Chance the Rapper given career advice by President Obama
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 August 2016
Chance the Rapper has revealed he was told by President Obama that he should "start selling his music" more
Chance the Rapper was given career advice by President Obama.
The 'Cocoa Butter Kisses' hitmaker has revealed the President of the United States and his daughter Malia are big fans of his music.
He shared: "Malia listens to 'Coloring Book'. And I send them stuff sometimes. I haven't seen Malia since I was a kid. I think they were both in school the day that I went up there recently, but President Obama was talking about the album ...
"There was a big meeting [in April] about My Brother's Keeper and criminal-justice reform, and a whole bunch of artists and celebrities were there. And at the end, everybody takes a group photo, and he's signing stuff. And he keeps pushing me to the back, and I'm like, 'I don't understand why he won't sign my s**t.'
"And he makes me wait till the end, and then he brings me up to his office, and we had a really good conversation about what I was working on. He told me I needed to start selling my music. He's a good man. Even if he wasn't president, if he worked at, like, Red Lobster, he'd be just a good man working at Red Lobster."
And the 23-year-old hip hop star - whose real name is Chancelor Bennett - insists he tries to stay positive about all that happens to him because his fate has already been "mapped out".
He added to America's GQ magazine: "Things that you push so hard to get, and they don't work out - I don't dwell on them as much, because she said that. You know? Because it makes me feel like, you know ... everything is mapped out."