From the very beginning of his career, Chance the Rapper has represented Chicago to the fullest and, throughout his meteoric rise, he's always kept his hometown in the forefront of his music and actions. In a new ESPN cover story, Chance and Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler sat down for an interview about what the city of Chicago means to them.
During the interview, Chance and Butler were asked about Donald Trump's recent tweet, in which the president threatened to "send in the Feds" over violence in Chicago. "I hope he’s coming in to do some type of federal overturn of our state and city budgets in terms of schooling and housing," Chance said in response. "I’m tired of niggas talkin’ about Chicago like it’s a Third World country. Like, that it’s not a place of booming business with a very successful downtown and all types of new development. It sounds like he was announcin’ he was going to war with Chicago. I don’t like to look at shit through that lens."
"If you keep throwin’ ’em in a category that they’re violent, no matter if they change or not, they’re still going to be in that category," Butler added.
Read Chance the Rapper and Jimmy Butler's interview here.