When it comes to Chicago-born rappers, Chance the Rapper reigns supreme as “the nice one”, especially since Kanye’s tweets are chipping away at his legacy.
Topping almost every yearly round up social media post made at the end of December, the rapper said that one of his greatest 2018 achievements was saving a man’s life.
“Ay so I never told this to the world but my friends can merch. I saved a persons by myself on Easter Sunday this year omw to church,” he wrote on Instagram on New Year’s Eve. “Basically I was driving to church dolo, about to go south on lakeshore (drive) and 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.”
He then added that he thought he was being Punk’d since he seemed to be the only person around. However, two older men then joined him in pulling the passengers out of the car after he got the doors open.
Chance didn’t know whether the driver had survived the crash until he posted about the story online. He later tweeted that one of his relatives had been in touch. “A kid DM’d me saying it was his uncle and that he lived,” he wrote.
He’s already established himself as a charitable man having donated $1 million to Chicago public schools, and pledged other millions to mental health services in the city. Is he the nicest rapper alive? Possibly.