Speaking to Forbes magazine, he said: “The greatest of all time … most philanthropic musician is Michael Joseph Jackson. I think he donated over $600 million to charities and more afterwards … The only person I can really think of off the top when I think of charity that’s a musician is Michael Jackson.”
And Chance thinks West gives back to the people — but in a different way.
He added: “That’s how I’ve always thought about it ’cause most of the people that I grew up listening to were hip-hop artists and I don’t really remember there being a lot of … Ye gave back to the people, but it was in a very different way. It was always through his music. I can’t really think of anybody else.”
Chance The Rapper previously revealed he will donate $1 million to public schools in Chicago.
Speaking in 2017, he said: “I’m committed to help Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts. As an artist and after-school teacher, I know the arts are invaluable. They teach kids lessons about how small efforts can have big effects and how collaboration can lead to creativity. This check is a call to action. I’m challenging major companies in Chicago and across the U.S. to donate and take action.”