Fans on Twitter are buzzing about Chance The Rapper, sending his name onto the trending topics list. However, it wasn’t because of new music. Instead, fans were enthralled by a video of the Chicagoan artist, who was seen enjoying a Carnival vacation in Jamaica. In the video, a pair of women playing mas twerk in front of the rapper for a few seconds before all three burst into laughter.
— ʟᴜᴄʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴠᴀɢᴀʙᴏɴᴅ 🇯🇲 (@LucyAndVagabond) April 17, 2023
The reason for the controversy, though, stems from Chance’s well-known reputation as hip-hop’s foremost “wife guy.” Chance famously married his longtime girlfriend, Kirsten Corley, with whom he shares two daughters, in 2019. He even went as far as naming his debut album The Big Day — a fact that drew the amusement of fans and generated the meme of Chance as an inveterate simp for his spouse (which… isn’t exactly a bad thing, but the audience loves a scumbag more than a square).
So, seeing Chance living it up in Jamaica with scantily-clad women had some Twitter users up in arms. “Chancellor where is yo wifeeee,” wrote one. However, others seemingly backed him up, pointing out that dancing in public should hardly be considered grounds for divorce. Some fans even pulled up the lyrics to his Coloring Book house party anthem “Juke Jam,” in which he says, “I mean, it’s just dancing, it’s harmless as f*ck.”
— kenyuhh (@KenyuhhM) April 18, 2023
There are plenty of other reactions but they typically seem to fall into one of the three categories. America is such a strange place. Check out a few more responses below.
Listen the ink on the divorce papers would be dried before the video ends https://t.co/YzHt57CC4V
— choco milo 🇬🇭 (@iheartchocomilo) April 18, 2023
All them “I love my wife” raps for WHAT https://t.co/WOWsScemyI
— Who You Foolin (@HueyBShootin) April 17, 2023
the non-caribbean people mad as hell about this talking about his wife. if y’all don’t shut up and let the man enjoy carnival https://t.co/sPeIXHRkmn
— 🏿 (@cultclassikk) April 18, 2023
Amaricans are brain dead, poor ting dem don't understand one fuck 😭 https://t.co/YIM59S9X10
— Monica🤎 (@monicayxz) April 17, 2023