*Chance the Rapper plans to meet this week with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to discuss funding education in Chicago.
The Windy City artist, born Chancelor Bennett, tweeted Monday that he’ll meet privately with Rauner on Wednesday, and that he’s eager to hear the Republican governor’s ideas.
I’m meeting privately with the governor Wednesday. The two of us will address funding education in Chicago. I’m eager to hear his ideas.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 27, 2017
Rauner’s official Twitter account responded, saying “Looking forward to hearing your ideas, too.”
Talk of the meeting started after Rauner congratulated the rapper via Twitter for winning three Grammy Awards earlier this month, saying the state “is proud that you’re one of our own.” Chance replied that he’d “love” to meet with Rauner.
Chicago Public Schools is suing Rauner and state education officials, saying the way Illinois funds schools violates the civil rights of the district’s predominantly minority students.