Chance The Rapper Trends After Backing Kanye West Over Joe Biden

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Chance the Rapper is backing Kanye West to be the next president of the United States over presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Biden’s support in the black community is already wavering and now a big-name rapper is already backing his opposition. Importantly, Chance The Rapper did not just vocalize his endorsement but invited his followers and supporters to have a conversation about who they are supporting and why.

The endorsement came after West posted a video to his Twitter dedicated to his mother.

“In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday,” West tweeted. “My mom reciting KRS1 lyrics This song is called DONDA.”

In the song, a comparison is made between slave overseers and police officers in the civil rights-era.

Chance The Rapper shared the video and tweeted to his 8.3 million followers: “And yall out here [trying to] convince me to vote for Biden. Smfh.”

The tweet was followed by several others inviting people to discuss whether Biden or West would be a better man to hypothetically replace Trump.

Chance The Rapper reached the same conclusion that many of the people who are supporting Biden do not actually have a reason for doing so, they just want Trump voted out.

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The rapper pressed further and then asked why these people are specifically favoring Biden over West, if they solely just want Trump removed.

His conclusion: “Alota u n****s is racist.”

Chance the Rapper also said people had trouble trusting West over Biden, but he disagreed.

“I finally got the answer now. I understand. Yall trust Biden more than yall trust Ye. I think I understand why, I just don’t feel the same way,” he tweeted.

He also tweeted that he would be personally getting involved to help fix some of America’s problems.

The conversation was enough to get Chance trending on Twitter.

“I didnt plan on trending today, but I would like take this opportunity to say: with all these apologies and accountabilities going around the city of Chicago and the Chicago Police Dept should finally admit to and denounce the assassination of Fred Hampton,” he tweeted.

Chance The Rapper continued his conversation about who should be president and recognized people’s complaints. He also asked about policy changes in general.