It was only earlier this month that Chance the Rapper came to the defense of his hometown of Chicago, challenging Donald Trump to assist the city rather than insult it. And now the rapper is taking matters into his own hands.
The rapper took to Twitter to announce that he'd be meeting with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner this week to discuss "funding education."
I'm meeting privately with the governor Wednesday. The two of us will address funding education in Chicago. I'm eager to hear his ideas.— The Big Day out now (@chancetherapper) February 27, 2017
Their meeting has been in the works for just a few weeks now as upon Chance winning three Grammys, Rauner shared a tweet declaring that the state of Illinois was "proud" to claim Chano as "one of [their] own."
Congrats to @Chancetherapper for making history as an independent artist and taking home 3 Grammys. IL is proud that you're one of our own.— Governor Rauner (@GovRauner) February 13, 2017
Instead of simply accepting the congratulations, Chance took the opportunity to ask Rauner for a sit-down, and the rest is history.
Thank you Governor, I would love to have meeting with you this week if possible. https://t.co/wFC41NQqGq— The Big Day out now (@chancetherapper) February 13, 2017
Hopefully Chance keeps us updated as to what transpires.
Yesterday (February 26), Trump hosted 46 governors at his first formal White House dinner, but Rauner refusing to attend the bi-partisan event.