Chance the Rapper isn’t afraid to let his 7 million-plus fans on Instagram know that he loves Jesus. In a short homemade music video posted Thursday, the Grammy-winning rapper boldly proclaimed that he’s “a Christian rapper.”
“Watch how I move, different chapters, decisions, missions, visit pastors … Everybody finally can say it out loud: Your favorite rapper’s a Christian rapper. And I got faith and my faith in my soul,” he rapped while accompanied by a ukulele.
Ever since Chance exploded onto the conscious rap scene a few years ago, the artist, whose real name is Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, has become almost as known for his community activism as his soulful singing voice. The rapper and producer has launched several projects to empower youths and aid the poor in his hometown of Chicago.
When Chance isn’t performing or recording, he works with the Kids of the Kingdom (KOK), a youth initiative through Social Works, the charity he founded. Kids of the Kingdom is a Christian summer program that organizes field trips, special events, and worship for school-age Chicago children.
But Chance will be the first to admit that he hasn’t always remained close to his Christian roots. In recent years, however, the rapper has used his fame and fortune to glorify God, declaring his faith publicly on multiple occasions in front of millions of fans.
“Glory Be to God,” Chance proclaimed last year after winning his first three Grammy awards. “I claim this victory in honor of the Lord. I want to Thank God for my mother and father who supported me since I was young.”
“I know for a fact we’re not pushed or promoted to speak about God with fervor,” he said in a 2017 interview on the Beats 1 radio program. “I think the new generation and the forward is all about freedom and all about the ability to do what we want. We’re not free unless we can talk about God.”
(H/T: CBN News)