Chancelor Jonathan Bennett took the biggest chance of his young adult life on Wednesday during an Independence Day BBQ, when he proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley. According to Buzzfeed, Chance The Rapper became Chance The Fiancé on Wednesday following a mid-party proposal that appeared to take place at a local July 4 Bar-B-Que. A video of the engagement, which of course saw Chance getting down on one knee in front of his emotional girlfriend while friends cheered in the background, can be watched below.
Wednesday’s engagement to his girlfriend of five years was highlighted with a few other celebrational posts shared to social media, as also seen in the photos below. According to one of the photos shared by someone in attendance, the couple was joined by their daughter while Chance was still down on one knee and in the process of asking Corley of she would “Make [him] a man and be [his] wife?”
The report didn’t go on to say if the backyard party was taking place somewhere in Chance’s hometown of Chicago, but does it really matter? Sorry to the folks out there who thought they may have had a shot at one of pop music’s brightest and more honest stars, but Chance the rapper is now to be a married man.
2018 could continue to be another big year for the well-known rapper, who emerged onto the mainstream music scene over the past few years thanks to his notably independent album releases initially shared through SoundCloud. Just a few days ago it was reported that he was working with both Kanye West and Childish Gambino on two separate studio project.
“What’s cool is [Kan]Ye’s kind of got me in a mode of understanding your ability to multitask and work on different things,” Chance said in a recent interview. “I’ve been actively working on the project with Childish. I’m going to do a seven-track with Ye.”
Congratulations Chance and Kirsten!