(AllHipHop News) Chance The Rapper has become the latest Chicago-raised artist to weigh in on Donald Trump’s Twitter statement about the violence in Chicago.
“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” wrote Trump on the social media platform in January.
Chance and Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler were asked about the tweet during an interview with ESPN The Magazine.
“I hope he’s coming in to do some type of federal overturn of our state and city budgets in terms of schooling and housing. I’m tired of n-ggas talkin’ about Chicago like it’s a Third World country. Like, that it’s not a place of booming business with a very successful downtown and all types of new development,” stated Chance. “It sounds like he was announcin’ he was going to war with Chicago. I don’t like to look at sh-t through that lens.”
Butler added, “You go down there and you change people’s lives. You make them want to do better for the next person. And that’s when Chicago is going to be a beautiful place, and nobody’s comin’ here talkin’ about how bad it is like he said, like a Third World country. ’Cause that’s not it.”