“If one more label try to stop me/ It’s gon’ be some dreadhead niggas in ya lobby,” raps Chance the Rapper in the opening line of his Coloring Book track “No Problem”. Such a scene played out during his performances on Ellen Thursday, as Chance, Lil Wayne, and 2 Chainz trashed a set modeled to look like a record label. Watch above.
The performance was all the more poignant given the recent drama involving Lil Wayne. Speaking of Wayne, he also snuck some new lyrics into his verse, as Pitchfork points out: “And if that label try to stop me/I’m gon’ let ’em rob me/Yeah, right, like Ryan Lochte,” Wayne rapped.
Chance also sat down with Ellen for an interview. The spoke of Chance’s decision to remain and why he gives away his music for free. They also recounted their first time meeting at President Obama’s recent birthday party. “I don’t get invited to White House parties,” Chance explained. “But I was in it, I was revelling in it, I was drunk … and when you said that to me, I was telling stories, like, ‘Yeah man, Ellen said she was gonna have me on the show!’ And I was like, ‘Did she say that?” Watch below.