Chance the Rapper Says He Doesn’t Want to Be Like Kanye West

“Kanye says crazier shit in private” – Chano on the great Yeezy!

This winter, Chance the Rapper is the cover guy for GQ’s upcoming February issue. Before he walks away with a few GRAMMY Awards next month in Los Angeles, he reflects on receiving nominations for his Chance 3 project and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo LP.

In the past, the 23-year-old rapper never dreamt of achieving notoriety from the biggest music award platform, but is set to walk alongside his Chicago bredrin at the big show.

However, in the midst of praising his music idol, Chano went to open up on how his outspoken comrade has done some questionable things in the past, with no harm intended.

Take a look at Chance explaining how he’s learned from witnessing occurrences of things said by Kanye privately that he doesn’t agree with and watching his public life unfold.

Chance speaks on his personal relationship with Kanye West.

I don’t think I ever wanted to be like Kanye in personality, though. I think I definitely want to, have always wanted to, have his boldness or assurance in myself. But I’ve definitely seen Kanye do things where I was like, “I’d never do that.” I’ve always been able to defend Kanye. When everybody’s like, “Kanye’s a nut, Kanye’s a nut,” I’m one of those guys saying, “No, he’s saying some real shit.” Like when he went onstage with Taylor, I was like…well…Beyoncé kind of deserved that. [laughs] I’m rationalizing everything that he does, but I can’t say that in the same position I would do the same things.

Being around Kanye, Kanye says crazier shit in private than he does in public, which is hard to believe because he says the craziest things in public. He does have a filter. He’s not a liar or somebody that is going to sugarcoat things when he does speak. But Kanye’s said some crazy shit to me where I respond, “No, I don’t feel you at all.”

I always wanted to be more of a person that people enjoy. Somebody that will make you laugh. I’m talking about just my personality, not necessarily how my music sounds. Because I believe I’m a disrupter like Kanye in a lot of ways.

Read more of the full interview HERE.

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