Chance The Rapper Calls Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' A 'Sexist, Racist Flop'
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Mar 9, 2016 5:26PM
Spike Lee's controversial whirlwind-tour through Chicago to film and promote Chiraq last year was met with a mixture of excitement and condemnation. Our film critic called the movie, meant to serve as a musical adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata set in Chicago's most violent areas, a "disastrous mix of satire and tragedy."
South Side native Chance the Rapper had even harsher words for the film when he Tweeted about it, a week after Lee was in Evanston talking about the movie: Chance, born Chancelor Bennett, called it "sexist and racist" and an "offensive, unsuccessful flop of a movie."
The Tweets are apparently in response to to Lee's recent appearance at Northwestern University, during which he reportedly called the rapper a "straight-up fraud."
Come on now This guy promoting this offensive unsuccessful flop of a movie ... about the Southside...in fucking Evanston...— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 8, 2016
And then get mad when students at the screening challenge him on his sexist, and RACIST movie and he wanna point the finger at me— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 8, 2016
Boy. You are a lame. But more importantly a liar.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 8, 2016
Now stop tweeking for I get to releasing audio of you begging me to be in that trash ass movie— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 8, 2016
Chance's father, Ken Bennett, works in the mayor's office—a fact Lee has pointed out before while publicly feuding with the South Side native over the movie.