Photos of Chance the Rapper & Drake, courtesy Getty
Drake has weighed in on Chance the Rapper's recent endeavors in Chicago, saying he believes the latter would be a good mayor for the city.
As captured by TMZ, Drake was asked Tuesday night in Los Angeles if Chance would make a good mayor of Chicago, to which the Toronto emcee responded, "Yeah, I do."
Drizzy's feedback follows a string of high-profile contributions by Chance for his hometown and Chicago Public Schools, including a donation of $1 million, in addition to teaming up with the Chicago Bulls for another $1 million, as well as thousands more for 12 different schools. His efforts came in response to a disappointing meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss education.
Last week, Chance announced the launch of the New Chance Arts & Education Fund. And fans are now increasingly urging him to run for mayor, with a #Chano4Mayor website sprouting up over the weekend, asking that he challenge incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who will be up for re-election in 2019.
While Chance's profile until now has been mostly anchored in music, his mayoral link isn't completely random. In his song "Somewhere in Paradise," he raps, "They say I'm savin' my city, say I'm stayin' for good / They screamin' Chano for mayor, I'm thinkin' maybe I should."