On his way to headlining Governors Ball in New York on Friday (June 2), Chance the Rapper popped into the city’s Hot 97 radio station to talk about Kanye West, LeBron James, President Trump and much more.
In a 50-minute interview on Ebro in the Morning, Chance reveals that Kanye is currently working on his next album with Francis from Francis & the Lights, whom Chance introduced while they were working together on his own Coloring Book. Chance joined Francis onstage for “May I Have This Dance” during the band’s Friday afternoon Governors Ball set.
Later in the interview, Chance talked about working on West’s Life of Pablo album, saying he was in the studio for all the songs he has writing credits on. He said he supported Kanye’s controversial “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” lyric about a “bleached asshole,” and that he doesn’t care about Kanye’s political views or relationship with the president.
“The last time I saw Kanye West, my daughter was hanging out with his son,” Chance said. “I don’t care about his political affiliations; I wouldn’t bring up Donald Trump. The ‘bleached asshole’ I do care about, and I pushed for it.”
The Chicago rapper also elaborated on his bold statement on “The View” that LeBron is the Greatest Of All Time: “You’ve got be a certain type of basketball nostalgia fanatic to not fully respect LBJ,” Chance said, adding, “I feel like LeBron James is an amazing basketball player, but he’s also a community person.”
Chance opened up about his brother, Taylor Bennett, coming out as bisexual on Twitter, explaining that they were together with their family on vacation in Malibu at the time.
“We honestly didn’t talk about it until after he put it out on Twitter,” Chance said. “So that’s one of, I think, the coolest parts about the advancements of social media… We have the closest bond I have with anybody on this earth just because he’s my brother. We’re the same dude, we do all the same things.”
See the full interview here, in which Chance also talks Chicago politics and Obama being his mentor: