Chance the Rapper speaks out about abuse stories of people he ‘called friends’

'I am ashamed of yall'

After appearing in the heartbreaking Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly where he admitted that “making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake,” Chance the Rapper took to Twitter to speak out about abuse allegations toward a handful of musicians in the Chicago art community.

“I’ve heard too many stories of domestic abuse, sexual violence and rape perpetrated by ppl I called friends,” the iconic rapper wrote on Twitter. “I am ashamed of yall.” The stories Chance references includes an alleged rape by rapper Towkio, an alleged sexual assault by The Social Experiment drummer Stix, and alleged coercive sex by rapper and activist Malcom London.

Rapper Joey Purp, who was featured on Chance’s recent track “My Own Thing,” was also recently accused on Instagram of physically assaulting the mother of his child. All four of the artists were known to be affiliated with Chance and Vic Mensa’s Savemoney crew, and have released music with the rapper.

In the tweet, Chance continued on to state that “these stories will be amplified and your victims will receive the justice they deserve.”