Chance the Rapper is ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ musical performer as announced several weeks ago. For his stint on Saturday, October 26, the rapper wore a red Chicago Teachers Union sweatshirt, to show his support to the teachers that were on strike.
The said teachers have been on strike since October 17. They were demanding higher raise, more support staff and limits to class size. According to CNN, Chicago Public Schools is the third biggest school district in the country.
“To the teachers in Chicago, I know you guys are on strike right now. I fully support you,” Chance stated on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ “I just wish that when I was in school my teachers had gone on a strike.”
Chance the Rapper himself hails from Chicago and rapped about “The Second City” which is the nickname of his beloved Chicago city.
“To honor my hometown, I’m going to do a song about Chicago, the Second City,” the rapper quipped.
The song also paid homage to Burger King, Pepsi, ‘Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief,’ Bing and the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ spinoff ‘Angel.’
A public school teacher named Michelle Gunderson and a trustee for the teacher’s union expressed her sentiments through Twitter saying: “Your teachers thank you,” pertaining to Chance the Rapper’s song of support during the show.
“The bargaining team is still working tonight. We did take a break to watch you,” Gunderson continued.
Reportedly, this is not the first time that Chance the Rapper has Shown support for the teachers. Back in 2017, Chance donated $1 million to the public schools of the city to improve the arts and enrichment programs.