Chance The Rapper Postpones Tour To Spend Time With Newborn Daughter- I Can’t Make That Mistake Again
Chance The Rapper, 26, took to social media to announce he will be putting his family first ahead of his upcoming tour following his debut album, ‘The Big Day.’ Last week (Sept 6th), Chance and his wife, Kirsten Bennett welcomed their second girl, Marli Bennett. Days after welcoming a new bundle of joy, Chance reveals he’s placing himself on paternity leave to focus his time on enjoying his family. He begins,
“I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work.”
He touches on going back on tour just days after the birth of Kensli, his first girl.
“When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli.”
Chance apologized to fans who anticipated his tour which was set to kickoff in San Francisco on Sept. 14.
“I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. Tour kicks off Jan. 15th and you can still get tix or your refund if you are unavailable at chanceraps.com & a few of the shows are still being rescheduled as well so stay tuned. I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW ???? SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”
The happily, newly married couple tied the knot earlier this year in a beautiful ceremony in Newport Beach, California’s Pelican Hill Resort. The rapper recently revealed how his wife saved his life. He tells Queen Radio,
“I need you to hear one song on my album that has my best verse that I written in my life. It’s called ‘We Go High’. I explain that my wife literally saved my life by becoming celibate and going and getting baptized.”
In the song, Chance raps,
“My baby mama went celibate, Lies on my breath, she say she couldn’t take the smell of it, Tired of the rumors, every room had an elephant, Tryna find her shoes, rummagin’ through the skeletons, She took away sex, took me out of my element, I tried to do the single-dad mingle-dance”
“It changed her life obviously, but we talking about me right now. It changed my life for real. Now I know exactly where my strength comes from.”
Chance’s North American leg has been pushed back further into 2020, with several dates still waiting to be rescheduled in Ottawa, Newark, Omaha, Tulsa, Tampa, St. Louis and St. Paul. Existing tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates, but refunds are also available at the point of purchase. More info and tickets for the new dates are available at chanceraps.com/tour.
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