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There’s sad news for fans of Chance The Rapper. The Chicago native recently announced on Instagram that he’s canceling “The Big Tour.”

“Hey guys, I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour. I know it sucks and its been a lot of back and forth with reschedules and rerouting, but it’s for the best. I’m gonna take this time to be with family, make some new music and develop my best show to date,” Chance wrote.

“I’m deeply sorry to anyone with a ticket who has supported me this past decade by coming to a show and rocking out with me and I feel even worse for anyone who was planning on making this their first Chance concert.”

“Thank you all for an amazing year, and a huge thanks to my team and family for being so strong through this whole year. I promise to come back much stronger and better in 2020 and hope to see some of you guys there. I truly love you and God bless.” Chance concluded.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: (L-R) Lisa Bennett, Kirsten Corley, Chance The Rapper, and Kensli Bennett attend the World Premiere of Disney’s “THE LION KING” at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Chance had previously announced that due to he and his wife, Kirsten Corley welcoming their second child, he decided to postpone the tour to spend time with his family. That announcement was received pretty well by Chance fans, as many applauded the rapper for taking paternity leave, which isn’t too prevalent with men, especially rappers.

“When Kensli was born, I went on tour two weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most,” Chance said. “At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again.”

“The Big Tour” was in promotion of Chance’s debut studio album, The Big Day. Chance dropped the 22 track album over the summer in July and it reached the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200. The Big Day featured artists including Ari Lennox, Megan Thee Stallion, En Vogue, Gucci Mane, and Nicki Minaj.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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