Chance the Rapper: activist, rapper, actor, dad, festival coordinator and...model? Yes, the artist is now venturing in the fashion world! He is the new model for Chicago designer Joe Freshgoods' "Thank You Obama" clothing line. Chance tweeted the news today, rocking pieces from the collection that's inspired by the former First Family.
The clothing includes a burgundy "Malia" tee (it has the message "we all smoke, it's ok"), a King Obama tee, a Obama all-star jersey and more. Freshgoods explained the message behind the line:
With this project i wanted to timestamp a period in my life where i felt like i can do whatever i wanted to do and be whatever i wanted to be. The night obama won his first term gave me so much hope, especially & most importantly as a black man. I decided to make a collection saying "thank you" and give me something to smile at every now and then when i look in the closet.
Chance and Barack Obama have been buddies throughout his two-term presidency. The rapper attended the White House State Dinner with his dad in October, and later sung Christmas carols for the annual tree lighting ceremony. Click here to cop a few items from the Thank You Obama line before they sell out.
See the rest of the photoshoot below:
Next, watch Fuse's throwback chat with a baby Chance about growing up in Chicago: