Chance the Rapper appears to defend Kanye West's presidential run on Twitter

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Monday, July 13, 2020
Chance the Rapper appears to defend Kanye West on Twitter
Chance the Rapper took to Twitter in apparent defense of fellow rapper Kanye West, who announced last week he planned to run for president in the 2020 election.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chance the Rapper is once again using social media to engage people in a conversation about politics.

Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper, took to Twitter Monday morning in apparent defense of fellow rapper Kanye West, who announced last week he planned to run for president in the 2020 election.

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Chance ask his 8.3 million followers on Twitter "Are u more pro biden or anti ye and why?"

The post sparked a reaction in the community, prompting some to criticize Chance and West's relationship and their motives.

He then went on to use the moment to call out the Chicago Police Department about the 1964 killing of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton.

The Chicago rapper has been known to voice his political opinion on Twitter, especially about the most recent mayoral election. In 2018, Chance endorsed Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia.

WATCH: Chance the Rapper endorses Amara Enyia

Chance the Rapper has made an endorsement in the upcoming Chicago mayoral election.

At the time Chance said too many people don't vote for who they think they should, but instead who they think could win. He has also previously been openly critical about former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with some fans even creating a website calling for the rapper to run for mayor.

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Chance later went on to endorse Toni Preckwinkle in her run for the position. Ironically, his father Ken Bennett was a co-chairman of Preckwinkle's campaign -who was eventually beat out by the city's current mayor Lori Lightfoot.

WATCH: Chance the Rapper endorses Toni Preckwinkle

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