By Shawn McFarland
According to a story from The Chicago Sun-Times, Chancelor Bennett – better known as Chance the Rapper – and ex-girlfriend Kirsten Corley came to a settlement over the child support case of their child, Kensli.
Tanya Stanish, one of Chance’s attorneys, said: “The parties have reached a full agreement. The case is concluded. I’m going to give major credit to Chance and Kirsten for working together to reach a deal that’s fair for their daughter, fair for them both.”The story cites that both parties wanted to put the interest of Kensli first. For those who follow Chance on any form of social media, this is no surprise. Unlike his rap contemporaries, Chance populates his Instagram with photos and videos of his daughter.
While other rappers post Instagram and Snapchat stories of them at the club or whipping expensive cars, Chance posts stories of him chilling with Kensli – and it’s become a daily occurrence.
Even his music touches on the relationship with his daughter (“Clean up the streets so my daughter can have somewhere to play,”) he raps on “Angels.”
And it extends past his own family, as well. Chance recently has made efforts to improve the status of public schools in Chicago. His mission has led him to meetings with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, as well as an inspired campaign that involved speaking at various public schools, as well as a $1 million donation.
Plain and simple – Chance cares about the youth. He cares about his own kin, and he’s fighting harder than any other public figure to better the lives of other people’s children. Now, I don’t know the full details of Chance and Kirstin’s relationship (but by all accounts, it seems civil and well-balanced.) Assuming this is the case, it’s uplifting to see them work something out to not just better their lives, but the life of Kensli.
After all, Chance the Rapper is for the kids.