Several days after his “vague” meetingwith Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (March 3) to discuss funding options for Chicago Public Schools, people’s champ Chance the Rapper announced that he would be donating a million dollars to the CPS.
On Monday (March 6) at Westcott Elementary School, the Chicago native expressed his disappointment in Gov. Rauner and placed the focus on the children during the press conference, which was live-streamed on Instagram. “While I am disappointed in Gov. Rauner, that will not stop me from doing all I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children,” he told members of the press.
He said that his hefty donation was “made possible by my fans through ticket sales for my upcoming [Coloring Book] tour,” in partnership with AEG, Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
The Grammy-winning rapper, who noted that he was a product of the public school system, also said he would be donating $10,000 to various schools for the funding of afterschool programs. He also promoted the SocialWorksChi.org website.
“This isn’t about politics, this isn’t about posturing, this is about taking care of the kids,” he concluded, before adding, “Governor Rauner, do your job!”