Chance previously parodied Dre's label Aftermath
The tour’s set design saw Chance perform ‘No Problem’ whilst backed by a number of parodies of famous record labels – presumably in reference to the fact that Chance himself has never signed to a label. Among them were “Phony” (Sony), “Don’t Join” (Def Jam) and “Can’t Do Math”, a parody of Dr Dre’s own label Aftermath.
Now, though, Chance The Rapper has taken to Twitter to apologise to Dre and the Aftermath team for “publicly disrespecting their hard work and contributions to music.”
Referring to Dr Dre as a “premier example of creating space for wealth and ownership in an industry designed for creatives to be the foot soldiers”, Chance concludes that he “set out to empower and I completely missed the ball.”
Read the full Twitter apology below.
While the rapper hasn’t formally announced that he will run for the local government seat in 2019, fans have already started a website and petition championing his candidacy.
A message on the site reads: “Hey Chance, We think you’d be a great mayor. We also love the work you’ve done to give back to the city that raised you. You represent Chicago on the world stage and you do us proud.
“We think if you ran, you would win. And if you won, you would do a good ass job. … You’d send a message that Chicago is ready for a new generation of leadership.”