Chance the Rapper, rocking a jacket that I’m going to need someone to buy for me right now, is the latest GQ cover star. Alongside photos from Eric Ray Davidson, Chance opened up about Kanye West‘s “filter” and confirmed he most definitely fucks with frozen yogurt during a detailed chat with Mark Anthony Green.
“I don’t think I ever wanted to be like Kanye in personality, though,” Chance told GQ when asked if West’s presence has made it easier for him to reject the notion that celebrities must always say the “right” thing. “I think I definitely want to, have always wanted to, have his boldness or assurance in myself. But I’ve definitely seen Kanye do things where I was like, ‘I’d never do that.’ I’ve always been able to defend Kanye. When everybody’s like, ‘Kanye’s a nut, Kanye’s a nut,’ I’m one of those guys saying, ‘No, he’s saying some real shit.'”
Though he’s often able to rationalize what West does, Chance explained that he’s not “in the same position” to make similar moves. “Being around Kanye, Kanye says crazier shit in private than he does in public, which is hard to believe because he says the craziest things in public,” he said. “He does have a filter. He’s not a liar or somebody that is going to sugarcoat things when he does speak. But Kanye’s said some crazy shit to me where I respond, ‘No, I don’t feel you at all.'”
Chance, who added that he sees himself as a Kanye-like “disrupter,” also dropped this gem about the merits of frozen yogurt:
“I love frozen yogurt.”
Peep the full discussion here.