Chance the Rapper is on a mission to make the world a better place, and he has started with the city of Chicago. His ambition is to help underprivileged communities in the United States and the rest of the world. With a net worth of $9.0 million and encouragement from his fraternity, the rapper is leaving no stone unturned in making his dream come true.
At the BET Awards 2017, Chance the Rapper gave a powerful acceptance speech, after receiving the BET Humanitarian Award 2017. He was given this prestigious award for “positively impacting both local and national communities.” Chance the Rapper has been working hard to make life better for youth, especially in Chicago. His philanthropic efforts include a donation of $1.0 million to Chicago Public Schools. Through his SocialWorks organization, Chance the Rapper has raised over $2.0 million, which will be funnelled into changing things for the better for underprivileged communities. At the age of 24, Chance the Rapper is the youngest recipient to receive this award.
Making a Difference
Michelle Obama gave a short televised speech before the award was presented to Chance the Rapper. In it, she said, “We’re so incredibly proud of you Chance. Chance is showing our young people that they matter. Chance, you are an outstanding role model and an inspiration to people who care about the next generation…I can think of no better legacy to leave.” The audience erupted in cheers when Chance the Rapper came on stage to receive the award. Here is a bit of the Chance the Rapper’s speech transcript:
“I’m 24 and to be receiving something like this at my age it feels good as hell. I love this. I love black people man. Gas me up, please. Gas me. I was gonna say it feels a little early to get something like this. But my God doesn’t make mistakes. And I like to think he’s putting this enormous pressure on me to see how I act. And I had plans to tell the world and everyone watching to make the world a better place…But my big homie Reese told me that we gotta work on ourselves before we change the world.”
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Money Makes Everything Possible
Chance also spoke about some burning topics of the day like police brutality, little funding for public education, mass incarceration, and the current administration’s lack of empathy towards these vital issues. He said that he wanted to help people beyond Chicago and the United States, by extending his efforts throughout the world. The truth is, that you can’t help anybody if you don’t have the resources to do so. Chance has got that angle well covered, though. He is very good at raising funds, and he has some money of his own. In fact, Chance the Rapper’s net worth is a cool $9.0 million and is sure to grow as the success of his career continues to increase. The rapper is not afraid to dig into his own wallet to help out some needy folks whenever required.
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Still a Mama’s Boy
To the surprise of some, Chance the Rapper arrived at the BET Awards with his mother, Lisa Bennett. Lisa Bennett and Chance the Rapper hit the red carpet and gave each other kisses on the cheek. So, even after becoming a father and philanthropist, Chance is still close to his mom. No wonder he ended his inspiring speech by saying, “I’m a good man and I’m gonna be a better man. Thank you, Ms. Lee, thank you, mom. I love y’all.” With his inspiring character, it is no wonder why fans love Chance the Rapper as much as they do!