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Chance the Rapper: I trust Kanye West more than Biden

Chance the Rapper voiced his support for Kanye West’s presidential bid Monday on Twitter, saying he trusts West more than presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Chance, who was featured on West’s 2017 song “Ultralight Beam,” wrote, “And yall out here tryna convince me to vote for Biden. Smfh.”

He was met with a wave of backlash when he followed up by asking his followers, “Are u more pro biden or anti ye and why?”

Six hours later, more than 12,000 people had replied, and the Chicago rapper became a trending topic on Twitter.

“I understand,” Chance wrote. “Yall trust Biden more than yall trust Ye. I think I understand why, I just don’t feel the same way.”

West announced he was running for president on the Fourth of July, though he has not filed any official paperwork and so far is not set to appear on any state’s ballots.

While he generated a media frenzy, his candidacy is not being taken seriously by most political experts.

Chance the Rapper responded to the backlash from his initial comments, writing, “Ok this is me slowly trying to get down from this hill without falling and dying: Whoever you vote for I hope they abolish the prison system as we know it, honor black reparations and all treaties with Indigenous folk and lastly end homelessness.”

Chance used his moment as a trending topic to promote reparations for Black Americans, prison abolition, universal basic income and housing and education reform.

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