Chance The Rapper Says His Dad Hasn't Always Approved Of His Rap Career

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    POSTED Nov 19 2020
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    Chance The Rapper. Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images.

    Chance The Rapper has the support of his family when he makes music, but that wasn't always the case.

    Speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonChance revealed that he “fall in love with hip-hop” soon after completing a poetry project when he was in Grade 4.

    Chance says soon after that, he started recording music. “And then I started recording. And when I was probably 14, my cousin had his own studio that I got to go to. I just always loved it and always was like, ‘This is gonna be my thing’.”

    However, when asked if his family was always onboard with his rap career, Chance says, “I don’t know if they were supportive of it, but it was understood. People knew that I rapped since I was a kid.”

    Chance would go on to choose to follow his rap career, rather than go to college or get a job. Initially, this caused some issues with his dad, but it's all good now. 

    Chance says, "After we separated for a while we got back together and he really helped just guide me in terms of the amount of work and focus I needed to work on it from a business side."

    READ MORE: Chance The Rapper Is Looking To Become Chance The Comedian, And We're Confused

    "And he still is doing that to this day. But at the beginning, my dad did not want me to be a rapper.” Of course, Chance is now one of the biggest rappers in the world - so it's safe to say that he made the right decision, and his dad is helping him continue to chase his dream.

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Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper. Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images.

Chance The Rapper has the support of his family when he makes music, but that wasn't always the case.

Speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonChance revealed that he “fall in love with hip-hop” soon after completing a poetry project when he was in Grade 4.

Chance says soon after that, he started recording music. “And then I started recording. And when I was probably 14, my cousin had his own studio that I got to go to. I just always loved it and always was like, ‘This is gonna be my thing’.”

However, when asked if his family was always onboard with his rap career, Chance says, “I don’t know if they were supportive of it, but it was understood. People knew that I rapped since I was a kid.”

Chance would go on to choose to follow his rap career, rather than go to college or get a job. Initially, this caused some issues with his dad, but it's all good now. 

Chance says, "After we separated for a while we got back together and he really helped just guide me in terms of the amount of work and focus I needed to work on it from a business side."

READ MORE: Chance The Rapper Is Looking To Become Chance The Comedian, And We're Confused

"And he still is doing that to this day. But at the beginning, my dad did not want me to be a rapper.” Of course, Chance is now one of the biggest rappers in the world - so it's safe to say that he made the right decision, and his dad is helping him continue to chase his dream.

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