Chance the Rapper Postpones Tour, Opts for Paternity Leave After Birth of Daughter

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Mere days before his #TheBigDay World Tour was set to kick off comes the shocking news that Chance the Rapper, born Chancelor Bennett, is taking paternity leave.


After welcoming his second baby girl, Marli, the “No Problems” spitter revealed on Monday that as much as he loves his fans, his family will always take precedence.

“I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour,” he posted on Instagram. “This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work.”

In the same post, the Chicago native noted that he previously went on tour a mere two weeks after the birth of his oldest daughter Kensli and regrets missing out on “some of the most important milestones in her life,” as well as being MIA when his wife Kirsten needed him most.

“I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli,” Chance wrote.

Thankfully, his tour has only been bumped to January, though fans of the frequent Kanye West collaborator will be able to catch him doing a few spot dates in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Miami beforehand.


Shoutout to Chance for taking care of home and putting his family first.


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Raineyb1013, Misfit Black Girl Island Denizen

I don’t get it. He’s not working a 9 to 5, he must have had an estimated due date why not just schedule the tour at a time he knew the child wasn’t due to be born.