Chance The Rapper Supports Hillary Clinton in Presidential Election
Election day is drawing closer, with media coverage of the presidential race ramping up as Hillary Clinton Clinton and Donald Trump square off in the debates. As a part of their Grammy preview, Billboard asked Chance The Rapper which candidate he supports and he answered emphatically.
"Hillary Clinton, by far," he said. "Not to sound selfish, but she’s from Chicago so I would hope that she’d be engaged in our city’s current troubles and needs. She has a certain sincerity that’s hidden by the media. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s a woman or because Donald Trump just has a stronghold on the media at this time, but she’s unfairly treated. I can’t really speak on her policies but I feel a certain connection to Hillary Clinton that’s just not there with Donald Trump."
Last month, Chance teamed up with the NAACP to bring voter registration to his Magnificent Coloring World Tour, saying, "Voting and becoming knowledgeable about this year’s upcoming presidential election is imperative... This is super important to me because I want my fans to know that their voices matter and that their vote counts now more than ever."
Clinton has gained the support from others in the hip-hop world, with a gallery of her endorsements included below, though perhaps none has been as visible as Pusha T, who is making himself available to meet and greet through the Clinton website for those who register to vote.
Elsehere in the Billboard interview, Chance said that if he gets nominated for a Grammy he'll throw a huge party in Chicago, that he plans to wear a suit to the ceremony and supports Beyonce - or Auntie Yonce - for Album of the Year.
14 Rappers Who’ve Endorsed Hillary Clinton