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Chance the Rapper Wants Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Resign

Musician takes some major steps to try to ensure a change of power in the controversial city, including buying a website

Chance the Rapper announced this week he had acquired the Chicagoist, a website that covers Chicago news and culture — and vowed in a new rap song to use it to “run you racist b****** out of business” and force the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

WNYC, owner of other “-ist” branded sites, confirmed the acquisition in a statement, which included more comments from the rapper.

“I’m extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events and entertainment,” Chance The Rapper said.

“WNYC’s commitment to finding homes for the -ist brands, including Chicagoist, was an essential part of continuing the legacy and integrity of the site. I look forward to relaunching it and bringing the people of Chicago an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content,” he added.

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But this wasn’t the only announcement made by the artist.

In the same song that announced the purchase of the outlet, he took a swipe at Emanuel over a proposed program, costing $95 million, to train police officers after the U.S. Justice Department determined that Chicago cops used excessive force against black residents, according to Reason magazine.

“And Rahm, you done, I’m expectin’ resignation … an open investigation on all of these paid vacations for murderers,” the artist rapped in the new song.

Emanuel indicated he may not be a fan of the rapper, walking out of Chance’s speech to the city council last year in November, in which the rapper suggested instead using the money to fund public schools and mental health programs.

This Fox News piece is used by permission; the Associated Press contributed.

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(photo credit, homepage and article images: Chance the Rapper, CC BY 2.0Julio Enriquez)

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