6 Times Chance Proved He's an American Hero
There are way more than six, though.
Chance The Rapper, independent artist and overall do-gooder, has once again contributed to the betterment of American culture.
As many have heard by now, Chance, in a single tweet, brought back Wendy's spicy chicken nuggets. This is one of the many good deeds the rapper has done since he came onto the scene in 2012. "Positive Affirmations for today," Chance wrote to Wendy's. "I will have a good day, I will succeed today, Wendy's WILL bring back spicy nuggets at some point please lord let it be today."
Positive Affirmations for today: I WILL have a good day, I Will succeed today, Wendy's WILL bring back spicy nuggets at some point please please Lord let it be today.
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) May 4, 2019
Wendy's quickly noticed the tweet and replied: "It won't be today but there is always a chance." Yet the fast-food chain took it one step further and left the decision up to the people. "Y'all keep asking so here's your chance," Wendy's wrote. "The people in charge say if you guys can get our tweet...to 2 Million likes, they will bring SPICY CHICKEN NUGGETS BACK." Less than 24 hours later, Wendy's announced that they are indeed bringing back the Spicy Chicken Nuggets.
Y'all keep asking, so here's your chance.
The people in charge say if you guys can get our tweet (this one right here) to 2 Million likes, they will bring SPICY CHICKEN NUGGETS BACK.
Let's freakin' do this! https://t.co/qrtvWXjj9V
— Wendy's (@Wendys) May 4, 2019
This isn't the first time Chance The Rapper has changed the world. As he faces flack for just being a human, lets remember the 5 other times Chance impacted America and changed lives like the Patriot we know he is.
1. When Chance Saved Someone From a Burning Car
Last year, Chance announced on Instagram that he saved someone's life while on his way to church. "Basically I was driving to church dolo, about to go south on lakeshore," He wrote. "Another car drives into the wall in front of me goin like 90 mph comin off the exit. I was the only person out there when it first happened, and his car was on fire so I had to break his window take off his seatbelt let his seat back and pull a whole grown man out the car unconscious." The Instagram post has since been deleted, but that doesn't change the fact that Chance is obviously Captain America.
2. He Produced and Headlined the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Concert
In June 2018, Chance partnered with the Special Olympics to put on a charity concert. The headliners included himself, Usher, and Jason Mraz. "I haven't done as much work as possible with the intellectual and physical disabilities community," Chance said on Twitter. "But overall we've been about the access, just trying to make sure everyone is given their chance at greatness." It was a huge success, with over 7,000 special Olympians present at the festivities.
Chicago! I'm excited to announce I will be headlining the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration w @Usher and many more! Get your tickets now @ https://t.co/8rOIFuczrj pic.twitter.com/3U8LA1KGJi
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) June 25, 2018
3. He's Worked Directly With Barack Obama
In 2017, Barack Obama delivered a kick-ass video message to everyone attending Chance's free surprise concert in Chicago. "Chance, I'm grateful for everything that you've done on behalf of the young people back home," he said. The duo has also worked together on My Brother's Keeper Alliance, a nonprofit launched by Obama to help improve early childhood education and to keep black and Latino men out of jail.
4. In 2015, He Was a Field Trip Chaperone for School Kids
In 2015, Chance surprised a group of 6- to 11-year-olds by taking them to Chicago's Field Museum, where they saw dinosaur bones and kicked it with Chance himself. "Surprising our first day camp today by taking them to THE FIELD MUSEUM for a special behind the scenes look at history," Chance wrote.
5. He Led Fans to the Voting Polls After a Free Show
In November 2016, Chance held another free show in Chicago, and afterwards led hundreds of people to the voting polls, once again proving he is the icon America needs.
Come wit me I ain't voted yet either #paradetothepolls pic.twitter.com/RhqyiGOgp9
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) November 7, 2016
6. Chance Collaborated With Lyft in Support of Charity
In a hilarious web series, Chance The Rapper went undercover as a Lyft driver in 2018 and drove unsuspecting Chicagoans around his hometown. The initiative was in support of the SocialWorks' New Chance Fund, a non-profit that gives back to Chicago's public schools and helps children get an education. "Together, Lyft and I have been giving back with Round Up & Donate for SocialWorks' New Chance Fund," Chance said in a statement. "Now, we're having some fun in my hometown, Chicago, as I go undercover as a Lyft driver. I hope this video encourages even more folks to give back just by taking a Lyft." Check out the hilarious segment below.
Mackenzie Cummings-Grady is a creative writer who resides in the Brooklyn area. Mackenzie's work has previously appeared in The Boston Globe, Billboard, and Metropolis Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @mjcummingsgrady.
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