
Chance The Rapper isn't interested in politics. Some have been clamoring for the Chicago native to run for mayor, but he tells EBONY thanks, but no thanks.
“I would never run for any office or government position,” Chano explains in the June cover story for EBONY. “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.”
Chance's father was President Barack Obama's Deputy Assistant and he worked in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.
Chance recently teamed with Jamila Woods to reach out to Chicago high school students to help them shoot their next video. Chance put the word out on his Twitter account that he’s looking for creative students to submit video treatments for “LSD,” a fantastic song from Woods’ stellar album, HEAVN, which also features Chance.