Chance the Rapper thinks Kanye West is better & more trustworthy than Joe Biden

2019 iHeartradio Music Festival Day 2

Kanye West is “running” for “president” much in the same way I am “running” for a “marathon.” In that, I think a lot about how great it would be to run a marathon, but I don’t actually have the will power, the physicality, the ability to plan long-term or really the desire to run a marathon. But it’s out there, and I think about it sometimes. Which is what Kanye is doing with his presidential run. It’s out there, he’s thinking about and I’m sure he thinks that some day very soon, he’ll be running for president. Hell, he already has an endorsement from Elon Musk. But what about a second prominent endorsement? What about… Chance the Rapper? Chance tweeted this yesterday:

So… Chance thinks he’s going to vote for Kanye over Joe Biden because Kanye posted a recording of his mom? It got worse from there. Here’s what else Chance tweeted, over the course of several hours on Monday, as his name began trending and prominent political writers were trying to talk sense into him:

Are u more pro biden or anti ye and why? I get that you’ll want to reply that you’re just tryna “get trump out” but in this hypothetical scenario where you’re replacing Trump, can someone explain why Joe Biden would be better??

I finally got the answer now. I understand. Yall trust Biden more than yall trust Ye. I think I understand why, I just don’t feel the same way.

I also always felt a way about people using the word “presidential”. Like a n-gga acting or not acting presidential. Was Andrew Jackson acting presidential??

How do you as an individual feel about prison abolition and universal basic housing? And if you’re in favor of those things how important are they in terms of immediacy?

When you get to the top of a hill and realize you have to die on it

Ok this is me slowly trying to get down from this hill without falling and dying:
Whoever you vote for I hope they abolish the prison system as we know it, honor black reparations and all treaties with Indigenous folk and lastly end homelessness. Whomever that may be God bless em

Ok sprinting down the hill now:
I understand the improbability of Ye winning the 46th Presidential seat and I understand that everyone voting for Biden isn’t necessarily doing so enthusiastically. I am for black liberation and do not accept my recent endorsement from Terry Crews

[From Chance’s Twitter]

Here’s the thing: if this was a simple argument of “I’m not sure that I can or should trust Joe Biden,” that would be one thing and I actually trust that many of us could argue with Chance in good faith and he would listen in good faith. But when you put Kanye in the mix and then argue that somehow Kanye West is a better candidate – OH MY GOD – or that Kanye would do things better than Biden, you need to put down the Crazy Juice. Kanye truly went to Forbes and went off about how he’s anti-vaccine, anti-reproductive rights, anti-voting and still pro-Trump. He said that all in what was clearly the midst of a manic episode. And no, Kanye would not be better for the country than Biden. We don’t have to worry about that because Kanye is missing filing deadlines right and left and he probably won’t be on most ballots. Please, I’m begging everyone: stop falling for Kanye’s horses-t.

Meanwhile, Elon Musk clarified some things in a recent interview with the NY Post – he’s still supporting Kanye but he thinks “2024 would be better than 2020.” When asked to elaborate, Musk said: “Brevity is the sole meunière of wheat.” Mess.

Trump Kanye Meeting

Kanye West attends a church event in Miami covered in silver

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  1. Lanie says:

    One of these days, people will learn to stop listening to these Hotep ass rappers.

  2. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    How likely is it for Kanye (if he sticks to this) to split votes on either side (so that it matters)? I can’t see Trump voters going for Kanye nor democrats because of his stances. What demographics is he hoping for?

    • cer says:

      Even if he actually decided to get an actual campaign organization up and running (which he hasn’t done), he’s missed the filing deadline to get on the ballot in many states. If someone really wants to vote for him they’d have to write him in.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        OK, so basicly no chance at all. The 17 people writing his name down won’t change anything. Thanks!

    • I am Mimi says:

      That’s what we said in 2016–”people are not going to fall for …..” and then, they did. :-(

      The day Kanye said he called his party the “Birthday Party” should’ve been the day everyone wrote him off. The day he said that women (and particularly, black women) shouldn’t have reproductive rights, is the day everyone should’ve written him off. The day he equivocated on the experience that Biden has, as opposed to trump, is the day he should’ve been written off. The fact that someone with such a big platform (which applies to both Musk and Chance) are out here endorsing him LIKE HE’S A SERIOUS CANDIDATE is straight up frightening. I no longer trust in the exceptionalism of America.

