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Chance The Rapper: Artist Of The Week

Chance The Rapper: Artist Of The Week

June 27, 2017 | D&L

If you didn’t already know, Chance The Rapper proudly accepted BET’s Humanitarian Award at the 2017 BET Awards last weekend and he is the youngest recipient to ever do so!

At only 24-years-old, Chance The Rapper – real name Chancelor Johnathan Bennett – was truly humbled when Michelle Obama presented him with his award via video link.

Chance has actively been campaigning against gun violence, promoting racial justice and most recently, donated $1million to Chicago public schools!

“Chance is showing our young people that they matter, that they have something inside of them that is worthy of being expressed, and they have so much to contribute to their community and our country,” said Michelle as she honoured Chance with his award.

She continued to say: “I can think of no better legacy to leave, and I am thrilled to celebrate you here tonight and honoured to call you my friend.”

To be receiving such a prestigious award at a young age, although thankful for the praise, Chance does not plan on stopping there.

“It feels a little too early to be getting something like this, but my God doesn’t make mistakes, and I like to think that he’s putting this enormous pressure on me to see how I react.

“I want to be more involved outside just my community of Chicago. I want to travel overseas and help out people all over the world. And like I said, being 24 and getting something like this, it doesn’t feel deserved yet.

“But like I said – my God is putting pressure on me so I can become who I’m supposed to be.”

What Chance The Rapper has already achieved with his humanitarian work in a small amount of time, shows how he’s destined to produce nothing but even greater things for his community and many more in the future.

Look out for this one!

Congratulations Chance!

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