Due to the way the public is constantly and cacophonously crying for blood, it can sometimes be tough for a celebrity to do the right thing in any given situation. Case in point: Chance The Rapper announced that he’s donating a bunch of money to Chicago’s schools last week, and now Chicago’s second-favorite newspaper—The Sun-Times—has published an opinion piece about how a child support battle might tarnish his good image. According to the op-ed, the mother of Chance’s daughter (a woman named Kirsten Corley) has filed paperwork in court saying that “a long-term child-support agreement” between her and Chance has not been reached, and also that she is “essentially being held hostage” in his home until they work out the child support “on his terms.”
Based on the op-ed’s account of the paperwork, it sounds like Chance’s argument is that he’s not as rich as people might think he is, and though he’s perfectly willing to pay permanent child support to Corley for their daughter, he thinks Corley herself should contribute more than she currently does. The Sun-Times piece ends by noting that Chance’s “clean-cut image could take a big hit” if this becomes a thing, which is definitely true, but now Chance himself has spoken out against the Sun-Times and its own role in trying to make this into a thing.
As reported by Track Record, Chance has taken to Instagram to respond to the Sun-Times piece, first with a now-deleted video that features him alongside Corley and their daughter as he says, “y’all better do y’all jobs and stop worrying about how good my family is,” then adding, “don’t let anybody get between you and your family.” He then posted a second video that seems to show him, Corley, and their daughter playing, and it includes the caption: “Don’t worry about anything else. Do your job.”
[Note: Track Record, like The A.V. Club, is owned by Univision Communications.]