Chance the Rapper Cites Jesus and Family for His Latest Decisions
Allyson Vannatta, Contributing Writer
Family comes first for Chance The Rapper.
Last week Chance and his wife, Kirsten, added to their family. They welcomed a baby girl named Marli. In the wake of the birth, the rapper decided to delay his upcoming tour so he could spend quality time with his family.
“This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album, etc., but with it being so eventful, it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work,” Chance said.
This was the beginning of the Instagram post Chance shared about his tough decision.
“When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two, I realize that I can’t make that mistake again.”
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I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work. When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli. I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. Tour kicks off Jan. 15th and you can still get tix or your refund if you are unavailable at chanceraps.com & a few of the shows are still being rescheduled as well so stay tuned. I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW 🙏🏾🙏🏾 SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”! ❤️
Movieguide® previously reported how Chance says he is a Christian, and how many of his songs include themes of faith, one even about how he and his wife maintain a godly marriage called “We Go High” on his new album “The Big Day.”
His big awakening, though, came after he finished his Grammy Award-winning album “Coloring Book.”
According to the Christian Post,
“This is all after Coloring Book, after I proclaimed that I love Jesus, and all that stuff,” he revealed. “You’re never fully, fully sanctified. So I had to keep figuring it out. I had to do the Grammy’s by myself. I had to do a lot by myself. Then, when my girl, who is also the mother of his child, was gracious enough to have me back, it changed my whole life.”
The rapper, who recently appeared on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” to promote “The Big Day,” declared Jesus is why he gives back to his community.
“Jesus teaches to care for your neighbor and care for people that aren’t necessarily your blood, but still a part of your body because we’re all humans,” he said. “That’s an impactful thing that I understood more as I got older.”
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