Chance The Rapper On Chi-Raq<”i>’ "It's Exploitive And Proble”atic"

“That shit get ZERO love out here.”

December 04, 2015

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Chance the Rapper took to Twitter today to share his thoughts on Spike Lee's new movie, Chi-Raq, which takes place in the MC's hometown and focuses on the city's gang violence. "Let me be the one from Chicago to personally tell you we [are] not supporting this film out here," Chance wrote. "The people that made that shit didn't do so to 'Save Lives.' It's exploitative and problematic."


He also objected to the premise of the movie, which is borrowed from a Greek play. "The idea that women abstaining from sex would stop murders is offensive and a slap in the face to any mother who lost a child here." "You don't do any work with the children of Chicago," he continued. "You don't live here, you've never watched someone die here. Don't tell me to be calm."

See his Tweets below. A representative for Chance did not immediately return a request for comment. (The FADER has also reached out to Spike Lee.) Revisit the MC's FADER cover story.

Chance The Rapper On Chi-Raq<”i>’ "It's Exploitive And Proble”atic"