In addition to being up for seven Grammys next month, and headlining two of the year’s largest music festivals (Governors Ball and Bonnaroo), he’s also now one of GQ’s February cover stars.Kevin Winter / Getty Images
“I would say to everybody, you know, the world is coming together,” he said. “Like there’s — every day people are becoming more and more, I’m not using this word in terms of emotion, but sensitive to real issues and— and aware. That’s really what I mean. People are raising their kids to be more and more knowledgeable and understanding. I would say the main reason not to be afraid is that I’m making music for your kids now. I’m coming so clean-cut with the message of hope and understanding, and the word, that it’s like: What could you be fearful of?”
“You gotta just understand, like, shit has been fucked-up, right? Like, ‘Make America Great Again,’ that’s not a real thing because shit ain’t really switched up for them,” Chance explained. “It’s not really going that bad for you. If you feel like you’re the under-represented, under-appreciated side of Middle America that is white — quote me — you need to, uh, toughen up, nigga! Somebody gotta punch you in the chest, because shit is sweet for you.”Instagram / Via instagram.com
Chance’s father, Ken Williams-Bennett, also worked for Obama during his time in the Senate and during his time in the White House.