The Internet Is Awash With Memes About Chance The Rapper Loving His Wife
After years spent drip-feeding the public acclaimed mixtapes, Chance The Rapper finally dropped his debut album, The Big Day, this July. And the reception has been, uh, let’s call it mixed.
For the most part, critics have derided the record. Youtube’s Anthony Fantano gave it a rare zero out of ten score, Pitchfork called it “sprawling” but glib, and even the usually giddy Rolling Stone called its pleasures occasional.
It’s not just the critics who don’t vibe with the album either. Many Chance fans feel disappointed by its corny rhymes, and generally upbeat and child-like rhythms. Its Google Ratings score currently stands at 66%, which is pretty woeful for such an anticipated record from such a considerable star.
“i met kanye west im never goin to fail” -chance the rapper pic.twitter.com/UzlrTfGFv6
— 𝓨𝓸𝓰 ❦ (@prodyorgo) July 31, 2019
To be fair, at least one positive has come from the record — the internet is now awash with excellent Chance The Rapper-inspired “My Wife” memes.
See, The Big Day is a quasi-concept record, centred around Chance’s marriage. It’s stuffed with references to his wife — how beautiful she is, how much he loves her, how she ‘saved’ him. While his contemporaries are out there releasing complicated, spiky records about living in the modern world, Chance is boasting about his marital bliss.
Within moments of the album dropping, Twitter picked up on the theme. Before long, for every tweet there was criticising the record, there was another shoehorning Chance into a wife meme, creating this beautiful deluge of criticism and lopsided humour.
Feast your eyes on some of the best jokes:
let's be real chance probably should've left this song off the album pic.twitter.com/KQMIwsmaf3
— charles (@charliewinsmore) July 27, 2019
Chance The Rapper's wife and daughter listening to his trash album so they don't get kicked out the house pic.twitter.com/9GsHacWmTT
— scumrag (@gameransar) July 29, 2019
me listening to the 14th straight song about chance the rapper loving his wife pic.twitter.com/DOrOkBJmhi
— Matt Bockenfeld (@MrBTheTeach) July 29, 2019
literally no one:
not a single soul:
Chance the Rapper: Mahh wife! pic.twitter.com/gkZZJSyOCc
— 🤛🥴🤜 dirt. 💪🥴🤙 (@jeffxc) August 1, 2019
Me after hearing Chance rap about how he loves his wife for the 100th fucking time pic.twitter.com/ERqhAKJLF7
— Shaggy_GOD (@ShaggyGOD3) August 1, 2019
Chance the Rapper when he hasn't said he loves his wife in 5 minutes pic.twitter.com/W7ztJIivWh
— Taylor Samuels (@taysam393) August 1, 2019
me trying to go about my week while thinking about that chance the rapper “ooh I love my wife” song pic.twitter.com/LAKQ8mOy5s
— eric (@erichamilton_) July 31, 2019
chance the rapper borat
ouuu i love my wife!
— Act 2: Matt (@snorkreloaded) July 31, 2019
Hell, even Chance himself has gotten in on the action, engaging with the meme via a brief tweet.
I love my wife igh
— The Big Day out now (@chancetherapper) July 31, 2019
I mean, it’s not entirely surprising that this is the way that Chance has decided to spin the narrative. I guess refocusing the attention onto a lighthearted and amusing meme is probably preferable to trawling through all those negative reviews?