Chance the Rapper has purchased the local news, food and culture website Chicagoist, announcing the news in his new song "I Might Need Security."
Hip-hop stars boasting idly about buying things in their songs is as old as the genre itself, but the rapper really did buy the Chicagoist according to a report in sister site the Gothamist. In the song, Chance raps: "I got a hit-list so long I don't know how to finish, I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist bitches out of business."
Chance's Social Media LLC purchased the site from WYNC, the public radio station that was part of the consortium that purchased the -ist network of sites following bankruptcy in February. As well as the Chicagoist and Gothamist, the network includes LAist and DCist.