(AllHipHop News) With his participation in voter registration campaigns, support of public education, and close ties to Barack Obama, observers of Chance The Rapper have wondered if the Chicago rhymer would ever decide to run for office.
That discussion came up during Chance’s cover story for Ebony magazine.
The publication even ran a headline that reads, “Chance the Rapper for President.”
However, politics does not seem to be a future career choice for the Coloring Book creator.
“I would never run for any office or government position,” said Chance. “I’m not into it. I think politics is a reason why a lot of stuff doesn’t get done.”
He continued, “There’s a lot of favors, and a lot of people are held back by their intentions of being re-elected or the things that they owe their party or constituents. I think when you’re in my position as an artist, I can say what I want and talk about the issues that matter.”
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