Chance The Rapper appeared on ABC’s “The View” and discussed the incident in which someone spray-painted a racial slur on the home of LeBron James.
Check out his thoughts and the video below.
“It’s kind of a common pattern in America’s history. When people that look like me get to a certain point of success … I mean LeBron James is, to me, the greatest of all-time basketball player, and people want to remind you of how they view you as a second class citizen. There’s not much you can do other than keep thriving,” Chance said.
LeBron James himself discussed the situation before leading the Cleveland Cavaliers into the 2017 NBA Finals.
“Just shows that racism will always be a part of the world, part of America. Hate in America, especially for African Americans, is living every day. It is hidden most days. It is alive every single day. I think back to Emmett Till’s mom and the reason she had an open casket, she wanted to show the world what her son went through in terms of a hate crime in America. No matter how much money you have, how famous you are, how much people admire you, being black in America is tough,” James said at the NBA Finals media day on May 31.
While on the show, Chance also gave his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s stance on Chicago and his motivation for donating money to Chicago Public Schools. The Chicago native also rejected the idea of running for public office because he believed it would limit his ability to help others.