Chance the Rapper, who earlier this week announced the postponement of his The Big Day-promoting tour, got some promo in via an alternate method with an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show Wednesday.
Smino joined Chance to perform The Big Day track "Eternal," which arrives early into the sequencing of the 22-track album. Upon its release in July, the record—which would go on to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart—received generally favorable reviews from critics but garnered a much more divided reaction online.
While Chance didn't discuss the album in Wednesday's Ellen clips, he did speak on the recent welcoming of a new baby into his family and the inspiration behind his charity work.
"So my understanding of a lot of stuff is based on Jesus," Chance told the host, who cited his philanthropic efforts as an important element of his success. "Jesus teaches to care for your neighbor and care for people that aren't necessarily your blood but still a part of your body, because we're all humans. I think that's an impactful thing that I understood more as I got older."
Chance's parents also got a shout-out for teaching him from an early age about the importance of treating others well. "My parents, since I was young, definitely instilled in me [that] when you see people that are in need, you don't wanna just pass them by. You wanna try and do something beneficial to them before you leave, because that's your imprint. So, I guess it's a mixture of my parents and Jesus would be my answer."
In a statement announcing his tour postponement earlier this week, Chance said the decision was made so he could ensure he and his partner Kirsten would be able to spend some crucial family time together.
"When Kensli was born, I went on tour two weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most," he told fans via Instagram. "At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can't make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli."