Chance The Rapper is the latest star helping people get in the holiday spirit.
During a video chat with Ellen DeGeneres on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Chance revealed that he’d be releasing a new Christmas album, Merry Christmas Lil Mama: The Gift That Keeps on Giving on Friday, Dec. 11.
The album features new tracks and previously released songs from his mixtapes with Jeremih. One of Chance’s best friends, Jeremih is continuing to recover from his battle with COVID-19. “He just was released from the hospital the other day,” Chance shared. “He’s made an amazing recovery.”
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Chance also discussed his now-famous Twitter exchange with Dionne Warwick.
Hi, @chancetherapper. If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this.
— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020
I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick. God bless you 💙💙
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 5, 2020
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Chance explained that he was floored by Warwick’s tweet, adding that he was thrilled she even knew who he was. And remarkably, the online conversation led to the two joining forces to fight homelessness.
In a separate announcement made Tuesday, per Newswire, it was announced that Warwick will feature on a single Chance wrote, titled, “Nothing’s Impossible”, with proceeds going towards the Hunger Not Impossible initiative.
Warwick then confirmed the Weeknd would be joining them, telling fans in a Twitter video: “I am so excited I can’t contain myself. The Weeknd has agreed to join Chance the Rapper and I on our song, ‘Nothing’s Impossible’.”
I’m still on a mission to end foolishness by 2021. It looks like @theweeknd and @chancetherapper are joining me. Who’s next?
(I edited this video myself 😊) pic.twitter.com/k3KUOdfkMb
— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 14, 2020