EXCLUSIVE: RICKEY SMILEY JOINS CHANCE THE RAPPER FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
Chance The Rapper asked Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner for a meeting last month via Twitter to discuss Chicago Public Schools’ funding crisis. The budget hole threatens to end the school year for approximately 400,000 students. According to CNN, Illinois has gone two years without a budget.
.@chancetherapper and I talked about the imp. of getting more money for all school children in Illinois, especially low-income children.
After the meeting, Chance released a statement where he said he was ‘flustered.’ Apparently, the meeting was unsuccessful with the governor offering vague responses.
“I’m a little bit flustered, just a little bit,” he said. “I thought that went a little different than it should have.”
He went on to explain that he wanted people to do their jobs.
“I’m not like a press person, so I don’t know how to do this sh**, but I’m just saying I want people to do their jobs. I want you all to do your jobs, as a matter of fact,” he said. “If all your publications that you guys work for … and the international and national publications out there – Complex, Billboard, people that post about me walking down the street and sh** — if you guys could give a comprehensive history on how we ended up here.”
But Chance is not the type to give up!
Chicago Public Schools and I did not lose today. Please don’t let that become the narrative. Monday morning I’ll have a plan.
He visited Westcott Elementary School, located 3 blocks from where he grew up in Chicago where he announced he would donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools from ticket sales for his upcoming tour!
Chance The Rapper’s heartwarming act has influenced our own Rickey Smileywho announced on Dish Nation, he too wanted to donate. He’s the first celeb to pitch into this wonderful cause.
“I’ll tell you what, I’m willing to jump into that. I’m not donating $1 million, but the Rickey Smiley Foundation on behalf of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and Dish Nation, we will definitely donate $5,000!
Will others celebs join Chance The Rapper in this cause?