Earlier this week, Chance the Rapper found himself in a heap of trouble after attempting to defend Kanye West's actions on Twitter. After being lambasted by fans and critics on social media for his "poorly timed comments," Chano took time on Friday morning to apologize on Twitter.
"Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about my city and my loved ones," began Chance. "Kanye West in just a mentor or big brother to me. He's my family. No matter how much I may disagree with him, it's hard to watch people talk about someone I love-- even if they were justified in doing so. I didn't speak up because I agreed with what Kanye had to say or cause I fuck with Trump, I did it because I wanted to help my friend and cause I felt like I was being used to attack him."
He continued by saying: "Unfortunately, my attempt to support Kanye is being used to discredit my brothers and sisters in the movement and I can't sit by and let that happen either." Then, Chance unabashedly took aim at President Trump and skewered him for making a career "out of hatred, racism, and discrmination." "I'd never support someone who'd talk about Chicago as if it's hell on earth and then take steps to make life harder for the disenfranchised among us."