Chance The Rapper Made History With This Grammy. Now He's Donating It.

"I don’t need it! I don’t need it!"

Chance the Rapper is giving up his Grammy for Best Rap Album — but don't worry, it's going to a good home.

In February, Chance's Coloring Book became the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy. Last month, at the Night of 100 Stars Gala for the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, the 24-year-old announced that he would be donating the award to the museum.

Chance, who is on the museum's board of trustees, was being honored with the Trail Blazer Award when he made the announcement

"I'm so excited to not just work hand in hand with the African American History Museum, but we want to build it up," Chance said in his acceptance speech, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "We want to make it a staple of African American history. And that's why I'm proud to announce that I'll be donating my Hip-Hop Album of the Year Award, the first one to a black independent artist, to the DuSable."


Museum officials were apparently unaware of the donation, but they stood up and applauded with the crowd. "I don't need it! I don't need it! That's right! Stand up! Stand up!" Chance said from the stage.

Of course, Chance still has two other Grammys — for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance — as well as any others he might win in the future. His generosity in donating the trophy shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone familiar with his other charitable gestures, specifically those benefitting his hometown of Chicago. In fact, just a day after making this announcement, Chance made history again by becoming the youngest person ever to win the BET Humanitarian Award.

DuSable board member Lisa Pilot Livingston told the Sun-Times that they expect to speak with Chance further about the donation at this month's board meeting.

(H/T: Huffington Post)


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