Chance the Rapper is happy to defend Kanye West, but he’s not looking to be like him. Chance the Rapper wants to emulate Kanye West’s self-assurance but not his personality.
The pair has close bond, with protege Chance previously calling Kanye his “big brother”. They’ve also collaborated on projects together, and while Chance openly admires the superstar, he’s not looking to follow in his exact footsteps.
“I don’t think I ever wanted to be like Kanye in personality, though,” the GQ America cover star told the publication.
“I think I definitely want to, have always wanted to, have his boldness or assurance in myself. But I’ve definitely seen Kanye do things where I was like, ‘I’d never do that.’
I’ve always been able to defend Kanye. When everybody’s like, ‘Kanye’s a nut, Kanye’s a nut,’ I’m one of those guys saying, ‘No, he’s saying some real s**t.'”