As he prepares for the biggest night of his musical career thus far, Chance The Rapper graces the cover of GQ Magazine to speak on his GRAMMY nods and the fate of the country with the impending Age Of Apocalypse among other light-hearted topics such as frozen yogurt (he loves it) and high school antics (read: getting clowned on Facebook after he wrote a poem to a crush).
Some choice quotes:
On the possibility of more kids:
Not right now. It’s a lot to try and be a good dad right now. With all the distractions and all the things that I’m limited in doing by living in Chicago and being a person of notoriety. I don’t wanna tack on anything. I want to get my relationship with [his daughter] Kinsley down pat and also just get older. I’m 23. I had her when I was 22. If I am gonna have more kids, it’ll be a blessing and I’ll accept it as a responsibility and a privilege, but I’m definitely not trying to have more kids right now.
I don’t think I ever wanted to be like Kanye in personality, though. I think I definitely want to, have always wanted to, have his boldness or assurance in myself. But I’ve definitely seen Kanye do things where I was like, “I’d never do that.” I’ve always been able to defend Kanye. When everybody’s like, “Kanye’s a nut, Kanye’s a nut,” I’m one of those guys saying, “No, he’s saying some real shit.” Like when he went onstage with Taylor, I was, like…well…Beyoncé kind of deserved that. [laughs] I’m rationalizing everything that he does, but I can’t say that in the same position I would do the same things.
On the GRAMMYs:
I think the GRAMMYs are super important to music. As a musician, I think it’s the same thing as an actor receiving an Oscar. Do I think that the GRAMMYs are always fully representative of a person’s talent? No. Just like Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t get an Oscar until this past year. And he’s been doing his f**king thing. But I think everybody wants validation, everybody wants to feel like they did right. And I think the nominations are my victory. You know?
The entire interview can be read here.
Oh, and here’s a look at The Weeknd’s cover…