Who Is Chance The Rapper?
Chance The Rapper is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He delights in singing songs related to God and Christianity.
Chance The Rapper was born Chancelor Jonathan Bennett on April 16, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His father, Ken Williams-Bennett, was an aide to the late Chicago mayor Harold and then-Senator Barack Obama. Chance’s mother named Lisa Bennett also worked for the Illinois Attorney General.
Despite being born in the United States, Chance The Rapper traces his ancestry to Ghana. He identifies himself as a Ghanaian.
Bennett visited Ghana on 5 January 2021 to meet Vic Mensa. He boasts of a local Ghanaian name ‘Nana Kofi Boa-Ampensom.’ He met the president of Ghana; Nana Akuffo Addo and other popular musicians in Ghana.
Is Chance The Rapper Married?
Yes, Chance is married to Kirsten Corley, a long-time girlfriend since 2013. After a relationship problem leading to a breakup, the couple reconciled and officially got married on March 9, 2019, at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California.
After a long time relationship (5years) Bennett engaged Corley before the official marriage. They have given birth to two children. He shared how his love story with Corley began when he was age 9 on Twitter.
Career And Achievements Of Bennett
Born in Chicago, Bennett released his debut mixtape 10 Day in 2012. He started gaining recognition in 2013 after releasing his second mixtape entitled ‘Acid Rap.’
In 2016, Bennett who is professionally known as ‘Chance The Rapper’ became a prominent person on Kanye West’s album The Life of Pablo.
He enjoyed progressive success in his career by appearing on several tracks like:
• Ultralight Beam
• Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1
He is also remembered as the guy who performed a tribute song titled “I Was A Rock” for the late Muhammad Ali on July 13, 2016.
He received 7 nominations and won 3 Grammys in the 2017 59th annual Grammy Awards. His performance featured gospel artists such as Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann.
What Is The Religion Of Chance The Rapper?
Is Chance The Rapper a Christian?
Yes, Chance is a Christian who has declared his faith in Jesus Christ on several occasions. He had the rudiments of a Christian lifestyle at a very young age. Bennett’s grandmother raised him as a Christian but later fell out of the faith. He at a point fell into smoking cigarettes.
On January 31, 2016, he tweeted that he is officially giving up on smoking and allowing his church to help him return to the faith and worship God well. He has been praying for God’s help in his weaknesses to stay strong and committed.
As a celebrity, Bennett has shown a great concern about how fans would react when he talks about Jesus in his songs and interviews. Thinking not everyone will like him. But irrespective of his Christian lines, the audience still supports him.
He calls himself a Christian rapper. When he released his mixtape ‘Coloring Book’, he gave a lot of thanks to God saying it was God who has helped him attain great success in his music career.