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Chance The Rapper Shares How His Wife, Kirsten, Saved His Life

"Now I know exactly where my strength comes from."
Chance The Rapper Shares How His Wife, Kirsten, Saved His Life

A man that finds a wife, finds a good thing! Just ask Chance The Rapper.

The Chicago native and Grammy winner recently stopped by Nicki Minaj‘s Queen Radio to promote his suprise album The Big Day (on which Minaj is featured.) During their chat, Chance (real name Chancelor Bennett), revealed his wife’s decision to become celibate changed him forever.

“I need you to hear one song on my album that has my best verse that I written in my life,” he told the “Megatron” rapper. “It’s called ‘We Go High.’ I explain that my wife literally saved my life by becoming celibate and going and getting baptized.”

He continued, “It changed her life obviously, but we talking about me right now. It changed my life for real. Now I know exactly where my strength comes from.”

Chance goes on to explain that his relationship with his wife has had its peaks and valleys. When he released his Coloring Book album in 2016, he and Corley weren’t together. Though he’d committed to God, he wasn’t fully matured. “This is all after Coloring Book, after I proclaimed that I love Jesus, and all that stuff. You’re never fully, fully sanctified, so I had to keep figuring it out. I had to do the Grammy’s by myself. I had to do a lot by myself. Then when my girl was gracious enough to have me back, it changed my whole life,” he shared. “Now I know exactly where it all comes from.”

Chance concludes that his has helped in during his darkest hour. “The other day, last night, or the night before, I was lower than I ever been. I know the caricature of me is super… positive. I was lower than I ever felt in my life, and I really had to get down on [my] knees and be like, ‘I know I can’t solve this problem by myself.’ So I’m here right now happier than I ever been.”

The Bennetts, who are childhood sweethearts, tied the knot in a beautiful California ceremony back in March. Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, and Kirk Franklin. The couple is expecting their second child this year.