Chance the Rapper has been making the rounds on radio shows ahead of his tour in support of The Big Day. He recently stopped by for chats with both Ebro and Sway, and now he's dropped by The Breakfast Club to discuss the record. Among the breadth of topics discussed was the idea of performing at the Super Bowl halftime show.
"Sheesh that's a crazy question," Chance told Charlamagne as the conversation begins around the 47:20 mark. "I wouldn't and it's not no knock to anybody.... I don't think the Super Bowl is my actionable item."
"I think there's certain things that I would like to see get changed," he continued. "Shout out to JAY-Z, who's helped me a lot since day one, but there's things that I got to do personally that I think will affect change and empower other people to affect change, that would be outside of the Super Bowl. I have my own means of...Damn, I hate the word social justice, let's just say...the police are killing n***as crazy, like violently in extreme violent ways and they know they have body cams."
JAY-Z's deal with the NFL and meeting with Goodell have been controversial in the hip-hop community. Many criticized the rapper and business mogul for undermining the work of activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protested police violence when he kneeled for the national anthem.
"I'm not saying that's all police," Chance continued. He said that the whole system of how judges and the police force works is "not fair," and he believes a lot of things need to change before he could confidently support the NFL.
"With that being said, I'm not rapping at the Super Bowl," he added. "Don't catch me live at the Super Bowl, but I am the ambassador for NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago, so that might mean that there's other announcements to be made after that."
He made sure to highlight that he's still good with JAY-Z.