1. Chance the Rapper is already having a great 2017 and we’re barely two weeks into January.
2. One thing that’s not on Chance’s list for 2017, however, is being fearful of the upcoming Trump administration. In his interview with the magazine, he explains why he thinks we shouldn’t be either.
“I would say to everybody, you know, the world is coming together,” he said. “Like there’s — every day people are becoming more and more, I’m not using this word in terms of emotion, but sensitive to real issues and— and aware. That’s really what I mean. People are raising their kids to be more and more knowledgeable and understanding. I would say the main reason not to be afraid is that I’m making music for your kids now. I’m coming so clean-cut with the message of hope and understanding, and the word, that it’s like: What could you be fearful of?”
3. Chance also had a few choice words for Trump supporters who want to “make America great again.”
“You gotta just understand, like, shit has been fucked-up, right? Like, ‘Make America Great Again,’ that’s not a real thing because shit ain’t really switched up for them,” Chance explained. “It’s not really going that bad for you. If you feel like you’re the under-represented, under-appreciated side of Middle America that is white — quote me — you need to, uh, toughen up, nigga! Somebody gotta punch you in the chest, because shit is sweet for you.”
4. It’s far from the first time the Chicago native has spoken out about politics. He held a voting registration drive and did a march to the polls during the 2016 election. He’s also been a vocal supporter of President Obama throughout his tenure, including this past weekend after attending his farewell party at the White House.
5. Read the full GQ article here.
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