Chance the Rapper released his highly-anticipated debut studio album The Big Day on Friday, July 26, 2019. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts, but not everyone was feeling the new vibe from the artist.
In fact, Chance took to social media to release a lengthy statement about the criticism he has received which appears to have temporarily put him in a dark place mentally.
The rapper said that he is having a “crazy feeling that people want me to kill myself.”
He has also been mocked for being so open about his religion and love for his wife. That led to Chance’s statement where he expressed exactly what he feels despite the criticism being handed down.
Chance took to Twitter to write:
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. What’s really weird is that music is the number one thing that influences how I feel on the daily. Like can really push me to one side or the other. And thats super raw to me. Cause I’m sure there’s other people that get their fuel from music. So for anybody out there thats texted me the past few days, I appreciate you. And 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. And 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.”
Despite the critics, The Big Day has had its success and Chance will be hitting the road for a nationwide tour to continue promoting the album.
The Chicago-based rapper will hit the road on Saturday, September 14 in San Francisco, California.