Chance the Rapper opens up on that video of Kanye's blowup
In the video, shared by the music platform DatPiff on Instagram, was taken from Dame Dash’s Donda documentary and it shows Kanye yelling at Chance during a recording session at a studio in Wyoming.
"Sit your ass down and listen to the album or leave!" Ye screams.
Despite how awkward the altercation seems in the clip, Chance shared on The Morning Hustle that it's not what it seems.
"It’s a clip of a larger moment, like no one’s ever gonna get the full story of what’s going on," Chance explained. "And yeah, people do take it and run with it, 'cause I saw some people put, like, fake captions under the video to make it look like he was talking about my music or something like that. But in all honesty, this is real life."
"I have real friends, and they go through real problems."
Chance the Rapper was checking up on a friend
A part of the clip includes Dash explaining why Chance showed up to the studio that day.
"So, you know, Kanye is finishing his album and there’s people around," Dash says. "Chance, honestly, because of what he was reading, he came through just to check Kanye."
"You know, again, Kanye deals with his issues at all times. They got into it, but they worked it out. At the end of the day, Chance was there just to be a friend."
While the Cocoa Butter Kisses rapper didn't reveal what set Ye off, he does feel the video exploited what he called a "genuine moment" between him and his friend.
"I did come out there to check on my friend. Me and a lot of other people still have love for Ye, but he’s a human, he’s not perfect. He was obviously going through it at that time," Chance explained.
"It made me re-evaluate my friendship with him, for sure. I had never been so close to him going through an episode," he added. "… At the end of the day, I definitely love the dude. That’s my guy. It sucks that sometimes people can exploit a moment that is a genuine moment."
Chance the Rapper dropped his latest single The Highs & The Lows featuring Joey Bada$$ last month, which can be streamed everywhere.
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