Chance The Rapper Really Doesn’t Like Spike Lee…

blame it on Meka March 9, 2016

What began as a dispute over a movie has since evolved (or devolved, depending on your perspective) into something seemingly much more deeper.

Following the release of director Spike Lee’s movie Chi-Raq in December 2015, both he and the film were met with criticism across the board from a scathing op-ed in the Chicago Tribune to Chicago natives King Louie and Chance The Rapper openly speaking against its production. Rather than speak on these strictures in a mature and open-minded manner, however, Spike instead lambasted the critics’ criticism dismissing their concerns.

Chance, in particular, has been very outspoken about the film, calling the film “exploitative.” Spike recently responded with some very disparaging comments about him in a recent talk at Northwestern University. Following a screening of Chi-Raq, Lee went on to give his opinions on everything from the controversy to Donald Trump to, ultimately, Chance.

“Chance the Rapper’s a fraud. Straight-up fraud,” Lee said. “He puts himself up as a speaker of the people, but that means you have to put truths that you see. That doesn’t mean you can pick and choose what you talk about.”


Naturally, Chance caught wind of the comments and responded in kind via his Twitter account.

“Come on now This guy promoting this offensive unsuccessful flop of a movie … about the Southside…in f*cking Evanston…,” he begins, “and then get mad when students at the screening challenge him on his sexist, and RACIST movie and he wanna point the finger at me. Boy. You are a lame. But more importantly a liar. Now stop tweeking for I get to releasing audio of you begging me to be in that trash ass movie.”

Whatever the case is, there is no love lost between the two.