Chance the Rapper responded to the "Christian rapper" label that has been placed on him for the better part of two years. His break out project, Coloring Book, really added more to the claim that Chance is somewhat a Christian rapper who makes Christian music. Chance clarified how he felt about the label on him and his music during a recent interview for his Teen Vogue cover story.
“One of my biggest fears with Coloring Book was that it would be labeled. I hate labels,” Chance said. “I never sought out for people to recognize it as a gospel album. I don’t make Christian rap, but I am a Christian rapper. When I was going out and trying to fully give glory to God, in my setting, I feared that people would be dismissive of it, like, ‘This is Christian rap, I’m not trying to hear it.’ But it’s the total opposite: People were very accepting of it. Whether they say, ‘I’m an atheist, but I love Coloring Book’ or they say, ‘I’m so glad I was able to get closer to God through this project,’ people had formed opinions about what I put into the world. I think that’s always the goal of art, is to make people ask themselves questions. Like Get Out!”