Before his wins at the BET Awards, Chance the Rapper was honored by his hometown of Chicago at the DuSable Museum of African American History. But his own shocking announcement ended up stunning the crowd!
The museum gave Chance a Trailblazer Award at its “Night of 100 Stars” gala last weekend. While accepting the award, the rapper used that opportunity to instead give back to the museum! He announced that he would be donating his 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album to the museum, which took everybody by surprise! “I’m so excited to not just work hand in hand with the African American History Museum, but we want to build it up. We want to make it a staple of African American history,” Chance said in his short speech. “And that’s why I’m proud to announce that I’ll be donating my Hip-Hop Album of the Year Award, the first one to a black independent artist, to the DuSable.”
Watch Chance’s announcement below!
This dude is so amazing. It’s no wonder he became the youngest Humanitarian Award recipient at BET. He obviously wants to continue to help build up his city, including with this museum, but also lend his voice and platform to issues in this country and this world. Chance is truly commendable!