Chance the Rapper
7.14.2016

Chance the Rapper Performs Tribute to Muhammad Ali at ESPYS

Long live the Greatest.

Chance the Rapper paid homage to Muhammad Ali at the ESPYS last night with a touching tribute, which included audio and visual assistance from the G.O.A.T. himself.

“When I get out of boxing, I want to do all I can to help people,” Ali is heard saying in a throwback clip, a nod to his humanitarian work. “What’s the best thing I can do? Get ready to meet God.”

Meanwhile, Chance delivers some potent lyrics of his own, inspired by Ali. “Ain’t nowhere greater,” he sang. “Ain’t nowhere brighter / Ain’t nowhere better / Ain’t no one prettier / Ain’t no one wiser / Ain’t no one better.”

Chance was joined during the rousing performance by frequent collaborators Jamila Woods, Peter Cottontale, Teddy Jackson, and Donnie Trumpet, who contributed to his latest project, Coloring Book.

“It was an honor. Rest in peace Muhammad Ali, He is in a much better place,” he tweeted following the performance.

Ali died on June 3 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.