Chance the Rapper’s birthday celebration was a star-studded event that raised more than $100,000 for his charity benefiting Chicago youths.
Chance’s Social Works, an organization aiming to uplift local youths through education, art and community engagement while supporting leadership and positivity, benefited from ticket sales that crossed the six-figure mark, according to the New York Daily News.
Held on Chance’s 24th birthday Sunday, April 16, the Instagram post promoting the event at Studio Paris nightclub promised special guests, which turned out to be Ludacris and T-Pain.
The party included novelty items like water bottles labeled, “Chance’s Secret Stuff,” a take on the “Michael’s Secret Stuff” label Bugs Bunny slapped onto a water bottle for Michael Jordan in the 1996 film “Space Jam.”
“[This is] an amazing position that I’m in,” Chance said after Luda and T-Pain arrived on stage. “To grow up in a city like this that’s dependent on one way but actualized in a different way, to see you guys all stand up and take care of me and protect me and show love to me and support me and support the kids of Chicago, thank you guys so much for doing this.”
At least two cakes were specially crafted for the Chi-town native, including one by Alliance Bakery of a massive Harold’s Chicken Shack bucket complete with kiwi-strawberry Mistic juice.
The other was Chance’s signature “3” hat by Penthouse Sweets.
Chance’s fundraising bash followed the news earlier this month that the MC has raised $2.2 million for Chicago Public Schools due to donations to Social Works, his own $1 million gift and a contribution from the Chicago Bulls.