Chance the Rapper is giving back to his community in a big way. The Grammy award-winning rapper held a press conference on Monday in which he revealed plans to donate $1 million to the Chicago Public School system.
“As a private citizen, as a parent and a product of C.P.S, I’m asking that you guys join the fight with me. Organize with me. Mobilize with me,” Chance said. The rapper also told the press that he’s been in talks with rapper Common who is also planning to donate.
Chance the Rapper had a meeting with Illinois governor, Bruce Rauner, that did not go as well as the recording artist expected. Chance expressed disdain in the governor’s “vague” answers when asked about the crime rate in Chicago that is especially threatening to children during the summer months.
“This isn’t about politics. This isn’t about posturing,” Chance said during his press conference. “Everybody and their mama knows about what’s going on in Chicago,” he added. Chance further delved into the possibility of some 400,000 children being “put in harm’s way” when school is out in June.
Westcott Elementary School was the first recipient of $10,000 of Chance’s overall $1 million monetary donation on Monday. See the recording artist’s press conference at the school below!