Chance The Rapper's Supporters Want Him To Run For Mayor Of Chicago
"They screamin', 'Chano for mayor.' I'm thinkin' maybe I should."
Given Chance The Rapper's mission to support Chicago's youth, fans have created a website to encourage the influential artist to launch a political campaign, Billboard reports.
On Sunday (Apr. 2), supporters crafted a website for the Chi-town resident to run for mayor of the Windy City in 2019. The Grammy Award-winning artist stands up against Rahm Emanuel, who Chance's father, Ken Bennett, worked for as his deputy chief of staff.
Chano has flirted with the idea of politics on his song "Somewhere In Paradise," stating, "They say I’m savin’ my city, say I’m stayin’ for good. They screamin’, 'Chano for mayor,' I’m thinkin’ maybe I should."
Bea Malsku, 23, was part of the group that created the website. The game designer and writer told the Sun-Times, "We would be very happy if he’d become more politically involved and he endorsed a candidate who stands up for the same things that he stands up for in his music."
— #Chano4Mayor ? (@chano4mayor2k19) April 2, 2017
Although the independent musician remains involved in the inner workings of Chicago -- donating more than $1 million to the city's public schools -- the "No Problem" artist said in an interview with Katie Couric that he's not interested in a career in politics.