Chance The Rapper Apologizes to Dr. Dre for Making Fun of Aftermath

"I set out to empower and I completely missed the ball and I know that now."

Nobody is perfect—not even Chicago's golden child, Chance The Rapper.

On Thursday (June 22), the GRAMMY-award winning Coloring Book author issued a formal apology on Twitter to Dr. Dre and his record label, Aftermath, for making fun of the label during his recently-wrapped Be Encouraged Tour. 

While Chance was trying to humorously call out the same major label system that he has side-stepped thus far in his career, he admits he "publicly disrespected [the label's] hard work and contributions to music."



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Aftermath wasn't the only record label in Chance's crosshairs during the tour—he also took jabs at Def Jam, Atlantic, Epic, Motownand Universal—but no other label was on the receiving end of an apology Thursday.

Dr. Dre could scare just about anyone into a multi-tweet apology, but Chance seeing the error of his ways has more to do with growing up as a man and an artist than it does being afraid of a respected legend. Chance has accomplished a lot over the past four years—starting a foundation, donating millions to charity and uplifting the youth in his hometown of Chicago—which makes it easy to forget that he's only 24 years old.

We all make mistakes, it's what we learn from them that really counts.



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