Chance The Rapper Addressed LeBron James’ Vandalism: ‘It’s Kind Of A Common Pattern In America’s History’

06.01.17 2 months ago 9 Comments

Chance The Rapper recently visited the set of The View, and when he wasn’t stealing your mom’s heart with pictures of his adorable daughter, he also offered some astute observations about the recent vandalism of LeBron James home with a racial epitaph.

“It’s kind of a common pattern in American history when people that look like me get to a certain point of success,” Chance noted. “LeBron James, to me, is the greatest of all-time, basketball player, and uh, people want to remind you that they view you as a second-class citizen. It’s not much you can do other than keep thriving.”

For those that don’t know, LeBron was recently the victim of a hate crime, when an unknown assailant spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of his home. “It just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America,” James said shortly after the incident. “And hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day. Even though that it’s concealed most of the time, people hide their faces and say things about you, and when they see you they’ll smile to your face, it’s alive every single day.”

During his time on The View, Chance also addressed Donald Trump’s recent attacks against his hometown Chicago. “I haven’t seen him in Chicago before,” Chance said. “I don’t know what his relationship with Chicago is. I don’t know if he knows what he’s talking about.”

You can catch his entire appearance in the video above.

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