Grammy Award-winning artist Chance The Rapper has always done things his own way.
After building his career by giving away his music for free, and forging partnerships with brands like Kit Kat, the 25-year-old emcee is now taking a break to get a deeper understanding of God, he recently revealed.
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Earlier this week, Chance told his Instagram followers about his sabbatical.
“I’m on a plane headed out the country on my first sabbatical. I’m going away to learn the Word of God, which I am admittedly very unfamiliar with,” he said. “I’ve been brought up by my family to know Christ, but I haven’t taken it upon myself to really just take a couple days and read my Bible.”
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Since bursting on the scene, Chance the Rapper has been very open about his faith. He’s previously said that his signature hat — which is emblazoned with the number 3 — represents the Holy Trinity. He also once told CBS News host Gayle King that: “I love God. I love Jesus. And I’m super cool with saying that.”
This time around, Chance said he’s leaving the country to spend more time studying the Bible because he wants to set a good example for his family.
The rapper is currently engaged to Kirsten Corley. The two are proud parents of their 3-year-old daughter, Kensli Bennett.
“I’m definitely guilty of not devoting time to it,” he said of the Bible. “So I’m off to read and learn because the next generation of Bennett is here and I need to be able to give my nephew Charlie Matthew the knowledge and tools to F–K YALL UP.”
“But seriously he’s the first boy of the next line and he needs his uncle to be educated,” Chance continued. “So don’t bother me. I’ll be back soon enough, with five or more books from Bible read.”
Well, Amen to that!
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