In the past few days, Chance The Rapper has gone from being a politically informed artist to a full-on advocate for the greater good. Last week, Chance met with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, pressing him to come up with more money for Chicago public schools, and he’s publicly kept up that pressure since the meeting. Yesterday, he donated a million dollars of his own money to Chicago public schools. And this morning, former First Lady Michelle Obama — who, like Chance, is a native of Chicago’s South Side — took to Twitter, thanking Chance for his contribution:
Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2017
It would also be cool if Chance could find a way to make the GOP’s proposed health-care plan less shitty, but we can’t expect miracles.