- Becca J. G. Godwin The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A man with millions of Twitter followers shot off an unexpected tweet Sunday afternoon, one that started a squabble between two major institutions.
That man was Chance the Rapper.
The hip hop artist announced that he wants to go to Clark Atlanta University: “I was tryna go to Clark ATL. I'm still tryna go. Like not honorary, the full blown ya dig. Can someone help me sign up.”
The university responded within 20 minutes, offering its assistance to help him enroll.
Then Morehouse College, spotting an opportunity, replied to Chance’s tweet.
"The (Atlanta University Center) is a great place to be. Morehouse is an even better House to call home! Welcome home my brother, we would love to have you in Atl.”
In response, CAU pointed out that Chance “said #CAU,” and told Morehouse to “stop the madness.”
The 24-year-old rapper is from Chicago, but has referred to Atlanta as his “second home” on Twitter. During a local concert in October, he called the city “his favorite place in the U.S. to play a show.”
CAU will be in Chicago next month for an annual football classic with Grambling State University, according to a press release. The school’s Student Government Association is also inviting Chance to perform at its homecoming activities Oct. 16 to 20.