Chance the Rapper posts lengthy and emotional response to new album criticism

“I’m getting this crazy feeling that people want me to kill myself,” wrote the artist

Ellie Harrison
Monday 05 August 2019 16:37
Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper has posted a lengthy and emotional Twitter thread in an apparent response to negative reviews of his new album, The Big Day.

The artist, who released his latest album on Friday after a slight delay, started his thread with the tweet: “I’m getting this crazy feeling that people want me to kill myself.”

He then went on to say suicide is “not my vibe at all, but I feel the push”.

The rapper wrote that he feels like people want him to be “ashamed”, but also thanked those who have supported him: “So for anybody out there that’s texted me the past few days, I appreciate you.

“And I’m happy being able to spend time with my family and do a lot of the things I used to do before I got so wrapped up in making this project.”

Towards the end of the thread, he added: “I just want to reiterate that I don’t want to kill myself, nor am I ashamed of loving my wife. I think I just wanted to say out loud that I see the vibes.”

The Big Day, which is Chance the Rapper’s first official studio album, features appearances from Nicki Minaj, John Legend and CocoRosie, to name a few, and is themed around his wedding to partner Kirsten Corley.

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