All Chance The Rapper was trying to do was stand up for fellow Chicago rapper Noname who appeared to be the target of J. Cole’s new song “Snow On Tha Bluff” — but now he’s feeling the heat from Twitter, too.
On Wednesday (June 17), Lil Chano referred to the song as “yet another L for men masking patriarchy and gaslighting as constructive criticism” and was quickly met with opposition.
Some questioned where this energy was when Kanye West was shouting “400 years of slavery sounds like a choice” on TMZ Live, while others told him to worry about his own lyrics, noting his 2019 album The Big Day wasn’t exactly his best work.
Par for the course, “Snow On Tha Bluff” has caused an uproar on social media and Twitter is staunchly divided. Chika, who refers to Cole has her “favorite rapper,” blasted the Dreamville founder for his perceived “tone deaf” response to Noname’s criticism of mainstream rappers and their alleged lack of support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt even went as far to call the song “corny.”
But many of Cole’s fan don’t see the problem and instead, applaud Cole for speaking his mind. Cole himself responded to the backlash and said he stood by “every word” in the song while encouraging people to follow Noname on social media.
Still, Twitter is still trying to cancel both Cole and Kendrick Lamar for their perceived silence on social justice issues — and Chance isn’t off the hook either.
Check out some of the responses to Chance’s “L” tweet below.
@chancetherapper I fucks with you and will continue to, but where was this energy when Kanye said “slavery was a choice.” You was telling black people they don’t have to be Democrats. All the fuck shit Kanye has done, I have NEVER seen you state he was wrong in public 🥴
— Jaleana (@TimeIsJillmatic) June 17, 2020
— Yujiro Hanma’s Demon Back (@Montel_OB) June 17, 2020
Chance the Rapper willing to go to bat for Noname, Gives Kanye a pass for the Trump Fiasco…yeah ok…. https://t.co/14fZPTfp8g
— Raizen (@ishyaboy90) June 17, 2020
Really wish you would’ve kept that same energy for @kanyewest 😕
— The Rodfather (@rodhockaday) June 17, 2020
Chance the rapper is so damn corny, where was this energy when your idol Kanye was wilding with the Trump hat? whole wannabe hotep ass simp. same dude that’ll beg for some understanding if he say some shit outta pocket. dude been weird and only gotten weirder smfh
— yung farmer (@yungfarmer300) June 17, 2020
So @chancetherapper has something to say about J. Cole now, but never had anything to say about Kanye’s whole “Make America Great Again,” phase?
— Davi (@DaviEpoch) June 17, 2020
Chance the rapper is trying to hold J Cole accountable for that song but didn't hold his mentor Kanye accountable for numerous times he's said something problematic
— NoCaprio (@ProblematicTrey) June 17, 2020
Where was this energy when your fave (Kanye) was actin up tho??
— Zaria Shatori (@Peace_Nirvana_) June 17, 2020
Lol you always felt away about Cole cause of how he consistently called out Kanye for his coon behavior. Amazing how quiet/slow to speak you were with Kanye but loud when It comes to J.Cole.
— Caleb (@JonJonLiddell) June 17, 2020
Where your ass was when Kanye was saying some bullshit?
— Daperc30 (@Daperc301) June 17, 2020
You talk about unity and then bash a dude that never spoke bad about you.
— DrewStarks (@drewdrewstarks) June 17, 2020
Chance this aint the battle you wanna fight. You are gonna look exactly like the other people who took his song outta context
— uncommon sense🌊🌞 (@Nterin) June 17, 2020
Nigga you made The Big Gay 😐 you don’t have an opinion anymore
— Daperc30 (@Daperc301) June 17, 2020
— Ron The Mighty Chief (@rapclassicsss) June 17, 2020
Nigga please. Nothing wrong with what he said, sometimes you gotta speak on how where we at with it. She had a problem, he had a problem. They both can say how they feel
— Hoodie Mel (@MelNoGibson) June 17, 2020
You taking an L for this tweet
— Niko 🧨 (@DJDeepPockets) June 17, 2020
Is this you? pic.twitter.com/Qh8PeQvr8w
— aidan (@_siraac) June 17, 2020
Cole bout to rip this man in 6 months pic.twitter.com/WAuk9HeQcB
— PatrickMahomebody (@JayVeaux) June 17, 2020