During an appearance on “The Joe Budden Podcast,” the rapper, 25, admitted he’s not sure if “Good Ass Job,” an album he and West, 41, were planning to collaborate on, will ever even come out.
“I had talked to Ye when I was in Wyoming about making this project happen. He was like, ‘Yeah, we’ll do a project together,'” he said. “He came to Chicago and on like his third day he told me — way before he made the announcement, like weeks before — he was like, ‘I’m never leaving.’ And before that, he hadn’t really posted a lot of s–t about him being in Chicago, so it was very secret.”
But as the months have passed, and West has seemed to spend as much time in the headlines as the studio, Chance has started to wonder just how much of a priority the album is.
“As the attention started to grow around it, it kind of made me realize that ‘Good Ass Job’ was more of a later thing, that he’s still working on himself and on ‘Yandhi’ and s–t like that,” he admitted.
And based on what Chance had to say about West’s recent output, that may be for the best.
Chance made clear what part of his discography he likes most, saying, “Did you guys listen to [West’s 2004 debut] ‘The College Dropout’? Did y’all listen to [2005’s]‘Late Registration’? … That’s where it ends for me.”
When pressed about “Ye,” which he helped with despite none of his work making it onto the final record, he said, “Did I like ‘Ye’? I did. A little bit.”
Asked, finally, whether “Good Ass Job” will be worth it when West finally gets to it, all Chance could say was, “I don’t know.”
In April, before the release of “Ye,” Chance came to West’s defense after he was heavily criticized for his support of Donald Trump, tweeting, “Black people don’t have to be democrats.”
He soon backed away from his tweet, writing “My fault yo,” and explaining he’d just been trying to help out his friend.
“Kanye West is not just a mentor or big homie to me,” he wrote. “He’s my family. No matter how much I may disagree with him, it’s hard for me to watch people talk about someone I love — even if they were justified in doing so. I didn’t speak up because I agree with what Kanye had to say or cause I f—k with Trump, I did it because I wanted to help my friend and cause I felt like I was being used to attack him. Unfortunately, my attempt to support Kanye is being used to discredit my brothers and sisters in the movement and I can’t sit by and let that happen either.”