Chance The Rapper Explains Why He Won’t Run For Office
Sorry guys, Chance The Rapper will not be running for mayor.
Chance The Rapper continues to give back to his hometown, whether it be raising $2 million for Chicago Public Schools or holding coat drives for the homeless.
Unfortunately, for all of us rooting for Chano, he has no interest in pursuing a career in government like his father.
In his cover story for Ebony’s June issue, Chance stated, “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.”
He added, “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.”
Die hard Chance The Rapper fans have even started a petition to get the “Same Drugs” rapper into office. On chano4mayor.com, supporters explain why they want him to run, “We need a new mayor. Rahm Emanuel has been in office since 2011. In that time we’ve seen the closure of 50 public schools, the largest in history.”
“The city shut down 6 of its 12 mental health clinics. The Department of Justice found a pattern of civil rights violations by the Chicago Police Department, including but not limited to the murder of Laquan McDonald. It’s time for change.”
Read the full interview here.