  3. Lily says:

    Wow… look at what happened to your country the second you put someone with no political background and no real interest in the well-being of the People. Kanye seems self centered and pro money. Kanye cant even take his medication right so… I’m not sure why you’d put someone like that in a position like that. Doesn’t mean you can’t run if you have a mental illness it just means Kanye doesnt take his meds right and it looks like it makes him unstable, and we should extapolate. But I dont know him personally, I cold be wrong.

  4. Slowdown says:

    Elon Musk and Kanye West is wackadoodle in a bottle delivered by a rocket on its way to Mars. But one is just entitled and in love with the smell of his own farts and the other one is entrapped in a mental disease that seems to go unchecked most of the time (with the added celeb narcissism just to make it better). Chance the Rapper feels like a wild card thrown in there.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I think Elon is probably just as ill as Kanye is. meglomaniac who also happens to be bipolar.

  5. Teresa says:

    I wouldn’t trust Kanye to feed an imaginary cat.
    I would say Chance the Rapper use to seem friendly with his kit Kat commercials but now I’d prefer to never see him. My tolerance for stupidity is gone at this point. I have yelled at people in Target not wearing masks. I am beyond my wits end with this country so Chance please crawl back into your pre Kit Kat hole and bugger off.

  6. Anonymous says:

    On the upside, he got completely told off by EVERYONE, not just political writers but also his own fans were coming for him in the comments. Which was great to see 😂

    • Tanguerita says:

      Good to know. As soon as I saw his tweet and him trending, i blocked him on twitter. There is just so much entitled stupidity one can take.

    • Esmom says:

      Glad to hear that. I like(d) Chance and at first I was hoping he was being kinda sarcastic but he disappointed me. I’m glad everyone came for him.

    • lucy2 says:

      Good.
      I was just saying the other day I liked him, but this made me reconsider. This election is life and death.

      • Snappyfish says:

        This made me sad. I like(d) Chance & I adored Coloring Book. This election is too important & what surprises me is how close he is to the Obamas that he would even consider Kanye a viable candidate or not realize it’s a publicity stunt. Kanye is mentally ill but I expected better from Chance & that was my mistake. I have overestimated the Intelligence of the average American. This pandemic has proven me wrong & I have to come to conclusion that far more people than I would have imagined are simply ill informed, unintelligent & racist.

  7. Lolo86lf says:

    Okay y’all I am tryna imagine Kim Kardashian West as FLOTUS. Without sarcasm I think she would do a better job than Melania.

    • Scollins says:

      I’m not so sure. She’d be out front and center whoring herself and products. She’s a lying POS, always has been, always will be. KK would be much more disruptive.

    • Jules says:

      No way, she’ll be too busy taking selfies of her ass.

  8. Léna says:

    Well that’s disappointing

    • AnnaKist says:

      It tells us everything we need to know about thIs Chance fella’s intellect, though. He’s a halfwit, just like West.

  9. BlueSky says:

    Angela Davis is endorsing Biden and acknowledges that he’s been problematic. What she said summed it up:”The best choice isn’t always your favorite and that’s life.” I wasn’t enthusiastic about voting for HRC but I needed to be able to sleep at night knowing someone who was competent and had experience was in charge.

    This is an example of how sometimes it is just best to say quiet. Donate money, read a book, consult someone who’s more knowledgeable about the topic.

  10. Noki says:

    Terry Crews was embarrassing ,after twitter starting coming down heavy on Chance he thought he could buddy up with him in his madness and Chance publicly made it clear even he wants no parts of Terry Crews ill advised rants.

  11. MellyMel says:

    With everything going on, this is the hill he has decided to die on?? A mess. An embarrassment. A fool. I’m glad he got called out by everybody yesterday cause he needs to shut it! I don’t understand why it is so damn difficult for some to get we are trying to get Trump out office. Biden is the best bet to do so…period!

  12. TheOriginalMia says:

    People without the cash to move away from this dystopian hellhole can’t afford another 4 years of Trump. People like Chance & Ye can. The fact he tried to make people feel guilty for not supporting the black man, when that black man doesn’t vote, supports a white supremacist, talks about slavery like it was a choice and wants to restrict women’s right is fucking laughable. There are a great many reasons why no one is talking Kanye seriously. He wants to support him. Be my guess, but stfu and leave the rest of us alone.

  13. Molly says:

    I don’t believe a word Chance was saying. He was just trying to get attention. The moment he felt it was going sideways because of Terry Crews, Chance immediately dropped the pretense.

    I am tired of people courting controversy just to get people talking about them.

