Chance the Rapper has been teasing the release of his new album The Big Day, but his release date came and went with no new music. Because of the delay, fans took to Twitter to voice their confusion. UPDATE: The album has since been released.
Some took the angry approach, tweeting at Chance and asking the superstar emcee where the album is. They even made use of gifs or memes of impatient people and pop culture figures to convey their frustration. Check out some of the best reactions below.
Other tweets saw fans vent their frustration at staying up late to listen to the album, only to discover that it wasn’t coming. “Wait I’m pissed chance didn’t even drop the album,” wrote one user. “I was sooo hype to listen to it on the way to work. @chancetherapper we not friends on my mama.”
Another user said that they wouldn’t give up hope until the album gets released. “Update: 6 hours later, still refreshing my Apple Music every 2 min. Wanting to sleep but it’s to late for that,” he tweeted. “Won’t close my eyes till that beautiful album cover pops up out of no where on my screen because at this point it could be any second.”
One disappointed fan tweeted out that Chance’s working relationship with Kanye West may have led to the album’s delay, given West’s reputation for being a perfectionist and delaying the release of his projects. “Chance the Rapper was working with Kanye on his album so I’m really not surprised that it got delayed,” he pointed out.
“If Chance The Rapper doesn’t drop this album in the next hour then it’s official, he’s been hanging out with Kanye way too much,” wrote another, echoing the sentiment of the Kanye connection. “Chance, we know you like ye but don’t run on that mans time.”
Another Twitter user drew a parallel between the album not coming out and Chance’s recent show cancellations. “Ugh @chancetherapper really out here finessing us like this canceling shows all the time and not dropping his album on time,” she wrote. “All I wanna do is heat your music and see you live.” According to HotNewHipHop, the rapper cancelled a performance in Australia due to an undisclosed illness.
This is not the first time that a prominent rapper has experienced a delay. After the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals, Drake announced that he would be releasing two new tracks. Despite the expected release date of midnight EST, the Drake tracks didn’t come out until several hours later. The rapper even jumped on Instagram Live to assure fans that he was running behind and that the release would still happen.