Published Jan 09, 2019While Chance the Rapper has spent his career spinning a very wholesome image of himself, the same can't be said of several friends and collaborators close to the rapper. Just the other day, the Chicago hip-hop artist issued an apology over his ties to R. Kelly, and now Chance has wrote another statement in the wake of the growing hashtag #SurvivingLoudly.
As numerous Chicago women bring to light tales of abuse on Twitter, Chance has penned a tweet of his own after several members of the city's artistic community — including R. Kelly and another Chance collaborator Towkio — have come under fire.
"In the past 2 days I've heard too many stories of domestic abuse, sexual violence and rape perpetrated by ppl I called friends," Chance tweeted this afternoon. "I am ashamed of yall. These stories will be amplified and your victims will receive the justice they deserve."
As previously reported, Chance collaborator Towkio was recently accused of rape and the drummer of Chance's the Social Experiment band, Stix, has been accused of sexual assault.
In the past 2 days I've heard too many stories of domestic abuse, sexual violence and rape perpetrated by ppl I called friends. I am ashamed of yall. These stories will be amplified and your victims will receive the justice they deserve.— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) January 9, 2019
As Spin points, out, the accusations to people close to Chance don't end there either. Joey Purp — who has frequently worked with Chance — has also been accused of physically assaulting the mother of his child, while fellow Chance associate rapper/activist Malcolm London has also been accused of sexual misconduct.
Of course, then there's the very real and very criminal accusations against R. Kelly, who Chance collaborated with on the 2015 song "Somewhere in Paradise."
As of press time, no charges have been laid against any of the artists mentioned above, and no allegations have been proven in court.