*Chicago native Chance the Rapper is not here for folks disrespecting his hometown, and the Grammy-winning emcee is not afraid to speak his mind about it.
Chance and Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler sat down with The Undefeated to talk about life, their careers, giving back to the city, and Donald Trump’s tweet to “send the feds to Chicago”.
Peep an excerpt of their conversation below:
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The Undefeated: I don’t know if you saw the tweet from President Trump where he said he was going to send the feds into Chicago, citing violence. What does that say about this country, that we still view Chicago under that violence lens?
CHANCE: 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. I’m tired of n—–s 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 s— through that lens.
BUTLER: I just think it’s hard to relate to the people here if you can’t relate to them. 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.
You go down there and you change people’s lives. You make them want to do better for the next person. And that’s when Chicago is going to be a beautiful place, and nobody’s comin’ here talkin’ about how bad it is like he said, like a Third World country. ’Cause that’s not it.
Check out the full interview with Chance the Rapper and Jimmy Buttler on The Undefeated.
Watch a clip from the interview below: