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Chance the Rapper Says He’s Trusting God, Aunt in ‘Dire Need’

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Chance the Rapper tweeted recently that he is trusting God, though his aunt is in “dire need” of a kidney transplant but has been waitlisted “for years.”


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Chance the Rapper tweeted recently that he is trusting God, though his aunt is in “dire need” of a kidney transplant but has been waitlisted “for years.”

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The recording artist, whose real name is Chancellor Johnathan Bennett, tweeted May 23 his family “believes in the power of prayer and we give the problem to God.”

This is not the first time Chance has spoken about his faith. In December of last year, he announced via social media he was going on sabbatical to study the Bible.

The rapper’s decision to study Scripture, something he admitted he was “very unfamiliar with,” came after the birth of his nephew Charlie Matthew.

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“I’ve been brought up by my family to know Christ, but I haven’t taken it upon myself to really just take a couple days and read my Bible,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “We all quote Scripture and tell each other what God likes and doesn’t like, but how much time do we spend as followers of Jesus to really just read and KNOW his Word?”

“I’m definitely guilty of not devoting time to it” Chance added. “So I’m off to read and learn because the next generation of Bennett is here.”

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I’m on a plane headed out the country on my first sabbatical. I’m going away to learn the Word of God which I am admittedly very unfamiliar with. I’ve been brought up by my family to know Christ but I haven’t taken it upon myself to really just take a couple days and read my bible. we all quote scripture and tell each other what God likes and doesn’t like but how much time do we spend as followers of Jesus to really just read and KNOW his Word. I’m definitely guilty of not devoting time to it. So I’m off to read and learn because the next generation of Bennett is here and I need to be able to give my nephew Charlie Matthew the knowledge and tools to FUCK YALL UP. Lol but seriously he’s the first boy of the next line and he needs his uncle to be educated. So dont bother me, ill be back soon enough, with five or more books from bible read. Oh yeah and cigarette free 🙏🏾🎄🚭

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Many of Chance’s songs allude to the Christian faith. In 2017, he told Teen Vogue, “I don’t make Christian rap, but I am a Christian rapper.”

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In early December 2018, Chance posted a photo of his 3-year-old daughter Kensli on Instagram with the caption, “Train up a child in the way she should go,” a reference to Proverbs 22:6.