Chance The Rapper Formally Apologises For Dissing Dr. Dre

23 June 2017, 14:25 | Updated: 23 June 2017, 14:30

Chance The Rapper Hangout Music Festival

Chance regrets his actions.

Chance The Rapper has offered a formal apology to Dr. Dre and his record label Aftermath Entertainment for disrespecting them during his recent ‘Be Encouraged Tour’. 

While on tour, the Chicago rapper performed his song ‘No Problem’ while a series of record label logos flashed up behind on a screen behind him. 

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As part of the moment, Chance altered the names and logos of record labels, to disrespectful alternatives.

For example, he changed Dr.Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment into Can’t Do Math Entertainment.

However Chance appears to have now had a change of heart, taking to Twitter to apologise for actions.

“I want to formally apologize to Dr Dre, and all of Aftermath for publicly disrespecting their hard work and contributions to music,” he said.

“When I went on the Be Encouraged tour I made LED content to satirize and degrade major labels.

“I made the mistake of including Imprints which not only dulled my overall point of trying to uplift artist…But also singled out artist-owned ventures that have only worked to progress the culture.”

He also celebrated Dr. Dre’s value to Hip-Hop culture, mentioning some of the positive work he has done for his community.

“Dre is a premier example of creating space for wealth and ownership in an industry designed for creatives to be the foot soldiers,” he added.

“His work with Beats, Compton Schools and artist like Kendrick, Game, Eminem, .Paak, 50 NWA and others is unmatched and how i inspire to be.

“I set out to empower and I completely missed the ball and I know that now, once again Sorry to Dre, all the artists/producers at Aftermath and all the other folk trying to make a difference in music that I belittled.” 

Meanwhile, Chance The Rapper’s US ‘Be Encourged Tour’, which is currently on a short hiatus, kicks back off on 2nd July in New Orleans.

The rapper is also reportedly working on his debut album, which will follow-up his Grammy-winning mixtape ‘The Coloring Book’.

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