Chance The Rapper Blasts Spike Lee For “Chi-Raq” Film

"You've never watched someone die here," the Chicago rapper says. More News On HipHopDX

Chance the Rapper has joined the league of emcees decrying director Spike Lee for his forthcoming film, Chi-Raq.

"Let me be the one from Chicago to personally tell you we not supporting this film out here," Chance the Rapper says in a series of Twitter posts published today (December 4). "That shit get ZERO love out here. Shit is goofy and it's a bunch of ppl from NOT around here telling u to support that shit. The people that made that shit didn't do so to 'Save Lives.' It's exploitive and problematic."

At the movie's premiere in New York on Tuesday (December 1), Lee said, "this film is about changing lives."

The movie is based on the Greek play Lysistrata where women abstain from sex in order to stop local violence.

"The idea that women abstaining from sex would stop murders is offensive and a slap in the face to any mother that lost a child here," Chance the Rapper adds to his criticism of the director. "You don't do any work with the children of Chicago, You don't live here, you've never watched someone die here. Don't tell me to be calm."

Rhymefest, Lil Bibby, Lil Durk and other Chicago rappers have also expressed displeasure with the way their hometown is being represented in the film.

Last month, Chance The Rapper was named a Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Magazine.

Let me be the one from Chicago to personally tell you we not supporting this film out here

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 4, 2015

That shit get ZERO love out here. Shit is goofy and it's a bunch of ppl from NOT around here telling u to support that shit 🙅🏾🙅🏾🙅🏾

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 4, 2015

The people that made that shit didn't do so to "Save Lives". It's exploitive and problematic

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 4, 2015

Also the idea that women abstaining from sex would stop murders is offensive and a slap in the face to any mother that lost a child here

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 4, 2015

You don't do any work with the children of Chicago, You don't live here, you've never watched someone die here. Don't tell me to be calm

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 4, 2015

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