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Chance the Rapper has been getting involved with the community by donating $1 million to the Chicago public schools and starting an arts and literature fund. Maybe this gave Chano fans some inspiration because a couple of Chano fans started a campaign to get Chance to run for Chicago mayor against Rahm Emanuel in 2019.
A couple of Chance the Rapper fans probably got some inspiration from his song “Somewhere in Paradise.” “They say I’m savin’ my city, say I’m stayin’ for good. They screamin’ Chano for mayor, I’m thinkin’ maybe I should,” Chance raps in his single. The fans started a website called chano4mayor.com and advocates for what Chance has done for the city of Chicago and what he could do if he gets office. Not only did they start a website for the campaign, the creators also started a Twitter account: @chano4mayor2k19. The Twitter page has 76 followers since being started in March.
The creators of the website and Twitter account spoke to the Sun-Times about the sites. “We would be very happy if he ran… [Even if Chance didn’t run]…[w]e would be very happy if he’d become more politically involved and he endorsed a candidate who stands up for the same things that he stands up for in his music,” Bea Malsky, who was a part of the production of the campaign, to the Sun-Times.
Since multiple celebrities have ran for political campaigns, we wouldn’t be surprised if Lil Chano from 79th took the possibility of running seriously.