Chance The Rapper To Meet With Illinois Governor

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Chance The Rapper will meet this week with Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner about education issues in Chicago.

On Monday, the 23-year-old rapper — whose real name is Chancellor Johnathan Bennett — announced via Twitter that he would be meeting with the governor to discuss “funding issues” that face schools in Chicago. The meeting comes after the two shared a conversation over the social media site when the governor tweeted congratulations to the rapper following his wins at the Grammy Award show earlier this month. (RELATED: Chance The Rapper: Trump Sounds Like He’s ‘Going To War With Chicago’)

Chance The Rapper onstage at the ESPY Awards (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Chance The Rapper onstage at the ESPY Awards (Photo credit: Getty Images)

“I’m meeting privately with the governor Wednesday. The two of us will address funding education in Chicago. I’m eager to hear his ideas,” the rapper tweeted. (RELATED: Crowd Chants ‘Four More Years’ As Obama Lights National Christmas Tree)


“Looking forward to hearing your ideas, too,” Rauner tweeted in response on Monday.


The meeting comes after Rauner praised the rapper for his three wins at the Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album.


In response Chance, who backed Hillary Clinton, asked for the meeting. A short time later the governor responded that they should set up a meeting soon.

Katie Jerkovich



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