Chance The Rapper Talks Chicago Gun Violence, Independence & More On ABC’s ‘2016 Game Changers’

blame it on Meka December 22, 2016

This morning (December 22nd) Chance The Rapper sat down with ABC correspondent Robin Roberts for an interview on the network’s 2016 Game Changers special.

Becoming the first streaming-only artist to garner GRAMMY nominations, he opens up on his reasons for remaining independent despite the struggles than have come with that decision, and rejecting the many record deals that have come his way — including one from Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music — to maintain that freedom.

Chance also speaks on his social activism as well, speaking on his endless crusade to better his hometown of Chicago for its future generations. “There are also a lot of really cool programs that already exist, and just a lot of programs for kids out there that do have that support system and do give kids opportunities to have a safe space to be in and grow,” he says.

The entire interview can be seen below.

Chance also dropped the surprise mixtape, Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama, a collaboration with Jeremih.