Last week, Spike Lee visited Northwestern University in Evanston, Chicago to speak on his Chicago-based film Chi-Raq following a screening of the movie.
Chance The Rapper has been vocal about his feelings on the movie. During an appearance on Chicago radio station WGCI, Chance explained, “[Spike Lee] got his little 15 million from Amazon and his other little bread from Lionsgate and made a movie that was not about Chicago but, you know what I’m saying, manipulated and used Chicago actors and Chicago scenery to push this movie.”
“It was an oversimplification of a bigger problem,” he continued. “He wasn’t really focusing on the issues of Chicago. It wasn’t really about Chicago. To me, it was about this age-old conversation of black on black violence, which is to me some Bill Cosby ‘pull up your pants’ stuff. I’m just not for it.”
Following Lee’s visit to Northwestern, Chance The Rapper continues to slam the movie on Twitter, calling it sexist, racist, and a flop of a movie. He also says that Lee begged him to be in the movie. “Now stop tweeking for I get to releasing audio of you begging me to be in that trash ass movie.”