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Spike Lee Calls Chance The Rapper A ‘Fraud’ Because Father Works For Chicago Mayor



Spike Lee is continuing to defend his controversial film “Chi-Raq” despite what critics have to say. Lee made an appearance last Wednesday at Northwestern University in Evanston to answer questions about his film.

He also slammed his most vocal critics, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Rhymefest, King Louie and Chance The Rapper.

Lee referred to Chance as a “fraud,” calling the “Acid Rap” artist’s critiques a “punk a-- move,” according to DNAInfo.com.

Lee said Chance’s father Ken Bennett was named deputy chief of staff and director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement in 2014.

“He [Chance] was on the mayor’s payroll just like his father,” he said.

Lee also weighed in on a song released by King Louie called “F**k Spike Lee.” Lee joked he wasn’t responsible for Louie’s near fatal shooting in late December.

“I didn’t do it!” he said.

Chance The Rapper proclaimed in a heated Twitter rant that he was not in support of “Chi-Raq.”



“Let me be the one from Chicago to personally tell you we not supporting this film out here



“That s--- get ZERO love out here. S--- is goofy and it’s a bunch of ppl from NOT around here telling u to support that s---



“The people that made that s--- didn’t do so to “Save Lives”. It’s exploitive and problematic



“Also the idea that women abstaining from sex would stop murders is offensive and a slap in the face to any mother that lost a child here



“You don’t do any work with the children of Chicago, You don’t live here, you’ve never watched someone die here. Don’t tell me to be calm



“Just clarifying, I’m not damning the director of the film or anyone involved in making it. I am damning the film and the ideas it conveys,” he wrote on Twitter.



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