He’s With Her: Chance The Rapper Tells ‘Billboard’ He’s Voting For Hillary Clinton

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Chance for President!!! We are so happy to see Chance the Rapper on the cover of Billboard Magazine’s 2017 Grammy’s Preview issues which pretty much declares Chance (along with Maren Morris and Alessia Cara) Grammy worthy. We don’t know much about the two young ladies, but even Chance’s quotes are WINNING in our book. And we’re guessing Hillary Clinton’s as well. In his Billboard Magazine cover story Chance reveals he’ll be voting for Clinton for sure this election. Peep some excerpts below:

Another big question: Trump or Clinton?

Chance: Hillary Clinton, by far. Not to sound selfish, but she’s from Chicago so I would hope that she’d be engaged in our city’s current troubles and needs. She has a certain sincerity that’s hidden by the media. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s a woman or because Donald Trump just has a stronghold on the media at this time, but she’s unfairly treated. I can’t really speak on her policies but I feel a certain connection to Hillary Clinton that’s just not there with Donald Trump.

Chance also is pretty outspoken about racism at large and inequality in the Grammy system:

What are the challenges that people of color and women face when it comes to the Grammys and the music industry in general?

Chance: Pretty much the same challenges that they face throughout the rest of the world in terms of being overlooked, underappreciated and held back from a lot of stuff. Colorism and racism don’t stop when you’re a musician or when you have wealth or when you’re in any given position. Kendrick [Lamar] going home Grammy-less [in 2014, when he was nominated in seven categories] was an awesome moment for people to recognize that it plagues us regardless of talent or skill.

Excellent point Chance. Excellent point. Hit the flip for more great quotes.

Grammy Preview featuring Maren Morris, Chance the Rapper and Alessia Cara photographed by Austin Hargrave exclusively for Billboard Magazine

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Let’s get this out of the way: Adele or Beyoncé for album of the year?

Chance: Beyoncé. I thought Lemonade was a well-structured album, politically vocal, streets-ready and cohesive. Not to say that Adele’s album didn’t have any of those things, but I only heard it, I think, once. Coloring Book would be a strong contender for album of the year, too. I’m not coming for Beyoncé at all. She will be nominated but I’m just saying, why not Coloring Book for album of the year?

We love the fact that Chance is not afraid to say what he wants. Hopefully Auntie Yonce’s Hive won’t come after him.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from another artist?

Chance: Donald Glover told me when I was, like, 19 to hire a business manager. He said it was the smartest 5 percent he ever gave up, and I agree, just in terms of structure and planning. That same year I was chilling with Jill Scott, and she asked me how I was dealing with my finances. Then she broke down to me how I should delegate money to my family, to my own needs, to my craft and, of course, to my taxes.

Sounds like exactly the kind of advice that landed him on the Forbes list.

Grammy Preview featuring Maren Morris, Chance the Rapper and Alessia Cara photographed by Austin Hargrave exclusively for Billboard Magazine

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