Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper, took to Twitter Monday morning in apparent defense of fellow rapper Kanye West, who announced last week he planned to run for president in the 2020 election.
He started things off with:
“And yall out here tryna convince me to vote for Biden. Smfh”
Chance ask his 8.3 million followers on Twitter “Are u more pro biden or anti ye and why?”
“I get that you’ll want to reply that you’re just tryna ‘get trump out’ but in this hypothetical scenario where you’re replacing Trump, can someone explain why Joe Biden would be better??”
Then he seemingly tried to give Kanye props for his “platform.”
“Reparations. Prison Abolition. Universal Basic Housing. Education Reform. Universal Basic Income. There’s more but ion work for folks so ill let him do his job. Just saying we been doing this thing the same way for a long time. Can a blck man get a chance”
That comment set Twitter off!
After much back and fourth with his astonished followers, Chance posted:
“Ok this is me slowly trying to get down from this hill without falling and dying: Whoever you vote for I hope they abolish the prison system as we know it, honor black reparations and all treaties with Indigenous folk and lastly end homelessness. Whomever that may be God bless em”
“Ok sprinting down the hill now: I understand the improbability of Ye winning the 46th Presidential seat and I understand that everyone voting for Biden isn’t necessarily doing so enthusiastically. I am for black liberation and do not accept my recent endorsement from Terry Crews”