Chance The Rapper has responded to Spike Lee’s comments regarding his father’s occupation as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel.
The two personalities have been going back-and-forth as of late regarding Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, a film that Chance has publicly denounced.
“I mean, Spike Lee is saying that because he’s promoting a movie,” Chance said during an interview with WGCI 107.5 regarding Spike Lee’s recent comments. “He’s trying to make more money. He got his little $15 million from Amazon and his other little bread from Lionsgate and made a movie that was not about Chicago but manipulated and used Chicago actors and Chicago scenery to push this movie.
“It was an oversimplification of a bigger problem,” Chance The Rapper continued regarding Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq. “He wasn’t really focusing on the issues of Chicago, it wasn’t really about Chicago. To me, it was about this age-old conversation of black-on-black violence, which is to me some Bill Cosby ‘pull up your pants’ stuff. I’m just not for it.”
In a series of Twitter posts published earlier this month, Chance The Rapper decried Chi-Raq and Spike Lee.
“Let me be the one from Chicago to personally tell you we not supporting this film out here,” Chance tweeted on December 4. “That shit get ZERO love out here. Shit is goofy and it’s a bunch of ppl from NOT around here telling u to support that shit. The people that made that shit didn’t do so to ‘Save Lives.’ It’s exploitive and problematic.”
Chance The Rapper’s interview with WGCI 107.5, whereby he responds to Spike Lee’s comments regarding his father’s occupation, can be viewed below:
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