Chance the Rapper endorses Amara Enyia to be Chicago’s next mayor
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Chance the Rapper is endorsing Amara Enyia, the director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, in Chicago’s heated and crowded race for mayor.
Chance made his announcement at a Tuesday morning news conference inside City Hall where a phalanx of at least 13 news cameras greeted the celebrity.
The Sun-Times reported Monday that Enyia was Chance’s likely choice.
Chance ignited a firestorm of speculation on Monday when he tossed out the second half of a line from one of his songs on Twitter.
Just after noon, Chance tweeted: “Im thinkin maybe I should” — part of a line from his 2015 song “Somewhere in Paradise.”
But it begged the question — should what? Was the answer in the song? Because here’s the key lyric:
“They screaming Chano for mayor, I’m thinking maybe I should”
The tweet prompted a swarm of his followers to urge him to come through with the first half — run for mayor.
Chance’s endorsement comes after his father, Ken Bennett, a former aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, endorsed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for mayor last month.
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October 16, 2018 at 10:11AM