Chance the Rapper not running for Chicago mayor; endorses Amara Enyia

Chance the Rapper Amara Enyia

Chance the Rapper Amara Enyia

Many people thought Chance The Rapper would be running for mayor of Chicago after a cryptic tweet and the announcement of a press conference in regards to Chicago's mayoral race. That increased speculation that Chance himself would add his name to the growing list, a possibility that led to rampant media coverage.

"I'm proud to announce that I will not be running for mayor", he said.

Chance The Rapper is teasing a big political announcement in Chicago after musing on social media about a possible run for mayor. "They screamin" "Chano for mayor.' " Naturally, some of his 8 million followers took the message as a hint that he was about to get in the race to replace Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is not seeking reelection.

Enyia is the director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and was on hand with Chance at City Hall to accept the endorsement. He also seemed acutely aware of his influence in the city. "I'd like to say, very narcissistically, if I back you, you have a chance, absolutely", he said. From the look of the packed house, he wasn't kidding.

Melania Trump: Smoke in Plane Forces Return to Military Base
About 10 minutes after takeoff, some Secret Service officers were seen heading toward the front of the plane. Aides brought the reporters wet towels, instructing them to cover their faces if the smell was too strong.

Representatives for City Hall did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment in authenticating Chance The Rapper's tweet. He bought the news website Chicagoist, raising eyebrows given the way his management once bullied the journalists at MTV News. That has nothing to do with what I see as the future of Chicago. "We believe in supporting the people at the bottom economically - people who have just been written off".

Past year he donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools and raised another $2 million six months later.

A voter registration push is planned, and Chance predicts the highest 18 to 25-year-old turnout in Chicago history. Could Chicago's political machine finally be getting rusty?

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.