Chance The Rapper Says He Trusts Kanye West More Than Joe Biden

This week, Chance the Rapper tweeted in support of Kanye West and his efforts to run for president and said that he trusts West more than he trusts Joe Biden. His comments sparked controversy among many of his followers who are stuck on seeing the world in terms of Democrats and Republicans.

After the initial backlash, Chance asked his followers, “Are u more pro biden or anti ye and why?”

The conversation quickly went viral and gathered over 12,000 replies, and Chance The Rapper was soon trending on twitter.

“I understand. Yall trust Biden more than yall trust Ye. I think I understand why, I just don’t feel the same way,” he posted in one response.

Later he commented about the issues that he cares about like prison abolition, homelessness, and other problems that both Democrats and Republicans continually fail to fix.

On July 4, Kanye announced that he would be running for president, and also announced that his running mate will be a Wyoming preacher named Michelle Tidball. He has also said that he would run as an independent under the “Birthday Party”, “because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday”.

This was not the first time he announced his intentions to run for president. In September 2015, Kanye announced that he intended to run for President of the United States in 2020. This was the first time he made public mention of his desire for the presidency He later said that he intended to run for President in 2024 due to Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 elections.

Despite the controversy surrounding Kanye’s prior support for Trump, he is still an advocate for many issues that are important to Black voters.

Chance The Rapper comes from a political family that was very involved in the Democratic party. His father, Ken Bennett, worked for Barack Obama as a presidential appointee and as an aide. Ken Bennett also worked on Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, and has worked as an aide to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and as 2019 Chicago mayoral campaign co-chair for Toni Preckwinkle.

Despite his family’s ties to the Democratic Party, Chance has called himself an independent voter, although he has a history of supporting Democrats. He volunteered with Barack Obama’s reelection campaign by phone banking in Hyde Park, Chicago, and has given speeches at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

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In November of 2014, Mayor Emanuel named Chance as Chicago’s Outstanding Youth of the Year for his activism.

In December 2015, Chance joined with Detroit-based nonprofit group Empowerment Plan to start an initiative called Warmest Winter 2016. The initiative raised money to give 1,000 specially manufactured coats, which doubled as sleeping bags and shoulder bags, and were manufactured by homeless citizens of Detroit, to homeless citizens of Chicago. In June 2016, he hosted the Teens in the Park event, a free youth festival on Chicago’s Northerly Island that drew an attendance of 3,300.

Chance co-created a new nonprofit called SocialWorks in September 2016, an extension of his Open Mike program which aimed to create youth programs for residents of Chicago. Kanye West is also from Chicago.

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