Chance The Rapper knows that when he counts his blessings he counts his wife Kirsten twice!
The rapper whose real name is Chancelor Jonathan Bennett stopped by Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio to promo his new album ‘The Big Day’ and candidly said his wife, Kirsten Corley “saved” him by encouraging him to become celibate.
“I need you to hear one song on my album that has my best verse that I written in my life,” he told her. “It’s called “We Go High.” I explain that my wife literally saved my life by becoming celibate and going and getting baptized.”
He continued, “It changed her life obviously, but we talking about me right now. It changed my life for real. Now I know exactly where my strength comes from.”
Chance goes on to explain how his spiritual awakening happened after his 2016 Coloring Book album. At this time he and Corley weren’t together and he knew he hadn’t fully matured yet.
“This is all after Coloring Book, after I proclaimed that I love Jesus, and all that stuff. You’re never fully, fully sanctified, so I had to keep figuring it out. I had to do the Grammy’s by myself. I had to do a lot by myself. Then when my girl was gracious enough to have me back, it changed my whole life,” he shared. “Now I know exactly where it all comes from.”
He also added, “The other day, last night, or the night before, I was lower than I ever been. I know the caricature of me is super… positive. I was lower than I ever felt in my life, and I really had to get down on [my] knees and be like, ‘I know I can’t solve this problem by myself.’ So I’m here right now happier than I ever been.”
The newlyweds who tied the knot earlier this year have a 3-year-old daughter Kensli Bennett and are expecting baby number two!