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Anita Baker gave Chance the Rapper a huge shoutout during her sold-out limited show residency at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas on Sunday night (May 29) where she said the Coloring Book rhymer helped her regain control of her master recordings.

“Would you guys say hello to a friend of mine by way of the music industry, by way of helping me get a hold and ownership of my master records, Mister Chance The Rapper is right there,” Baker said as the audience applauded the icon.

Chance responded to the video appreciating the public shoutout, “I saw one of THE greatest performances of my LIFETIME last night! Thank you so much @IAMANITABAKER for being an inspiration and an icon to so many of US.”

“Had no idea you would be in our Midst. Such a nice Surprise. Brought Tears, to my eyes,” the legendary singer responded to the Chicago MC.

“WOW the fact that you remembered my friends name AND that it was her birthday just echoes what an INCREDIBLE PERSON you are on top of all that you’ve given artistically. Honored and blessed to call you friend miss @IAMANITABAKER,” he tweeted.

Previously, Baker had been battling her former label to own her recordings. In September 2021, the legendary singer revealed she had acquired her masters in a tweet.

It is unknown the exactly role Chance (born Chancelor Bennett) played in Baker’s masters win.