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Chance The Rapper Says It Wasn't Easy Turning Down Kanye West's Offer

  Dec 22, 2016 13:15
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Chance The Rapper sits down with ABC News to discuss his independence.

Chance The Rapper and Kanye West have as strong a relationship as two A-list artists can have in hip-hop. Both rappers provided features on each other's intro tracks for The Life Of Pablo and Coloring Book, two of the best albums of the year. It's no surprise given the respect that Kanye West has for Chance that he would have liked to sign the Chicago rapper to GOOD Music.

As we all know at this point, Chance The Rapper is the Commander-In-Chief of artist independence, so he never accepted Kanye's offer, or any other for that matter. In a recent interview with ABC, Chance explained how difficult that conversation was. Here's an excerpt:

""It's not easy at all, definitely not telling Kanye ... It's definitely hard keeping that resistance, but I want to teach people that it's doable without ... I wanted to give the idea of freedom back to artists and one of the biggest things is control of how you release your music. So, streaming and free releases—I figured that'd be a good beacon to have people at least pick up on what i was doing as an independent artist."

Watch the entire interview clip from ABC below, and let us know what you think in the comments section. Do you think Chance The Rapper is going to stay indie forever?

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31 Comments
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Doomsday
- Dec 22, 2016

Chance keepin it real. Being mainstream while independent is rare

Was it me or was colouring book just OK.

BoyzNDaSuburbs
- Dec 25, 2016

CB was terrible. Only two good songs.

Chance the future

Jae
- Dec 22, 2016

I don't see Chance as a true i die artist. He has backing through Apple Music and is performing on all the major networks. Somebody is making that happen don't be fooled people.

Chance lowkey with the elite

Ol' Chap
- Dec 23, 2016

What's a true indie artist?

Young Thug > Kanye
- Dec 22, 2016

Respect to chance also thugger would benefit from being independent 300 has been holding a lot of his stuff back like his rich gang tracks and Migos thuggin

Car Tunes and Serial
- Dec 22, 2016

Dude hasn't even made an Album yet.

Killsqu8d
- Dec 22, 2016

Big ups Chance. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 so happy for this dude. One of the most real in the game

Spirit Sword
- Dec 22, 2016

Two words: Acid Rap

If you ain't got no haters, you ain't poppin. Chance ain't even overrated compared to a lotta rappers. Or else he'd be selling a milli first week or will be having gay ass stans like Cole and Drake do.

IncognitoT
- Dec 22, 2016

Agree

Carlos Fajardo
- Dec 22, 2016

You're the hater and I'm the stan

Don't Feed The Trolls
- Dec 22, 2016

Its always interesting to see an artist get nothing but love on their come up, then when they blow up all the naysayers pop up out the woodworks.

Doomsday
- Dec 22, 2016

Chance keepin it real. Being mainstream while independent is rare

Ric Flair
- Dec 22, 2016

Word. Hope he stays that way

Krillz
- Dec 22, 2016

I love Chance but he only blew up because of tlop, hope he goes back to the ACID RAP style

BlvcK DurVnt
- Dec 22, 2016

He blew up from acid rap

YO MOMMA BOYFRIEND
- Dec 22, 2016

ok and why you hating on this mans success?

SevenOhSavage707
- Dec 22, 2016

good lord

Krillz
- Dec 22, 2016

@BlvcK DurVnt bullshit, he blew up when Kanye said blame chase for delaying the album

lucki sosa
- Dec 22, 2016

are you fucking stupid? Acid Rap was number one on a shit ton of best album lists back in 2013.

@Krillz Nah I know ppl who Fw acid rap

XoBoski
- Dec 22, 2016

Chance is a faggot. Most overrated rapper of all time, all he does is prance around going nananananaa while bein obams boy toy 😂😂 #ObamaAndChanceSittinInaTree

SevenOhSavage707
- Dec 22, 2016

You're right... what a queer for being cool with the president. If only Chance knew how to mumble.....

Spirit Sword
- Dec 22, 2016

You're a faggot 😂

My mind is messed up
- Dec 22, 2016

You need to fucking kill yourself already you cocksucking faggot

Master Roshi
- Dec 22, 2016

KYS fuck nigga

DrakeOnlyDropsFire
- Dec 22, 2016

"You should've followed all my moves, you won't realize 'til after And if I left shit to chance I would've picked a name like Chance the Rapper" - Drake BTW MORE LIFE OTW

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