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Chance the Rapper launches ‘Thank U Obama’ clothing line

Chance the Rapper is launching a clothing line inspired by the former first family, called “Thank U Obama.”

Among the items in the online shop that opened this week: a $40 “King Obama” shirt featuring an illustration of the former president sporting a crown, a $35 tee emblazoned with “Malia,” the name of Obama’s 18-year-old daughter, and a $50 “Obama’s Wedding Tee” featuring the words “Barack n Michelle” written on the front, with the couple’s wedding date listed on the back.

{mosads}In a note on the website, designer Joe Fresh Goods said, “With this project I wanted to timestamp a period in my life where I felt like I can do whatever I wanted to do and be whatever I wanted to be.”

The message continues, “The night Obama won his first term gave me so much hope, especially & most importantly as a black man. I decided to make a collection saying ‘thank you’ and give me something to smile at every now and then when I look in the closet.”

Chance the Rapper tweeted to his nearly 3 million followers on Thursday:

The majority of items for sale on the site are on back order. Some, including an $150 “Obama All-Star Jersey” are sold out.

A scrolling message on the site says, “Do not wear. This is art.”

Chance the Rapper, who like Obama is from Chicago, attended a state dinner at the White House last October. He revealed to ITK at the time that he had a recurring dance battle going on with the then-president and was looking forward to another dance-off with Obama.

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