You can add Chance the Rapper to the list of celebrities turned real-life superheroes. The popular musician and burgeoning actor was on his way to Sunday service this past Easter and wound up pulling a man from a burning car wreck. Though, his good deed didn't make the news, and whenever it came up, some fans thought he was embellishing on facts.
Now, some photos have surfaced, and the secret story of how Chance the Rapper saved a man's life is starting to pick up some viral currency. In early 2018, the 25-year-old helped an older man escape from his car, which was on fire at the time. On New Year's Eve, Chance mentioned the incident on social media.
The car accident happened on April 1, which lead to some folks thinking he had pulled an April Fool's joke. But Chance saw the car going at an estimated 90 miles per hour before it smashed into the wall while exiting the freeway. Chance explains what happened in his own words.
"I was the only person out there when it first happened and his car was on fire so I had to break his window, take off his seatbelt, let his seat back and pull a whole grown man out [of] the car unconscious. I was only by myself at first, then two older men helped me pull folks out the front after I got the doors open."
At the time, Chance didn't get the man's name. And he was never able to find out if the man had lived, or if he was doing alright. But later in the year, Chance reveals that the mystery man's nephew had reached out to him. And it was confirmed that the man Chance saved from the burning car had indeed lived through the incident.
"A kid DM'd me saying it was his uncle and that he lived!!"
There are a bunch of photos now circulating on social media that show the wrecked car, which is no longer on fire. One image shows Chance running towards a firetruck.
Chance the Rapper released 6 new songs to much acclaim in 2018. He also starred in his first feature film Slice, which was a surprise drop on the Internet instead of traditional release routes. He starred as a werewolf in the supernatural thriller comedy about a pizza parlor sitting on top of Hell. It was well received by his fans, and the Rapper has expressed interest in doing more acting. It sounds like he just put in his best audition for any upcoming superhero movies that might be coming down the pipeline. This news comes from The Jasmine Brand.
A kid DM’d me saying it was his uncle and that he lived!! https://t.co/fBkpwGQXIL— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 31, 2018