Chance the Rapper Talks About First Meeting Obama


Chance the Rapper revels on his history with Barack Obama

Chance the Rapper is from Chicago while Barack Obama has roots in the Windy City as well. Chance credits the city as what makes him the man he is today also mentioning you must stop by Haire’s Famous Gulf Shrimp if you’re ever around. In a video, the rapper talked in a video about the first time he met the 44th President of the United States along with a few other unknown facts about himself.

Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, said whenever he is in the city every Tuesday night his mother will host a Taco Tuesday. He then goes on to mention that his father ran Obama’s campaign for congressman and when he was eight years old, he stopped by their house when he was on a campaign trail. He mentions Chance’s real name, telling him it translates to “king.” Obama then gives him advice that he still will not follow. He told him to sell his music.

He is known for not selling his music and providing it to the world for free-not even Barack Obama would convince him not to do so. When asked why not Chance says he gets as much artistic freedom as he wants and can give the people what they want even if they could not afford it.