Chance The Rapper is expressing strong expectations for Justin Bieber’s upcoming album and Michael Jackson fans are not approving this. On September 17, initial to the release of Justin Bieber’s new song “Holy” which features Chance The Rapper, the two lyrical artists began a live stream to each talk about their solo and collaborated work they have coming out soon.
Throughout the conversation, the 27-year-old rapper had made a comparison with Justin’s new project to the King of Pop Michael Jackson’s album, Off The Wall.
What did Chance The Rapper say to cause all of this Twitter drama?
“I feel like we should talk about how fire your album is,” the Chicago rapper starts up before rationalizing his thoughts about Bieber’s new album. Then he begins to make his controversial statement that has numerous Micheal Jackson fans puzzled and left disrespected.
“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. It reminds me of when Michael Jackson made Off The Wall. Everybody who’s listening… I promise you, it’s literally groundbreaking music.”
Fans were quick to jump onto Twitter and express how they felt.
Even though they were upset about the comparison, fans of Justin Bieber were excited that Chance chose to give such an admirable comparison to him.
“Soo chance the rapper said he believes Justin Bieber’s new album is on a level with ‘off the wall’ #MichaelJackson. I mean, I like JB but NO!,” one angry Twitter user wrote.
Another MJ fan tweeted, “Chance woke up today and decided to tell the world that he believes Justin Bieber’s new music is on the level of *check notes* Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall???????? What type of crack are they serving at Yezzy church? @chancetherapper.”
Another MJ fan brought themselves into the conversation and brought up his large diverse fan base that MJ had during his lifetime. “I don’t see babies trying to be like Justin or granny’s rocking out to him…the music maybe be good @chancetherapper but the level is otherworldly. #MichaelJackson #StopComparing.”
What are your thoughts about the comparison of Justin Beiber to the legendary and late Michael Jackson?