GRAMMY AWARD-winning Chance The Rapper has donated $1 million to public schools in his Chicago hometown hit by funding cuts.
His announcement comes just days after he met with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner where he pleaded for more funding for education in Chicago.
After the meeting, Chance told waiting reporters that the governor only gave “vague answers” about what he could do so he decided to take matters into his own hands.
Chance decided held a press conference at Wescott Elementary in Chicago today (March 6) so he could talk about the city’s public schools and his plan to help them.
Chance is donating $1 million to the city’s public schools, with the money coming from ticket sales as part of an agreement between LiveNation, Ticketmaster, AEG, and various independent promoters and venues across the country.
“Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positions,” he said. He later revealed that he and Common will speak on the phone to discuss further funding.
Chance closed his prepared statements with a simple message for Rauner: “Do your job.”