Chance The Rapper says cutting Regina Spektor from ‘Coloring Book’ was his “greatest mistake”

The NYC singer-songwriter fell victim to last-minute changes to the recently-released mixtape

Chance The Rapper has revealed that Regina Spektor was set to appear as a guest vocalist on his recent mixtape, ‘Coloring Book’, and has called cutting her from the final version his “greatest mistake.”

‘Coloring Book’ was released on May 12 with a flurry of guest features, ranging from Kanye West to Lil Wayne. Chance has now disclosed that the New York singer-songwriter was set to make a vocal appearance on the song ‘Same Drugs’, but was omitted late into the process.

Taking to Twitter last night (June 9), Chance revealed that he’d been listening to old demos of ‘Coloring Book’ before making the revelation about Spektor’s involvement. See the tweet below.

Some Twitter users suggested that Chance could go back and edit the song as West has done with ‘The Life of Pablo’; edits which he referred to as the record being a “living, breathing [and] changing creative expression.”

Spektor responded to Chance’s admission later that night on Twitter with a string of seemingly forgiving emojis.

Spektor’s last album, ‘What We Saw from the Cheap Seats’, was released in May 2012.


Read NME’s verdict on ‘Coloring Book’ here.