The Chicago rapper is currently in the UK as part of his ‘Magnificent Coloring World Tour’, which stops at London’s o2 Academy Brixton tonight for the second of two sold-out shows.
Ahead of the gig, Chance guested on Trevor Nelson’s daytime show on the BBC radio station to perform two tracks – one of which was a cover of Drake’s ‘Feel No Ways’ from his album ‘VIEWS’ – in the Live Lounge.
During his rendition of ‘Coloring Book’‘s opening track ‘All We Got’, Chance slowed things down to pay tribute to West, who was last night hospitalised “for his own health and safety.”
“I want to extend a very special prayer to my big brother, Kanye West,” Chance said. “I know there’s a lot of weird folks out there, but you already know that I’m a hundred grand. I want to just extend this prayer and extend this love from all the way in Britain. We might come home early to come see this. Happy Thanksgiving.”
Chance then praised Kanye’s influence on the Chicago music scene. “He’s been helpful not just in an influential way, but since I first met him, he’s doing nothing more than try and incubate and help our projects grow. He helped out on ‘Coloring Book’ a lot with ‘We All We Got’, and was around for a lot of studio sessions. Just conversations that we’ve had, favours that he’s done for me, places that’s he’s popped up and people that he’s called for me – I will never forget it and never take it for granted.”
Asked about Kanye’s reported health problems, Chance had great sympathy. “I think everyone goes through it, and right now what he needs more than anything is his real, close friends and his family around.”
Listen to the interview, Kanye tribute and performance of ‘All We Got’ and ‘Feel No Ways’ here. Chance’s feature begins at 02:15.55.
Chance joins John Legend in sending his well wishes to West, after the latter said he was “concerned” about the ‘Life of Pablo’ artist.