by Phil W. Hudson
Chance the Rapper has Georgia on his mind.
According to a tweet from Chance the Rapper (born Chancellor Johnathan Bennett), the 2017 Grammy Awards’ Best New Artist wants to go to Clark Atlanta University (CAU).
“I was tryna go to Clark ATL,” the tweet reads. “I’m still tryna go. Like not honorary, the full blown ya dig. Can someone help me sign up.”
The 24-year-old Chicago native is an advocate for education. In March, the artist turned activist donated $1 million to the Chicago Public School system.
The rapper has a strong following in Atlanta and most recently performed in the city June 11 to a sold-out crowd at Lakewood Amphitheatre.
CAU is a private-historically black university and is the largest institution in the Atlanta University Center Consortium, which is the largest consortium of African American private universities and consists of Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Spelman College.
CAU rival Morehouse tried to get in on the action by hinting at recruiting the rapper.
“The CAU is a great place to be,” Morehouse tweeted at the rapper. “Morehouse is an even better House to call home! Welcome home my brother, we would love to have you in Atl.”
But, CAU wasn’t having it.
“He said #CAU,” the school said in response to Morehouse. “Stop the madness.”