Chance The Rapper has been outspoken about his faith in recent years, and now he’s weighed in on the upcoming Presidential election in a series of tweets heaping praise on fellow rapper, Kanye West.
In a series of Tweets, Chance The Rapper (whose given name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett) expressed support for Kanye West’s announcement to run for president, while also throwing a jab at Joe Biden.
“Can someone explain why Joe Biden would be better?”
This was the charge to those who criticized Chance for those who would just like to see Trump out of office.
For merely making the suggestion that minorities didn’t have to vote for a democrat, there was severe push back. Many responses looked similar to this one below:
He responded to a user who called him out for making the assertion that black people don’t have to vote for one particular party. The user called anyone who is black that doesn’t vote for a democrat “dumb as rocks” for not doing so.
Chance also asked his followers some questions, including an informal poll of two campaign ideas: prison abolition and universal basic housing.
He then posted an actual poll about reparations:
At the time of publication, the poll was at 70% yes in favor of reparations. Chance responded with apparent dismay.
There are several other messages Chance put forth, including calling out people for being racist in his timeline — and he appeared to be referring to people who share his own skin color. You can follow the rest of his conversation by heading to his twitter feed (LANGUAGE WARNING).
Chance had praised Kanye West for his Gospel album, saying he’s “doing what we’re supposed to do” in reference to worshiping God.
He hasn’t shied away from sharing his faith, doing so on mainstream programs such as Ellen.
So, whatever his political opinions are, we can celebrate Chance for being so open about his faith.