Chance the Rapper Says "People Want Me to Feel Ashamed" About 'The Big Day'

Have the marital memes gone too far?

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BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Aug 6, 2019

Ahead of dropping The Big Day last month, Chance the Rapper detailed how the album was influenced by his wedding day. Naturally, the internet soon took to clowning the Chicago artist for putting his wedded bliss on wax, best exemplified by the following parody:
While Chance appeared to acknowledge the meme himself days later, he then expressed that criticism of the album and further joking around online left him feeling in lower spirits than usual.

"I'm getting this crazy feeling that people want me to kill myself," he wrote in a Twitter thread yesterday (August 5). "That's not my vibe at all, but i feel the push. And I feel like even more than that, some people want me to feel ashamed. Shame is heavy yo. And feeling shame for something that you were once prideful about is super heavy."

Chance thanked "anybody out there thats texted me the past few days," adding, "I'm happy being able to spend time with my family and do alot of the things I used to do before I got so wrapped up in making this project. And I wanna let some of these feelings go cause thats whats twitter is for. For people to say exactly whats on their hearts."

He concluded, "the number one thing thats been on my heart and has been reaffirmed in the last week that I'm now 100% sure of is… That I LOVE my wife."

The Big Day is out now, and marks Chance's first full-length release since 2016's Coloring Book. He's set to bring the album to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal on an accompanying tour later this year.

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