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.