Chance The Rapper Responds To Suggestion He Failed: “N****s Said I Fell When I Was In High School!”
Chance The Rapper has responded to suggestions online that his career is “falling down”.
The rapper was speaking to The Breakfast Club earlier this week when co-host Charlamagne Tha God asked him how he deals with negative reviews of his work.
“How hard is it not to feed the criticism that you would see yourself online? Because there’s a lot of talk online that likes to say that Chance the Rapper fell off, that’s their language,” Charlamagne asked him in the studio, whose images you can see below.
“Man, I don’t know,” Chance replied. “For me it’s like I could do one of two things: I could go with him, or I could live my life. If I go with him, it means the Breakfast Club is down, because no I think so. people I fell down sitting on your chair. So I feel I must go my way.”
He went on to say that he was already facing such criticism in high school, a few years before the release of his famous mixtapes, such as 2013’s ‘Acid Rap’.
“N****s said I fell when I was in high school,” the rapper said. “I made four mixtapes! N****s were telling me in high school, ‘Your last tape was better.’ And I was like, ‘N***a, I’m 15!
He continued, “I can joke about it, but it’s hard, but it’s like, I don’t know, what can I say? Tell people that my feelings are hurt?”
Chance explained that he doesn’t let negative comments get in the way of his career and that he intends to continue creating music independently for as long as possible.
“I could hear people thinking of artists like they’re fucking Pokemon trading cards, like those commodity trading cards that are like, ‘Oh, your fucking 2K rating just went down.’ Fuck the n****s, these n* ***s drag,” he said.
“If I fall, at least I will go on,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chance opened up about footage leaked last year of him yelling at Kanye West, saying the interaction made him “evaluate their friendship”.
In January 2021, video surfaced of Chance and West in the studio together for a “DONDA” recording session. It shows West, now legally known as Ye, getting increasingly agitated before confronting Chance, telling him to “sit your ass and listen to the album or get out.”
The clip was part of a documentary on “DONDA” made by Dame Dash. In his account of the scene, Dash said that Chance had come to see West because of the publicity surrounding his failing mental health.
“I went out to check on my friend,” Chance confirmed. “I and a lot of other people still love Ye. But he’s human, he’s not perfect. He was obviously going through it at the time… It definitely made me reconsider my friendship with him. It wasn’t I’ve never been so close to him going through an incident.”
He said, “At the end of the day, I definitely want the man. He’s my man. It’s unfortunate that people can take advantage of a moment that’s real.”