Chance the Rapper knows he has a bigger platform than most politicians — including Donald Trump.
”I have a bigger voice than Donald Trump, you know what I'm saying?" he told the NPR podcast ”What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito. "Than literally anybody that works in politics. So yes I can connect with people on a level of appealing as a person who is a citizen, who still does, you know, what he wants.“
”I just have a larger platform than all politicians," he added, citing his website, Rapper Radio, a service that allows fans to request Chance songs get played on their local radio stations. He wants the website to stand as a potential model for policy change.
Chance is familiar with the political world. His father, Ken Bennett, once worked as a deputy chief of staff for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. And his family is close with the Obamas.
Plus, the Chicago native was also recently named one of the most influential people on the internet by Time Magazine.
What do you think about Chance’s statement? Does he have a better reach than Trump?