  14. FYI says:

    “How do you as an individual feel about … ”
    * someone running for president because he’s in the middle of a manic episode?
    * someone who is extraordinarily wealthy and yet takes $2 million from the government’s emergency PPP program during the pandemic?
    * someone whose wife is extraordinarily wealthy and yet takes $2 million from the government’s emergency PPP program during the pandemic?
    * someone who even for a second, let alone years, supported Trump publicly?

  15. Who ARE These People? says:

    I do trust Biden more than I trust Ye. I trust him so much more than I trust Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Elon Musk or any other of these stupid, stupid people. I trust Biden a million billion quadrillion times more.

  16. Bryn says:

    Enough with the literally insane celebrity presidents.

  17. Jo73c says:

    That pic of Kanye silvered up is simultaneously the best and the worst, and it cracks me up every time you use it. Thank you. That is all.

  18. Annaloo. says:

    All those causes he mentioned– wtf has Kanye done in his existence to help them? I know Kim was the one who grovelled with Trump to fight for prison reform, but where have I seen Kanye serving any other cause but himself, and beefing with Taylor Swift? We don’t need another self centered who maniac near the White House now.

  19. Dani says:

    Just because Kanye has a different opinion doesn’t make him mentally ill or manic. It’s interesting how this narrative really only took off once he was pro Trump. I don’t care what he does with his life but to blame his opinions on mental illness is a major disservice to people actually suffering from mental illness. Kanye has always been ‘off his rocker’. From day one he was ‘problematic’. He’s not manic, bipolar, schizophrenic or anything else. This is just who he is.

    • tig says:

      thank you! He has these opinions all of the time. And for the record, there are many rappers, including Chance, who share many of the same opinions, they just don’t always talk about them.

    • shanaynay says:

      i disagree. Personally, I believe his behavior clearly shows he’s mentally ill.

      • tig says:

        He does indeed have mental issues, but that doesn’t mean that his ideas all flow from it. Taking away his agency to have political ideas just because he also has mental issues is doing him a disservice.

  20. Lunasf17 says:

    Ugh please go away! I get Biden is not the most exciting candidate ever but I do think he is a decent person who will do a lot better job than Trump or Kanye. I feel like Americans just want to be entertained by our politicians and have everything turned into a reality show with drama and excitement 24/7 and that’s just not Biden and people hate it. Give me a boring old Biden any day over Kanye or Trump.

  21. Jules says:

    Can we please stop giving these dimwit celebrities any type of platform.

  22. LidiaJara says:

    Why is everyone tripping on this? Kanye is a very good friend of Chance’s and Chance is like his protegé, ish. I mean yah it’s a ridiculous thing for Chance to say, but tons of people have blind spots for their friends. Aaaand they’re both big Christian rapper types. I am not at all surprised that he thinks Kanye is a trustworthy person.

    • Lanie says:

      I know Kanye is cosplaying Christ these days, but…

      “Now if I fuck this model
      And she just bleached her asshole
      And I get bleach on my t-shirt,
      I’m gon feel like an asshole”

      Is not the musings of a Christian rapper.

  23. adastraperaspera says:

    Good lord, how much are these guys being paid to run this “steal votes from Dems” operation? It’s embarassing. And Elon Musk? I think more every day that he’s just a pretender. I wonder how much money is laundered by washing it through “tech geniuses?”

  24. Purplehazeforever says:

    Chance dropped it as soon as Terry Crews endorsed it.

  25. MsIam says:

    I think Trump opened the door for Crazy to feel it has a legitimate shot at being President. People are convinced that if they can put on a great spectacle they have a chance to win. But there is spectacle and there is Kanye and I am shocked that Chance doesn’t know the difference. Or maybe he does and is mouthing off for show. Kanye is dangerous and he is vulnerable which makes him exploitable.

  26. shanaynay says:

    #chancetherappercancelled

    #chancetherapperisafool

  27. Veronica S. says:

    And you can bet the moment sh*t really hits the fan if Trump gets back in with a Republican congress, he’ll use his wealth and connections to beat it the hell out of town. It’s why I find any reliance on celebrity voices on social media to be amusing at best but otherwise mostly disturbing, regardless of what side of the political aisle you’re on. Sometimes, they have intelligent input, but the majority of them are just remarkably uneducated with an inflated sense of significance and authority, which – compounded with their wealth – makes them incredibly dangerous as arbiters of social progressiveness and sentiment. Really…not all that far removed from Trump himself, whether they want to believe it or not.

  28. yinyang says:

    Kanye was hired by Trump to split the vote from Biden. Trump and Kanye are both unbearable and will destroy any and everything. Don’t split the vote. Vote for Biden!

  29. Sam says:

    Stupid people will be the downfall of humanity. I think stupid people might actually outnumber the normal folk.