Chance The Rapper Addresses Wife & Ex-Manager In New Song

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Chance the Rapper performs onstage during A GRAMMY Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop at YouTube Theater on November 08, 2023 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Chance The Rapper addresses his divorce, fallout with his manager, and forgotten hype crawling out of dark space on his new song, “Buried Alive,” teased on Wednesday (April 24).

Chano’s career and personal life have experienced various obstacles since he dropped his debut album, The Big Day, in 2019. In an Instagram post that inquired about releasing a music video, he briefly touches on the issues centered around him in the new music for the first time.

As the lyrics flash in the post, he raps:

“The boy who lived got tied up for marryin’/ Tryna ride off into the sunset with nary goodbye/ Shot him off his high horse, ate his American pie / Called out his arrogant lies, tossed him in a hole / The middle of nowhere you never could find / Where’s his money now? Whеre his wife at? / Wherе his manager? Where his hype at? Then they threw the dirt in the casket and into the hunt for the baby in the basket.”

The rapper and his wife, Kristen Corley, announced their split after five years on April 3. Rumors of troubles in their relationship arose following Chance liking a sexually explicit tweet and a viral video of him dancing with a woman at a carnival. The couple have two children together. 

Chance and his former manager, Pat Corcoran, ended their partnership in April 2020. After the split, the two sued each other for millions. 

Chance originally announced on April 21 that he would create a new mixtape titled Star Line. He has posted regular teasers on social media. The upcoming tape will be his first release in five years. 

His debut album received lackluster reviews from critics, and his former manager called it “sub-par” in the ongoing lawsuit. Big Day debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts with 108,000 copies sold, a far cry from his history-making Coloring Book mixtape, which eventually generated 1.5 billion streams and was the first to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album in 2017.

Back to basics, Chance’s upcoming mixtape will feature Lil Wayne, Vic Mensa, T-Pain, and more.