Chance The Rapper Frustrated By 'Vague Answers' From His Meeting With Illinois Governor

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The two met to discuss a recently vetoed funding bill for Chicago’s public schools.    

The long-awaited meeting between Chance The Rapper and the Illinois governor did not go as smoothly as both would have liked.

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The Grammy-winning rapper met with Bruce Rauner on Friday to discuss funding for Chicago Public Schools following the governor’s decision to veto a $215 million school bill in December for political reasons.

Chance — who has publicly spoken out against the education struggles of the city— was hoping that the 40-minute sit-down would convince the Republican governor to change his mind.

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Not so much. Chance was visibly frustrated when he faced the media following the face-to-face, saying that he was met with “vague answers” from the governor.

“The kids are on the table now,”he said, referring to the school district's budget crisis. “I'm here because I just want people to do their jobs.”

Rauner had a different perspective on the meeting, calling the it a “good exchange of views.” He also suggested Chance could use his position to help in the state’s spending struggle and to “get big things done.” 

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The newly-minted Grammy winner remains positive though, later tweeting that he “did not lose” despite the outcome.

https://twitter.com/chancetherapper/status/837747051005939712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

We'll see where this goes. 

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