Chance The Rapper Compares Justin Bieber s New Album to Michael Jackson s Off The Wall and People Are Not Having It - XXLMAG.COM
|XXLMAG.COM 24 Sep 2020 at 07:58|
Chance The Rapper is setting some pretty lofty expectations for Justin Bieber s upcoming album, and fans of Michael Jackson arenot having it.
On Thursday night (Sept. 17), prior to the release of thetwo artists hoppedon a livestreamto discuss their own forthcoming solo projects and working together on the new track. During the conversation, the 27-year-old Chicago native compared Justin s new project to Michael Jackson s 1979 classic album, Off The Wall.
"I feel like we should talk about how fire your album is," Chano begins, before explaining his thoughts about the singer s new album.
He then makes the polarizing statement that has many MJ fans up in arms. "I will say, this is no cap at all, I said this to you in Chicago, it s some of the best music I ve heard, period," the 2014 XXL Freshman continues. "It reminds me of when Michael Jackson made Off The Wall. Everybody s who s listening... I promise you, it s literally groundbreaking music."
Music fans on Twitter were upset about the comparison, while Bieber stans were elated that Chance chose togive such an esteemed comparison tothe pop star.
"Soo chance the rapper said he believes Justin Bieber s new album is on level with off the wall #MichaelJackson. I mean, I like JB but NO!," one Twitter user wrote.
While Chance s comment is just one friend supporting the other, the comparison between the "King of Pop," one of music s most beloved artists, to Justin Bieberis certainly rubbing many fans the wrong way.